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Mama Nina's

546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Ranked #46 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
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A wonderful location in downtown Bethlehem. The server was well informed and helpful. Portions were plentiful. A garlic lovers dream.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I would not have expected this to be an italian restaurant if all I had to go on was the interaction with the wait staff and the owner. Usually your welcomed and cared for while dining at places like this. That claim to be italian (which I found out the owner is, not!) The owner was impolite (if not rude)... More

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Bellmore, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went here after my boyfriend raving about how great it had been when he was young. The food was terrible! I got the penne a la vodka and it tasted like they had dumped a bag of sugar into it! Yuck! We also felt like sardines inside b/c the tables were packed so tightly! The owner is very unpleasant... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in while in while in town to visit Lehigh University. Outside area was full, so we were seated inside. All area looked clean, but the deco was slightly tacky. We all enjoyed the personal pizza, pasta and a sandwich. We took extras home.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm shocked every review doesn't mention the awful owner. I recently received a Downtown Bethlehem Association gift card so my family chose to go to Mama Nina's because they are a member. When we tried to pay with it, we were told the owner said no. When I asked the waitress why we couldn't use it, she told us the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were 6 adults over for lunch August 2. Everyone ordered something different and all were extremely pleased with the quality and taste of the meals. If I eve go back to Bethlehem I will make a point of stopping for a meal. they serve you a complementary glass of wine and you can bring your own. There is a... More

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Bethlehem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I was advised by a friend to visit mama ninas restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by my experience. The garlic bread I was presented with within minutes of being seated was absolutely outstanding and my drink order was taken within seconds of being seated outside underneath the beautiful umbrellas they have placed on the larger tables. I ordered the lobster... More

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PA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We wenr for lunch (1pm). The restaurant is very tiny and the tables were on top of each other. The food is good but its just to small for me to be comfortable in

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I will not go back! For a celebration evening, a group of us went to downtown Bethlehem for a night out. The restaurant we originally planned to go to closed early. Reluctantly, we opted for Mama Nina's. I had been there in the past and felt the entire meal was over priced and over rated. While we were sat very... More

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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