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546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome love the smell of garlic walking up the street

Excellent as advertised fresh delicious from the garlic aroma walking down the street outside. The sauce was amazing fresh sweet not bitter like most places. The veal and chicken parm thin crispy outside cheesy on top no skimping great meatballs and Alfredo. I had the modified tour of Italy was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Dan_VM
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Pomfret, Connecticut
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  • Romantic
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English first
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A small family owned gem right in Bethlehem. It is crowded and noisy but it helps create a great atmosphere. The food is excellent and portions huge. Come with a big appetite. I try to go every time I'm in Bethlehem.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The delicious cuisine during our dinner experience at Mama Nina's was everything we had been told it would be. Customers must be willing to tolerate eating in very close quarters with other diners as well as a noisy, somewhat chaotic environment during high-traffic hours. Reminded me of restaurants in Italy I've visited. In other words, a real Italian restaurant experience.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Bethlehem. It's a great location and the food can't be beat. We always enjoy the unlimited garlic rolls they serve warm with our meals. Portions are huge and food always tastes fresh. As an added bonus its a BYOB.

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Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Telling a mother that she needs to nurse her baby in a bathroom?! DISGUSTING! If you wouldn't eat your dinner while sitting on a filthy public toilet then don't ask anyone else to! If you want to be squashed like sardines, rushed to eat and pushed out the door, cursed and yelled at by the manager, and get absolutely POOR... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A charming little restaurant big on flavor. I had Lasagna for lunch that was enough for dinner too. Reasonably priced and charming. PIctures of celebrities on the wall who have loved their food too. It was make a charming date place. Its on the main street easy to walk to the bookstore too. Easy parking. Ive eating Italian all over... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent balsamic calamari! Have never been disappointed here. True authentic Italian cuisine in a quaint setting.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a gracious server and wonderful food when we celebrated my husband's birthday with an early dinner at Mama Nina's. Bethlehem has a quaint Main St. and the restaurant is right in the heart of it. The portions at Mama Nina' are delicious and gigantic, so my take-home entre' provided a yummy lunch for two when reheated the following... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were looking for nice Italian place to eat that could accommodate my daughter's food allergies. When we arrived we were seated immediately and when informed of my daughter's allergies went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable and safe. The food is OUTSTANDING!!! I have never had garlic knots with so much garlic and the portions... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I had a miserable meal. It was undercooked and tasted like raw eggs and took 45 minutes to get to the table. The waitress was hesitant to even give us water when we asked. "Is there ANYTHING ELSE I can do for you guys WHILE I'M HERE." When she came over after the meal and insisted that my meal be... More 

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent as advertised fresh delicious from the garlic aroma walking down the street outside. The sauce was amazing fresh sweet not bitter like most places. The veal and chicken parm thin crispy outside cheesy on top no skimping great meatballs and Alfredo. I had the modified tour of Italy was amazing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?