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“Very Nice Canneloni and Thin Crust Pizza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mama's Meatball

Mama's Meatball
570 Higuera Street, Suite 130 - 135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-544-0861
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Ranked #14 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nipomo St.
Description: Mama's Meatball is providing Full service CateringWith nineteen years of experience in restaurant business working directly under some of the most talented catering and wedding chefs in Italy, France, England, Florida, and Southern California, Chef Nicola Allegretta fully understands the significance that food plays in the success of your next catering in San Luis Obispo. From preparation to presentation, he takes pride in providing unique dishes that taste as fabulous as they look, to please even the most discriminating palate.
Penticton, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Very Nice Canneloni and Thin Crust Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My husband and I both ordered the canneloni. Tasted like it was homemade, We appreciated that we could each have a half order which was plenty for us. The pizzas ordered by other customers looked so good that we took one with us to enjoy later. Beautiful thin crust but a little light on the toppings. Will definitely go back!

Visited November 2012
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Atascadero, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Small but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food in this restaurant is tasty. The meatballs are what you would expect since that is the name. Mama makes good meatballs.
The restaurant is small but cozy. The noise level can be excessive but that's o.k The cannoli is tasty so the noise doesn't matter.
Prices are steep on some items so one needs to pick and choose if on a budget. We will go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Maria, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food at Mama's Meatball is so delicious! All of the food is made to order. They have two sizes of plates, small and regular. The small size portion is perfect for lighter eaters and the regular is perfect for those with big appetites. The pastas, salads, pizzas and sandwiches are all very good at a fair price.
Their online website is very well laid out, you can even reserve a table online. Also, you have the option to order your food for pick-up at a specific time if you'd prefer to take it to go.
Make a reservation or be sure to come early on a Friday or weekend night or you might be waiting for a table for a while.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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los angeles
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A great find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We were in the area for Thanksgiving and decided to come here for dinner. A quick drive from Pismo Beach where we were staying. The restaurant is small, about a dozen tables in total. When we arrived at our reservation time, there was 1 table open, the place stayed filled the entire time we were there. Everything we ordered was very good - pasta carbonara, lamb shank, and spaghetti meatball. No hesitation to eat here if we are in the area again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Why a surprise? I LOVED the Vodka Sauce even though I rarely order tomato-based sauces. You can ask for it on any of the pastas.

Mama is in the back of a courtyard on the right. From the street you would never know it's there.

GOOD
The small rolls are very tasty, so be sure to save stomach room for your meal.

BAD
Restrooms are outside ... on a cold stormy night this is inconvenient

OBSERVATION
The service can be slow - the staff is friendly, so we just enjoyed the opportunity for a long conversation.

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