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Mama Nina's

546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Ranked #32 of 315 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
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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice, quaint Italian restaurant with excellent food and huge portions! It's a BYOB, which is somewhat disappointing, but once you start eating, you quickly forget about enjoying a fine glass of wine. Will definitely go back!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

If you don't like huge portions of great Italian food, this is probably not the place for you. But if you like great Italian food come on down. You will notice that the waiting list will be large, but don't let this scare you off, some thing are simply worth waiting for. The pasta is abundant, and the pizza is... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Staff could be a little better, but food is great & atmosphere is nice. Outdoor seating is great, especially in the fall! A likely romantic place downtown Bethlehem :)

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