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Mama Mia's pizza and cafe

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185 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4715
518-583-7783
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best meal anywhere!

We just couldn't have had a better tasting Italian meal! Giuseppe we there to make sure we felt welcome. Loved watching the pizzas being spun in the air before going into their big ovens! It is in the Price Chopper Plaza at the south end of the main drag. Well worth leaving the busier areas in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Elma, New York
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Elma, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We just couldn't have had a better tasting Italian meal! Giuseppe we there to make sure we felt welcome. Loved watching the pizzas being spun in the air before going into their big ovens! It is in the Price Chopper Plaza at the south end of the main drag. Well worth leaving the busier areas in the heart of town... More 

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The chicken picatta was not tender, it lacked an egg dipped batter and the sauce was only good. The chicken needed to be tenderized. The side of penne with marinara was huge but the sauce is very plain with no flavor of garlic or olive oil. Frankly the chicken picatta at Caputos is much, much better and their Marinara is... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been going to Mama Mia's since they first opened several years ago. At first I was skeptical b/c I generally avoid restaurants in a strip-plaza but I'm glad I got to know this place! The owner, Giuseppie (Joe), is a wonderful host and makes all of his customers feel welcome! They make fantastic pizza in their large brick oven... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I know the name says pizza and the restaurant is actually in a strip mall but my son and I both had spaghetti and meatballs. The meal started with a warm crusty bread followed by a generous portion of spaghetti, very, very good. The only improvement would be a starter salad. The menu is extensive, and obviously includes pizza. I... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a favorite of ours. Prices are reasonable, the food is great! If the weather is very warm (which doesn't happen too often in Saratoga), opt for the back room in the bakery section. With the open pizza ovens, it can get quite hot in this restaurant. There may be a wait for a table, especially if it's racing... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We relocated from Niskayuna to Ballston Spa and was referred to this site by friendly salesman at one of the locatl furniture stores. We had their generously portioned Italian dinners and their pizza made with a tasty thin crust. We now visit their about every 2-3 weeks and love it.It is conveniently located in a strip mall just outside Saratoga... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went here for a quick lunch on our first day in town. It was great food, great prices, and the service was also great!

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New York City, New York
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167 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It's been a while since I was last in this restaurant so I decided, after hearing great things, I'd give it a try again. Well, maybe we just got them on a bad night. I would say the highlight of dinner was the Sliced pears & prosciutto with crispy fried shallots. It certainly is big enough to share. The bread... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We didn't have a reservation and they were full so can't speak to sit-down service but pizza to go was really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Best Italian food in saratoga! Great staff always very attentive and friendly and the owners are awesome!! Highly recommend!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4715
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: 518-583-7783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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