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“A very good standard of food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama Rosa's

Mama Rosa's
3 North Street, Leighton Buzzard, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A very good standard of food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I have been here several times. Although the prices are a little bit above the average you can always be guaranteed to have really good food here. The pizza and pasta are all really excellent. The good food is reflected in the fact that it is very often booked out and very difficult to get a table. You would probably not notice this restaurant if you walked past it. Its front looks little more exciting than a rather average hairdressers. However once you are inside its decor is very nice! In my opinion it is definitely the best restaurant in Leighton Buzzard. Will be going there again.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

If you haven't tried Mama Rosas yet - you need to. This is a great little "proper" italian with great staff and great great food but be warned - the portions are huge so starve yourself all day if you are going to attempt three courses - the starters alone are a main meal in themselves.

Great for a lunchtime visit or for a family evening meal and they also do Christmas party meals etc.

Visited August 2012
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Leighton Buzzard
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lovely Food, Lovely Service A Taste of Italy in Bedfordshire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

What a refreshing change to eat at a venue which is not part of a chain, is not a franchise and is not themed in any way. This restaurant does exactly what it says on the tin - an Italian Trattoria run by an Italian family offering great food at a reasonable price. The service is friendly and efficient and the menu offers a wide enough choice to suit all palates but not so wide it can not be sustained in the kitchen. You can tell the food is freshly prepared and it was piping hot and scrumptious. One thing that struck me is was the diverse age range dining. From the retired, through to young couples and and couples with children. Nice! Proper Italian style.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englandshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for evening out with friends or family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Mama Rosa's has a great atmosphere and lovely food. Wide and varied menu and drinks menu with reasonable prices. Portions are huge too (and they do doggy bags). Lovely freshly amde food - we have been here several times and never had a bad meal. Friendly service too. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere, poor food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I cannot believe how many great reviews there are for the food on here.
I can only imagine that people reviewing have never tasted a great italian dish. I have been here several times, I have been to lunch here a few times which is ok for the money, but when I visited once in the evening I notice they charge a whole lot more for the same boring dishes. The pizza isn't good, my partner ordered a dish that he said had canned beef in and a lunch I had there once tasted bland.The coffee was disappointing too for an Italian. Come on restaurants Leighton Buzzard needs somewhere fantastic that people who like real food can enjoy spending their money on.
Its a real shame too because this restaurant could be brilliant if it produced descent food as the service was friendly.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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