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Malara's Italian Restaurant

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2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
(402) 346-8001
Sunday
Closed
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent!

While the atmosphere is a bit tacky, the food is simply excellent. The Ravioli are homemade, which now days is unheard of!!! Prices are very reasonable. Will go back soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
IowaKim
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Council Bluffs, Ia
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant after my sister raved about it. So on a Saturday night we strolled in. The hostess that treated us like we were being a bit of a bother rather than customers so that started our night off a bit bad. It not being a large menu, we decided on our meals... More 

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Council Bluffs, Ia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While the atmosphere is a bit tacky, the food is simply excellent. The Ravioli are homemade, which now days is unheard of!!! Prices are very reasonable. Will go back soon!

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Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We started the night by calling ahead to see how long the wait would be. We were told "No Problem". We asked if we could get a table for two in 15 minutes and were told "No Problem". So we arrived in about 15 minutes and were told that we would need to wait. That was about 7:00 PM. We... More 

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Eau Claire WI
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145 reviews 145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great neighborhood restaurant that is homey & clubbly. At lunch, found a table of lawyers having a great lunch. Had sausage pepper sandwich, meatball sandwich, eggplant parmasan, & order of cheese sticks! All first rate.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

With a dearth of good Italian restaurants in our hometown of Lawrence (Kansas), we decided to try Malara's on a recent trip to Omaha after having read the rave reviews on Yelp. After our dinner, however, I am left wondering how this place ended up with 4 stars. The place is huge and the decor a bit tacky, looking as... More 

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Omaha
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Malara's has long been a neighborhood favorite for Italian food, and my recent meal there was most enjoyable. Their pastas are homemade, and the cheese ravioli with their basic red sauce was delicious, as was the homemade sausage that accompanied it. The meal comes with a plentiful lettuce salad with an excellent house dressing, and I liked that you could... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Can't say enought about the comfortable, homey, family-type atmosphere and the absolutely delicious food. We were a party of six - with all but two of us being from out-of-town - yet our server treated us as if we were long lost friends returning home. Portion sizes are generous - half-sized dinners were plenty and even then we brought some... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Me and my father stopped their for supper and it was a pleasant surprise we tried the appetizers of Beef ravioli and Eggplant Parmesan and they were both excellent.The service was great and the Lasagna was filling and Excellent as well.

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a big family dinner at Malara's last night and had a terrible server (older blond lady). We asked for our child's drink three times and, when she brought it out, she complained about the drink server to us (for what it was worth, the drink server was MUCH nicer than her). When she approached the table with the... More 

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Prairie Village, KS
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The goal for the evening was to find an old, historic Italian restaurant. This fit the bill perfectly. I think I ate here many years ago but they've remodeled since then. Compared to other top-billed Italian restaurants in the area, Malara's prices are certainly the most reasonable.The wine list is decent, the salads are good, bread service made the kids... More 

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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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