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“Not like it used to be” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mama Mia Italian Ristorante

Mama Mia Italian Ristorante
1818 S. Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020-6821
+1 954-923-0555
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Ranked #45 of 461 Restaurants in Hollywood
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Federal Highway and Hollywood Blvd
Description: We are conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Hollywood at 1818 S Young Circle, Hollywood, FL. Offering some of the most superb Italian Food, Fine Wine and Excellent Service. Mama Mia's has become a landmark and was not only Joe Dimaggio's favorite restaurant, but is often visited by the Miami Dolphins and Miss Florida USA. Our Endless menu features such Italian Favorites as Stuffed Shrimp, Homemade Pasta & Raviolis, Veal Chop Parmigiana and Eggplant Rollatini. Every dish is cooked to order using only the finest quality and the freshest ingredients. If your planning a party or business luncheon, our banquet facilities will accommodate your group. Mama Mia's also has weekly events and specials such as our Ladies Night Thursdays, Happy Hour Fridays and Sunday Brunch. For more details about these events and specials, please visit our website.
Davie, Florida
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not like it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Went a few weeks ago with 6 people. prices have greatly increased, giving me the feeling that they perceive themselves as something that they are not!

We had our two year old grandson with us and they wanted $10 for pasta off the "kids menu" Ridiculous!

No dish came with salad, but for $3 you could ad a few pieces of lettuce, 2 tiny slices of cucumber and a greenish tomato slice.

There was no dish that cost less than $20 with the tiny salad.

Only one veal dish (over $30) and i tried calamari rover pasta and, believe it or not, it was fried clamari, rather than sautéed calamari.

Summary is that there are countless good Italian restaurants within a 20 mile radius of Mama Mia's and all are better prices with equal or better quality.

service was good but the owner better evaluate what he is doing!

Will not go back, and that is a very unusual decision for me!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kodaikanal, India
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“A coffee break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Coffee is treated and served like a work of art. We were served sugar crystal encrusted stirrers and spoons shaped out of chocolate! Yum yum! Great location too.

Visited May 2014
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Miami, Fl
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“Wow what a surprise! Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We went in a group of 9 and our order was flawless. The garlic bread is delicious. We had mussels, caprese salad, and eggplant rollatini for appetizers and they were ALL delicious. The entrees are large portions. Everyone at the table was delighted with their food. I had the lobster tortellini and I was very impressed with the flavor. My husband had the Suppa de marre and he was shocked at the amount of seafood it contained. Most other places skimp on seafood not this place. In addition to lots of seafood it was amazing. I wish we had time to go back one more time during our Mother's Day vacation.

Visited May 2014
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Hollywood, Florida
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56 restaurant reviews
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“Somewhat Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I have been eating at Mama Mia for almost 20 years and the only things which have changed are the wait staff and prices. I remember when it was possible to get a complete dinner on their early menu for as little as $5.95, but the same thing now will cost more than twice as much. You know the saying, "Nothing good lasts forever."

Anyway, yesterday I purchased a $50.00 dining certificate from CharityDine, so my husband and I and a good friend decided to use it (it was only good for regular menu items and could not be used for the early dinner selections). After all three of us had ordered, the waiter pointed to the small print that read, "Must spend $100.00 or more." We wound up ordering a fourth dinner and took most of it home. We were also forced to order one of their expensive desserts and some beverages.

I know I complained about their prices, but the best thing about our dining experience was the food. It was quite good and the portions were large. My husband and I had the chicken parm and our friend ordered a macaroni and lobster dish that was delicious. We also ordered a stuffed shrimp and crab entree. This was our least favorite because there was a little too much breading and the crab turned out to be that imitation crab that you can buy in the grocery store for a few dollars a package. For dessert, the three of us shared an over-priced cannoli which came on a plate decorated with Cool Whip (couldn't they have at least used real whipped cream?).

All in all, there were a few negatives about this restaurant, but for the most part, we did enjoy the food. However, we think when we return the next time, it will be before 6:00 pm to take advantage of the early dinner which is still a bargain.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Went on Easter Sunday with my husband while we were on vacation, and I have to say I don't think I have ever tasted Italian like this from a restaurant!! So freaking good.

Visited April 2014
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