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Mamma Disalvo's Italian Ristorante

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1375 E. Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45440
937-299-5831
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Long wait for seating and food service

We eat at this family-owned restaurant regularly. It's a known fact that the popular dining times tend to generate a long wait, and this weekend it was no exception. The line was out the door, however the good news was that it was possible to find a bar stool in the crowded waiting area and to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Babilm
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Dayton, OH
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English first
Kettering, Ohio
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I am a East Coast Italian. My grandfather cried as his boat came into the harbor and he and his shipmates first saw the Statue of Liberty. My grandmother, Nana, was an amazing cook, as were many of her generation. When I walked into Mamma Desalvo's, I was introduced to Mamma. We talked about the restaurant, the food, Jersey City,... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I ordered the lasagna and it was a plate full of grease. The prices are pretty high for Italian food. The service was ok. The deli on the other side is much better and the food seems fresher--less heavy.

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Dayton, OH
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We eat at this family-owned restaurant regularly. It's a known fact that the popular dining times tend to generate a long wait, and this weekend it was no exception. The line was out the door, however the good news was that it was possible to find a bar stool in the crowded waiting area and to have a drink while... More 

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Dayton, OH
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great traditional Italian dining here. THis is a place I always recommend to out of town guest when looking for a great local dining spot. Service is always great, the food usually takes a little longer than normal places but that's because it's homemade and worth the wait.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I buy this sauce at Kroger and could eat it with a spoon. I love it. I have eaten many times at this restaurant and enjoy the marinara every time. Sauce is very subjective, and everyone has his or her own personal taste but I love, love, love this sauce! So, I wonder why the former reviewer had to be... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I don't know what to say, I have eaten here numerous times and it never gets any better, no matter how many good reviews they get. This is an Italian restaurant, their business depends on tomato sauce. Their sauce is absolutely awful. It is so salty it makes me gag every time I taste it. I'm sorry but this has... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have been to this restaurant 3 times over the past year and it has been excellent every time! The food is the best pasta I have ever eaten, and so far I have tried the lasagna and the baked ziti. The staff is friendly and one of the owners even came out and spoke with us. On the weekends... More 

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Dayton, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I know Mamma has been a favorite in Kettering for years, but I can honestly say I don't see what all the fuss is about. Yes, it's a nice restaurant, but I've always found the food so-so and the staff not overly attentative or friendly. Hadn't eaten here in a few years, but went to lunch with former co-workers today... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent selection and the food was excellent! If I didn't know I was in Ohio, I would have thought I was in Little Italy! Highly recommend you try it! Believe me, you will enjoy it!

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been eating at Mama DiSalvo's for as long as I can remember. I have since moved to FL and I still make sure to eat here every time I come back to Dayton. My favorite dish is the gnocchi and the antipasti plate, but everything here is delicious. Yes, the service is slow. What did you expect? Everything is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1375 E. Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45440
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: 937-299-5831

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?