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“Good service but disappointing food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mammas and Leonies

Mammas and Leonies
111-115 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England
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Ranked #348 of 1,080 Restaurants in Sheffield
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good service but disappointing food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went on a Monday night at about 9pm or so. We thought the food was below par given the prices and the reputation.

The starters were filo-pastry wrapped prawns with some dips (all of which were seemed to be straight from a catering suppliers), and piccante mushrooms, which although tasted OK, were swimming in a substantial pool of melted butter.

The Papa Pizza was a lot smaller than expected, barely 12", and the toppings were obscured by a huge, thick mat of Chedder cheese. The Pancake Romana did not seem to comprise of any pancake. It was just a textureless tomato and meat sauce, bubbling in massive quantities of oil and cheese, and unfortunately far from appetising.

It's a shame as this restaurant is in a great location and the service was absolutely fine. Maybe they make more of an effort with the food at the weekends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Still got it!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Me and my family ate here again, after receiving my GCSE results. I had my usual spaghetti dish and it was absolutely delicious. For a 45 year old restaurant, it was immaculate and very ambient with 60s music playing in the background.

I would definitely recommend it, if you are hungry and wandering around Sheffield city center.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“To much cheese”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This would have been a lovely meal out if they didn't feel the need to coat everything in a block or either melted or grated cheese. It must cost them a fortune. After I had pulled of half a block of melted cheese of the top of my pizza i actually found the pizza lovely. My friend ordered a salad and yes that to was covered in cheese.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value (with Groupon), nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had a Groupon for four people, which meant the food was outstanding value. It was a little over a fiver each for four of us to have a 2-course meal.

The food was good quality; it was not exceptional, but it was certainly very nice. The menu is perhaps a little limited, but simple menus are usually a good thing. The food tends to be better because of it and it is always a chore to flick through pages and pages of similar sounding dishes. The taste was good and portion size was adequate.

The atmosphere is quite nice. It is a very small place, but this adds to the atmosphere and the décor is very nice. Unfortunately, the table was very small, and it did feel a little cramped at times.

When we went, it was not especially busy, and the service was warm, friendly and prompt.

Obviously, without a Groupon, the value for money would be much less, but I would still be happy to return here.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very friendly staff offering a good service. food was good and good value. It's not a fancy restaurant but quite nice for a dinner out.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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