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Mamma Lucia

4916 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
301.907.3399
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Ranked #113 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
PITTSBURGH,PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Was in the mood for Italian or Pizza so stopped in at Mamma Lucia's. Sidewalk tables draw you in, and once in the staff is VERY attentive and pro active in making you feel comfortable and cared for. Manager or owner, not sure which roamed to make sure all customers were satisfied! Food was good, Veal Parm was good, spaghetti... More

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Rick M, General Manager at Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks for the review my friend. My name is Rick Moreno one of the Mamma Lucia Partners, we love all our guest the join us and their reviews like yours helps us improve our food and locations. We have 6 locations in the Washington DC area and all strive to make the experience a great one. If you atop at... More

Sparta, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Pizza was very good. Ravioli was a nice surprise. The bread that was brought to us was yummy. Wait staff was very attentive. Clean bathrooms.

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Rick M, Owner at Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I will be so glad to let our staff know that you folks enjoyed your visit. Please come visit us again and let all your friends know about us!!! More

Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I ate here twice, the second time I looked more carefully at the menu to discover home made pasta. It was so much better than my first visit! I had linguine type noodle with bolognese. I highly recommend it. My colleague had a veal dish, with a lemon sauce and she liked it very much. All the staff were polite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pasta dishes were ok but very oversized and not as flavorful as I had hoped for. 1 dish lasted 3 meals for me. Dessert was a huge disappointment- the tiramisu was very dry and did not taste like any tiramisu I've ever had. Service was fairly attentive and polite. The menu is extensive, and the pizzas looked quite good (the... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Their entier menu was good at some point several years ago, but i think they got to big and the quality of the food went head down. On the other hand the Bread and the olive oil mix is just outstanding. Their pizza is also really good too.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place was in a great location and a very happening place on a Sat evening. The manager saw us looking at a menu outside and came and greeted us and answered any questions we had. The service was great. We ordered take out and everyone was polite and quick. My kids got the spaghetti and meatballs. Too much sauce... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

So before I had beed there and even once walked out cause after being seated for 10 min we got no service ... BUT NOW ITS GREAT !!! I have been there 2 times with my boyfriend and Maria my server was great. And I think Dave ?! the new manager is great ... It is just a wonderful place... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Called in here for a quick casual mid week dinner with family. We were disappointed. The standard Italian pastas were not done particularly well, and the prices reflected something a bit better, at least by our way of thinking. So I doubt we would return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We've been customers at this restaurant for 5+ years, occasionally stopping in to get a tomato based pasta option, which was always just OK. Understand that our bar isn't set too high at this restaurant. After this recent dinner, trust me stick to the tomato sauce options at this establishment, they're OK and palitable. We made the mistake of venturing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my favorite spots for lunch in Bethesda. I normally have the Antipasto Italiano. A very large and tasty lunch salad. The bread is served toasted with a nice combination of spices and a great dipping mix of oil and cheese. Very friendly staff.

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