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Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
(216) 231-9567
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Ranked #297 of 1,686 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The pizza is a great price and the best deal. The servers are mostly rude, but that's typical for authentic Italian restaurants. I just consider it part of the ambiance. They have done some great remodeling so that's nice.

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Concord, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have eaten at Mama Santa's twice. Both times the food was very good and the portion sizes were respectable. The first time we went was just a regular day and it was not crowded. The second time we went was over Christmas vacation, and they were very busy. However, saying that, we only had to wait 10 minutes to... More 

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Mama Santa's was recommended to us, and it didn't disappoint. Our boys shared a pizza, which was fantastic. My wife had chicken parmigiana, also very good. I had spaghetti and meatballs with homemade noodles. I'd order the pizza for myself when we come again. Like pizza should be. Service was quite good. No reservations accepted but the line moves fast.... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

On a recent visit to Cleveland for a Browns game, my son and I had dinner here. This is a long time family run restaurant in the heart of Cleveland's Little Italy. It is not fancy, but it has a very relaxed family atmosphere and the food was very good. A lot of "homemade" entrees to choose from. The service... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While I was in college at Case Western Reserve (within walking distance of Mama Santas), my friends would always want to go get pizza here. I don't think the pizza is that great. It's kind of greasy and not special. Cleveland isn't exactly known for its pizza, but I feel like there *has* to be something better out there. Service... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You may have a short wait, but it is worth it. The restaurant is busy. The pasta is home made, I had the cheese ravioli with an Alfredo Sauce and it was excellent. The service was excellent and the people were friendly.

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ate here last night even on a Saturday there wasn't a long wait. The food was really good, and the wait staff very helpful in making our choices. With a full house we had a nice table. Would Definately go again when we visit Cleveland.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mama Santa's is always a spot I try to hit when visiting family in Cleveland. We went in July, 2014 and had a wonderful lunch. We both had pasta dishes with salads, tea, soda extra bread, and of course, the pizza. The pasta dishes were very delicious and the pie did not let us down. The bill was average and... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying this is one of my most favorite Italian places to eat in Cleveland. But today was extremely disappointed with the place. The strong odor/fumes from the bleach being used to wash the floor was unbearable. This was the second time this happened to us there.The last time wasn't as bad and we stayed and... More 

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Clovi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went to Mama Santa's on Saturday, August 30, 2014 with my wife and 2 of our friends that came in from out of town for Labor Day Weekend. We had heard this was the best pizza in the Cleveland area. It is good pizza but I would not call it the best. Their friend mushrooms and cheese-sticks and salads were... 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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