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Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
(216) 231-9567
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Inexpensive Italian, wish we had one near home!

Good eggplant Parmesan and garlic spaghetti. Wish we were in town longer to go back. Wish the waitresses dress codes included slacks. It was 14 degrees outside and they have to wear skirts to work.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GrannySugar
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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot of great things about this place and was very excited to take the kids there. Older gentleman seating us asked us if this was our first visit and I smiled and said yes. He then seated us right next to the door to the kitchen. OK...we sat probably 10 minutes at least before a waitress (unhappily I... More 

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Thank Lppcmom
Savannah, Georgia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good eggplant Parmesan and garlic spaghetti. Wish we were in town longer to go back. Wish the waitresses dress codes included slacks. It was 14 degrees outside and they have to wear skirts to work.

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Thank GrannySugar
Lorain, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a great lunch yesterday with family at Mama Santas. Our pizza and pasta dinners were fantastic as usual. The pizza is some of the best in Cleveland. Our waitress Debbie was pleasant and helpful even though they were very busy.

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Thank Ernie M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This restaurant has a bright family atmosphere. The prices are more than reasonable and the food was delicious! My husband ordered the veal parmesan and I had the chicken parmesan. Our wait was a bit long (actually we didn't notice) but our lovely waitress brought us "apology meatballs" which were excellant. This restaurant will always be on our visit list.

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Thank KateAlexis
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stopped in for a quick lunch and weren't disappointed. Maybe it was the time of day, but there wasn't much of a wait and service was quick and friendly. We had a large pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms, it was inexpensive and delicious (although the crust isn't what I am used to, but I know that's a regional... More 

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Thank Erik K
Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

it is a family type rest. simple and lets the food speak for it self good food large portions and reasonable prices no frills its like eating at someones home

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Thank karen h
Kentucky
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

People wonder why the pizza has been built up so much. That is because it used to be great pizza. Not anymore. They skimp & ingredients aren't as fresh as they should be, sometimes canned. Hadn't been there in awhile & was shocked at the decline. Need proof they skimp? You get ingredients on half the pizza, they charge the... More 

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Thank kay v
Webster Groves, Missouri
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Long wait. Old building that was a little smelly here and there while waiting in line in the lobby… they don't take names. Fun mom and pop old Italian restaurant atmosphere. Good service. Really good but pretty standard toppings, however the homemade Italian sausage was really tasty. And the antipasto salad was also typical but really good.

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Thank fattyOdaddyOndapatio
Brownsville, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner with zesty mozzarella sticks to start. Friend that had sangria said it was good. Around the table we had pizza, and homemade fettuccine and spaghetti with meatballs with rosa (or derosa maybe?) sauce that was delicious! Spaghetti noodles are thick, server mentioned it but I tried it and while good would probably have liked a... More 

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Thank CM78729
North Ridgeville, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch today. It was our first visit and our last! We ordered a bottle of Lambrusco, turned out to be Riunite.👎🏻. Overpriced as well. I ordered lasagna which was horrible!! When presented it looked like a brick of something? Hard to cut, everything stuck together, and had no taste. I'm sure it had... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?