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Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
(216) 231-9567
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A little grease helps it slide down

I was recovering 6 days after surgery at University Hospital right around the corner. I could not wait to get out and try the local pizza the RN's told me about. My daughter came to pick me up, so I called to order as soon as I was released and by the time I arrived the pie was ready to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
MMandSM
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Parma, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Parma, Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I was recovering 6 days after surgery at University Hospital right around the corner. I could not wait to get out and try the local pizza the RN's told me about. My daughter came to pick me up, so I called to order as soon as I was released and by the time I arrived the pie was ready to... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very reasonable prices. Good food, including fresh pasta in some of the dishes. Pizza was very good but not amazing.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our family of 5 went to Mama Santa's for a quick meal. The pizzas though basic were delicious as was the cheese ravioli. The Fettuccini and mushrooms was not as good but not terrible either. The place was packed with families and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is great and affordable. We have never left there hungry or dissatisfied. The neighborhood is awesome and is close to several local attractions such as MOMA, Western Reserve Historical Society, Lakeview Cemetery etc. The sauce is tasty, the pizza is excellent.

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Long Island, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Mama Santa's completely changed my perception of what pizza truly is. It continues to be one of our destinations whenever we return to Cleveland. For a full review - http://asitisreview.blogspot.com/2015/05/mama-santas.html

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You gotta love Mamma Santa's for their pizza alone...It's the best! Great salads and antipasto salads too. We've had the pizza 5 or 6 times already, and it's always been very good! Friendly service and great value too.

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deptford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

After walking up and down the street this look like the best place to eat reading the menu looking in the door at the atmosphere it looked liked it was the perfect spot for us. We order three spaghetti and shrimp dinners when the waitress brought them to ours and put them in front of us it looked like noodles... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The pizza is delicious. It was the only dish we tried so I can't rate the rest of the menu. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went to grab a pizza when I got off work at 10:30, they claim to close at 11. At 10:30 though, I was informed that the oven had been shut down and they can no longer cook food. Also, it was a Saturday night. I've never ran a pizza place, but I'm pretty sure Saturday is their busiest day, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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287 reviews 287 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Cleveland is a wonderful place for pizza so I like to try a pie everywhere I go. This is a nice casual and classic Cleveland pizza place in the heart of Little Italy. The pizza itself is a 4 star experience. Great sauce and lots of choices. The dining room is comfy and warm but also worn. The service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: (216) 231-9567

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?