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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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  • 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
First time visit

I went there tonight for a friends birthday. The mozz sticks were awesome. The salad was just how i like it. The rolls were nice and hot, right out of the oven. Their red sauce is kind of sweet. Yum. If you haven't been there, you should go. I wouldn't call the wait staff super speedy but we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2013
renakay
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A very simple restaurant run by an older, very hard working Italian mother and her three daughters. VERY good food. Homemade sausage, pasta from scratch - it starts in a flour bag!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I went there tonight for a friends birthday. The mozz sticks were awesome. The salad was just how i like it. The rolls were nice and hot, right out of the oven. Their red sauce is kind of sweet. Yum. If you haven't been there, you should go. I wouldn't call the wait staff super speedy but we were not... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

There were 2 of us and we were in the mood for fried chicken, which by checking their menu I knew they had. Plus we wanted to try someplace new. It was a Saturday evening, but we just a little after the major crowd. Waited for about 2o minutes for a table, but then it was Saturday and assumed this.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We would come back just for the cannolis. The shells are freshly made, crispy & flavorful. The ricotta filling generous & tasty. Cannolis are hard to find, let alone really good ones. The pasta is homemade & we liked the sauce. The salad dressing is different but still good. The mushroom appetizer, not wonderful. Just a tip: If you order... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We've been going here for year. Always the same. Always good. Best salad dressing in town. And homemade spaghetti? Where else can you get that?

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Nebraska, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is like going to your Mama's house for Sunday dinner. In fact it is in an old house in a neighborhood. You can also by a bag of homemade biscotti (italian cookies) on your way out...like your Italian mom used to bake.

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Centerville, Ohio
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119 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I grew up in Omaha and grew up going to an amazing Italian restaurant, Mr C's. Unfortunately, when Mr C retired no one wanted to take over the restaurant. I was really craving Mr C's and the old school Italian restaurant eating experience. I had heard of Malara's and thought we would give it a try. The service isn't great,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Let me put it this way..... We all had a delicious meal. BUT..... Ahead of us was a family very underdressed ( with an infant and little ones) , of 8. We were unable to make reservations since there were only 4 but the group ahead of us was seated but were told reservations would have been helpful. The menu... More 

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South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

OK I read all the good reviews and cannot for the life of me figure out what these people are talking about. I am not a restaurant snob by any means but my wife and I could not even eat our dinner. Her comment was Ragu but I thought it was more like Spagettios. Suffice it to say I will... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This restaurant has been around for years! The noodles were homemade and the sauce was delicious. I would steer you away from the "cheese bread" (nothing fancy at all) but the homemade rolls were amazing. Relatively inexpensive and good wine selection!

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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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