Mama D's is the best new restaurant discovery that I have made in a long time.
My boyfriend and I went to Redondo Beach on Sunday night to get some exercise walking near the ocean. We were planning on heading home around six, but decided to try a local restaurant for dinner. Mama D's had a huge crowd out front, so we scanned for reviews and decided that it might be worth the wait.
The wait outside was a mad house, but the hostess took it in stride. She even had a few pushy customers try to get ahead in the queue, but nicely put them in their place. They have lemonade and water jugs to get you happy while waiting and had a server pass around garlic bread and samples of their pasta with red sauce.
We waited about forty minutes, but the time went by quickly and you could tell that the entire staff was working hard to make customers happy.
They have a slick trick of writing your name down on a dry erase board to keep it very personable. Nice touch.
I had the lasagna and my boyfriend had spaghetti Bolognese. We both loved our meals. I was so full off of the garlic bread (very yummy) that I took half my lasagna home. The lasagna was so good that I craved it first thing this morning and had it for breakfast! It was one of the best lasagnas that I have ever eaten.
We got glasses of house wine with dinner. They had a deal that if we ordered two glasses each, that the third glass was free. We had six glasses of wine for just over twenty dollars. Not a bad deal at all. Our meals were very reasonably priced as well.
We wanted to order dessert, but found out that they don't do dessert. Instead, they give everyone fresh baked cookies with the bill. Awesome!
The manager even came over and introduced himself. A very nice guy and it made us like the restaurant even more.
There was nothing to dislike about Mama D's, except for that it's so far away from where we live! Eat here, it's fantastic!
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