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Malara's Italian Restaurant

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2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
(402) 346-8001
Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 17
    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
Great appetizers, noodles cooked to long

We love Malara's and recommend to friends all the time. I dont understand why people give poor reviews based solely on decor. Who cares? We ordered the parmesan eggplant and fried ravioli as appetizers. These were delicious!! I could have made my whole meal out of these and their red sauce is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Naomi M
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love Malara's and recommend to friends all the time. I dont understand why people give poor reviews based solely on decor. Who cares? We ordered the parmesan eggplant and fried ravioli as appetizers. These were delicious!! I could have made my whole meal out of these and their red sauce is some of the best I've had (I dont... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
260 reviews 260 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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