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“Cool Location - Throwback Decor - Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mama D's Italian

Mama D's Italian
1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
310-546-1492
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Ranked #16 of 160 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mission Viejo, California
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“Cool Location - Throwback Decor - Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

At the top of the hill above the Manhattan Beach Pier but has no Ocean View. This is a great people watching, sidewalk cafe feel restaurant with a traditional and widely varied Italian menu. The servers were very well informed about the menu items. A fun touch was seeing the Manager out on the sidewalk greeting people while one of the servers handed out samples to passersby. This is traditional red and white checked table cloth decor with a laid back SoCal vibe. It is family friendly too. Its a good reliable stop for those unfamiliar with the area who want classic Italian fare.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manhattan Beach, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not a very good restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Probably the worst Italian restaurant I have ever been to. It is inexpensive but the food is not edible and I would not recommend it.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Wholesome Food, Great Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of the best values amongst the great restaurants here in Manhattan Beach. Italian food like we have in the North End of Boston.

Visited January 2014
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thisladyknows
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Excellent food and service! We thought it was a new restaurant due to all the excellent service, free samples, clean environment, décor will kept. Manager stop over to welcome us. Asked and found out it has been there 22 years. I loved the lasagna, and husband loved the special fresh sole with some fresh veggies. Service was excellent. Casual atmosphere. My first 5 star I have gave on trip advisor. Go early, line starts by 6:30.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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“Italian Food to Die for......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great service, yummy pasta, not sure if it's homemade to not, but it sure does taste like it.....soooooo yummy! Must try this out asap!

Visited October 2013
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