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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: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden gem in Saratoga

It's in a strip mall - but don't let that fool you! Amazing Italian fare, great atmosphere,with an attached bakery ~ GO! you won't regret it

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Theresa S
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's in a strip mall - but don't let that fool you! Amazing Italian fare, great atmosphere,with an attached bakery ~ GO! you won't regret it

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Thank Theresa S
Albany, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I was shocked about this pizza, it was a square cut cheese pizza, crust was hard as a rock, no flavor hardly any cheese they threw sausage on top wasn't even browned, bland flavor sauce was awful too, we threw it out, awful!

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Thank Lisa B
Ballston Lake
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Hidden away in a shopping plaza on Route 50 just south of the Saratoga Springs downtown area, Mama Mia's Pizza and Cafe is one of those inconspicuous restaurants that depend upon "word of mouth" to cultivate a loyal clientele. Although pizza is emphasized in its sign, which might be an inducement for strangers to stop in for some traditional comfort... More 

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Thank Robert R R
Saratoga Springs, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This place is romantic and good eats off the beaten path in ritsie Saratoga. It offers very good food, broad price range, great coffee and desserts. you can also tone it down financially by getting their soup and an app. Tasty smaller meal that works. Really love it, we always feel welcomed and had only minor problems that the staff... More 

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Thank _Santana24
Malta, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very pleasant, but a little noisy. Excellent Italian food. Best I have had since I moved from NYC. Excellent red sauce (gravy). Good service. Ask for back room with videos of Italy.

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Thank lvmoll
Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My friend's wife was hosting a holiday party that my wife was attending, and so as tradition dictates we went out for a cocktail and dinner. After a Belgian ale at another well known, deservedly, Saratoga establishment, we headed out to Mama Mia's. This was my choice, as I had recently been in Italy for 17 days, and I had... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I loved their chicken piccata and we received great service when we visited! The food is always good here!

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Thank Steedsjp
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is busy! Reason? Good Italian food at reasonable (but not cheap) prices. The staff is friendly.

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Thank Rollrock0711
Camden, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you like good Italian food, you'll love this. Unassuming exterior, (looks like a glorified pizza place in a strip mall), but the entrees were plain delicious. Lamb Osso Buco (with lamb Bolognese), Chicken Saltimbocca, fresh Capellini with Mixed Mushrooms and Sea Scallops (finished with white truffle oil) - all very, very good.

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Thank Gary H
Saratoga Springs, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great entrees - try Mama Mia's Penne with Meat Sauce: sooo wonderful. Delicious warm bread and a good size class of wine. Terrific service, too.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?