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Malara's Italian Restaurant

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2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
(402) 346-8001
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A step back in time.

This place has a real family atmosphere. We are just visiting family here in Omaha, and were brought here to enjoy the delicious food and take in the old style atmosphere. We never would have found out about this little neighborhood restaurant without a long time family resident. I had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We guided ourselves of some local reviews as Best of Omaha, but sadly you don't need "denti" to eat the over cooked pasta and the lettuce in the salad was wilted. Well, our fault for going to an Italian restaurant in a steak state.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Before this day I was unaware this restaurant even existed. It is a quaint little house that has been transformed into one of the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to. They hand make all of their pasta and it is absolutely out of this world. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely be making this a regular... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place has a real family atmosphere. We are just visiting family here in Omaha, and were brought here to enjoy the delicious food and take in the old style atmosphere. We never would have found out about this little neighborhood restaurant without a long time family resident. I had the meatballs and homemade spaghetti. Can't describe how much better... More 

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Council Bluffs, Ia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love this place. The red sauce is great,you can't beat homemade spaghetti, good sized portions and the price is good. My husband and I absolutely love the fried cheese ravioli also, it's incredible! This is down home GOOD food for normal folks. If you are looking for a fancy hoity toity place, don't go here, this is for regular... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This Italian family restaurant has been around since 1984. Their specialty raviolis are all hand made and fresh. Mother and daughters have made this restaurant an Omaha favorite. Great food, friendly staff and quaint building.

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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Enormous portions, good service, falls short on quality. Pasta although perfectly cooked was too sweet and fell short on the amount of meat in the sauce. As others have reviewed and agree with, salad overdressed and warm, bread tasted like processed Sara Lee rolls. Quaint restaurant in need of some updating and more expressive offerings

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Omaha, Nebraska
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had heard remarkable things about this restaurant and brought my older parents here for lunch. It was pretty dismal. The service was ok, but the food was just not what we expected. I believe I could have saved a trip and some money to go closer to home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant is clearly at the top of my places to visit. The food is prepared with wonderful recipes. The red pasta sauce is rich and flavorful. The salad is typical iceberg lettuce with their own Italian dressing (a delightful oil and vinegar mixture with herbs). The portions are ample even with a half order. The ambience of the restaurant... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As some others have stated in their reviews I got a salad. It was warm iceberg lettuce smothered in some kind of oily dressing. I don't believe anyone at our table ending up eating it. The bread was good but did feel like frozen dinner rolls. I got the chicken fettucine alfredo. It was good and a rather large serving.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went on a Sat eve around 5:30 - not very busy yet. Sat in the back corner which was find, makes it easy to talk. Next two tables are seated right next to us. Plenty of empty tables. Now we'r all right on top of each other and so loud, can't hear to talk across the table. Food was plentiful... More 

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Additional Information about Malara's Italian Restaurant

Address: 2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
Phone Number: (402) 346-8001
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: (402) 346-8001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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