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Mama Nina's

546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Ranked #30 of 314 restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Northampton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After a hard week at work, my family wanted to sit outside in Bethlehem and have dinner. We chose Mama Nino and were fortunate that we were seated immediately. While waiting for our appetizer, I overheard a conversation with the waitress and a couple of women sitting at the four seat table next to us. The women just finished their... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This fake wannabe Italian restaurant really begs to be legit. For some unforeseen reason , these people really think they are making,serving, and delivering real Italian fare. NOT SO!!! I had the ignominious destination of having to rate this (OMG) eatery on the behalf of a very large and noted Eastern newspaper that has been around for than a century!... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went here for the first time, awesome place, reminded me sitting in Italy and everyone from town coming over to socialize and eat together, service was very impressive, food was amazing and the portions were out of this world! Def going back!!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The new owners ain't no Gumbas for sure. Food still large portions...BYO...crowded...ask for help the staff ...no speaka English. Not what it was but still ok for night out. I just don't like the boss walking around on his phone all night.

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London, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Found Mama Nina's while strolling along Bethlehem's main street. Perfect outdoor table while the sun slowly set. Portions are very large (so you may want to consider sharing, lots of folk were, or take a doggy bag, lots of folk were) but, boy, what tasty portions! (I had the Penne Alla Vodka, and it was delish!). And if you like... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love this place. My family and I sar outside on a beautiful day. The food and service was equal to the wonderful day. I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. The meatballs and tomato sauce are some of the best.

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Rhode Island
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We found this little gem on Google. Out of convenience we chose to go here. Growing up in an Italian family, some of us can be a little picky, but no complaints here. The portions are huge, the food is delicious and the service is great. We were seated right away outside on the sidewalk on Main Street. The owner,... More

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Had heard about this place for years but, it did not live up to its reputation. No air conditioning on a hot June night. Absurdly large portions--with no warning from the server. Food was just okay. This place lives off its reputation. Too bad!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We are from out of town but a relative in the area recommended Mama Nina's. The tables are way too close together, my seat (at a booth) was too low, or the booth was too high. I used the rest room and it was NOT clean. Then our server, who explained she was new, didn't know the menu. I asked... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great food and huge portions, a rare happening. This restaurant has a lot of character. I would recommend eating outside if possible. The variety of food is good and it is a good value for your dollar. Waiter was friendly and helped make the dinner.

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