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Mama Nina's

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

Went here for the 1st time. Very popular place and small but the food is great and you get a glass of white or red wine with your meal and the best garlic bread wow!. Look forward to going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for the 1st time. Very popular place and small but the food is great and you get a glass of white or red wine with your meal and the best garlic bread wow!. Look forward to going back.

Thank tallulah94
Union Dale, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mama Nina's is a small, Italian restaurant in a beautiful historic town. It is rather cramped and the bathroom needed updating (and heat). The food was average to good, the service was okay, and even though the restaurant was not crowded, we were told we could not leave some gifts we brought in with us on another table. We told... More 

Thank camerainmyhand
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love Italian food - this will meet your expectations. The garlic bread is terrific as a starter. The only negative is the very tight seating in the restaurant - to avoid crowds go on a week day.

Thank Tom K
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are ok eating what I call "Manhattan style", with people sitting very close to you, I highly recommend Mama Nina's. The food is OUTSTANDING, the waiters and waitresses trying to maneuver around and through tight spots between chairs, but when the food arrives, it is hot and tasty! One of the better Italian restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.... More 

Thank Vincenzo1961
Germantown, Maryland
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My husband and I were visiting Bethlehem and wanted to start out with a good meal. To our surprise (guess we should have done more research!) most of the restaurants close on Mondays. We ended up finding this great little restaurant. The interior will remind you of a bit of Italy with a lovely blue sky. However, it is the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Met up with some friends for some dinner, and had a great time. The restaurant was packed, and a little tight. The staff and owner were hustling, and there comes a tension with that. The food was good and so was the service. In an area where there are a ton of great restaurants, it seems to get lost in... More 

Thank Missnmikea
new jersey
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Mama Nina's is a good Italian restaurant. Outdoor seating on a beautiful day is always a plus. The service was attentive and we felt welcomed. We had the mozzarella Belini appetizer was very good with fresh tomato sauce and basil. we also had the seafood combination which was packed with shellfish. The white sauce however lacked flavor. They threw in... More 

Thank bobbyk57
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Avoid at all costs. Horrible costumer service, including management zero knowledge of hospitality. The owner Frank was extremely rude to me and my 3 young kids. It was upsetting to see my 11 year-old son get talked down to by the owner Frank. He was very rude and condescending. My kids are well educated, so there was absolutely no reason... More 

Thank Mauricio C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A group of five of us met here on a Friday late afternoon. I was the first and I walked in to a fairly busy, very small dining room to inquire about the rest of my party. A waiter/host came over and after looking at reservations, I deduced my friends hadn't made reservations. At this point, there were two tables... More 

Thank Goshams
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

6 years ago, our group of 6 visited Bethlehem for a getaway weekend. We ate at Mama Nina's and the food was fabulous. We waited a long time, got a table, and all was well. On Friday, we arrived late morning and stopped to ask about a Sat reservation. The manager/owner took my name for a 4PM reservation the following... More 

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?