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Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

2025 W Main St Ste A, Salem, VA 24153
(540) 389-2848
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Ranked #9 of 83 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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English first
East Coast of Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

You'll love the food AND the prices at Mama Maria's. While the "regular" menu is very reasonably priced, the senior menu is an even better bargain. The food is very tasty and the service is excellent as well. So no reason to look further for a great Italian meal in Salem. Oh....the gelato is a fantastic way to end your... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a Real Italian Restaurant just waiting for you to try it out! The Service was Outstanding and our Server really was working hard with 16 of us eating there. I had to have the Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp and a red Lobster Sauce and I did not go wrong! The meal was hot and I had to stand... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was my third experience here. The food here is always great! This is a gem! From time to time things can be too salty but over all very good! Service was great too!

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charlottesville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

In town for a senior softball tournament. Ordered the veal parmigan. Got two pieces. One piece I could cut & eat. Second piece I could not cut with a knife. Told waiter to take back to kitchen. Expected Manager to show up. No Manager. Waiter asks if we want gelato for dessert. I said no bring check. Expected not to... More

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Salem, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Ate in the dining area the first time and it was ok. The second time we went to the bar for dining and the bar tender was very rude. It was like she didn't want us there. ordered food and drinks and she brought it out in to go boxes and when we mentioned that we were eating at the... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is one of our favorites in Salem! We eat it way too often :) Lunch buffet is amazing. The salads/dressings are great! Pizza is a big hit with the kids. The garlic knots are the best we have ever had. Wait staff are all very friendly and personable. Can't forget the house made gelato that is hard to pass... More

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Salem, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We live in Salem, and will occasionally stop in for lunch. They serve a buffet witch contains a soup, salad, garlic knots, a stuffed pasta dish, seasoned spaghetti with meatballs, chicken wings (which I have never tried), clams, three types of fresh pizza, and a dessert of some sort. While we enjoy everything about the lunch here, staff included, we... More

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Bellville, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We ate the lunch buffet at Mama Maria's today and were very happy with our choice. We came here with no prior knowledge and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The staff was attentive but we didn't need much service because it was after all, a buffet. Between the four of us we tried everything except... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

food-staff-management. price was very good and wine on our visit was 1/2 off bottle. excellent decorations. Lots of parking. very clean. Highly recommended to anyone. I like food and there was plenty

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Salem, Virginia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been a patron of Mama's for over 15 years which included 2 owners. The new owner continues to refine the menu and added an gelato bar with his own unique tasty flavors. Great pizzas, flavorful entrees and just added focaccia with seasoned dipping oil. A favorite stand-by!

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