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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 - 11:00 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, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Pizza

Great pizza in a great neighborhood. Nothing fancy, but if you like pizza, you'll love Mama Santa's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
pattypCleveland_OH
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Cleveland, OH
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Lakewood, Ohio
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was very much looking forward to eating here. I met some friends here and all of our food was just terrible tasting. I thought I just purchased something out of a can or freezer box. The ambience was not impressive either. The service was not very good. Recently, when I suggested to meet me in Little Italy again, my... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great pizza in a great neighborhood. Nothing fancy, but if you like pizza, you'll love Mama Santa's.

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Stow, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've been here a few times and always order pizza. It's delicious, but the value for the price seems to be going down. The charge for a topping on a large was $2, which isn't bad... until you realize the pizza has 16 pieces of pepperoni on it. Sorry, that's just not right.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is not gourmet cooking, it is great simple food at a great price. Try this restaurant for really good simple food.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Mama Santa's to have a good lunch. I love their homemade pizza. It is why we always eat there in Little Italy. This place should have a award from Trip Advisor for their foods.

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deptford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Over priced. Watery spaghetti sauce. The waitress told us that the spaghetti sauce was homemade there was no way . The Shrimp was frozen not fresh. After sending our dinner back we just went and got a pizza !

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'm 56 and have been coming to Mama's since I was in high school. Born and raised in Cleveland, but now living in Massachusetts (if you can call it living) Mama's is our first stop every time we come home, and this weekend was no exception. The food is authentic old world Sicilian cooking and hasn't changed a bit. Everything... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good authentic Italian food at affordable prices. Friendly service, large portions and able to take the entire family without breaking the bank.

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Finger Lakes, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to Mama Santa's on a recommendation. Food was very good. Pizza, Fettucini w/Sausage, Chicken Pizzaiola. Service could have been a little better. Waitress did not check back on table for beverage refills, etc. We would definitely make a return visit.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had a fantastic dinner at Mama Santa's in Little Italy...First had the "trippa" which was out of this world just like Grandma used to make! Next the pizza was absolutely delicious followed by the main course of fried veal cutlet with a side of garlic and oil pasta! This is a place I would go back to again and again!... More 

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Additional Information about Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

Address: 12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
Phone Number: (216) 231-9567
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?