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“Overpriced Mediocraty” 2 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 #49 of 479 Restaurants in Hollywood
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced Mediocraty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I don't know what Mama Mia some of these other reviews are from but I will tell you mine. I am a chef and come from a family of chefs. Yes, we are picky with food because....we make it from scratch. First, looking at the menu, the prices are very high for the type of restaurant it is. If you like to pay average $20 for a plate of pasta straight out of the microwave or heating lamps then this is the place for you. The waiter was nice but the food took 50 minutes to get to the table, as if it was made to order. My lasagna sauce was straight out of a can and came in a tiny iron skillet. I ate about half of it cause it felt very heavy on my stomach. I was with my family and everyone felt the same way. I was with my family and it came out very expensive, and the food, well, mediocre....Left with a heavy feeling in my gut and an empty feeling in my pocket. No more Mama Mia for me.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
1 Thank Joseph D
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English first
Hollywood, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food at Mama Mia's is excellent. The portions are very large and served by professional servers. The prices are high, but the quality of food makes the cost worth it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank sheldon g
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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
“Everything was amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

From the garlic bread to the eggplant parmesan, everything was absolutely delicious. The sauce is simple, yet delicious.

Thank ourfamof4
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Aventura, Florida
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75 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Mama Mia's has a Free Martini EVENT on Thursdays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I had lunch at Mama Mia's with a group of friends. We all had various menu choices for our lunches. Our waiter, David, was courteous, and accommodating. His service enhanced our dining experience. Among the wonderful lunch choices we ordered, was the chopped salad, filled to the BRIM with delicious veggies. The chicken parmagiana was deeeeelicious. The lasagna and the baked ziti were served in huge portions, and were fabulous. And, the spaghetti and meat balls, which I DEVOURED, brought back memories of Family dinners on Sundays.The affable manager, Steve, told us about a NEW event that SVEDKA Vodka is sponsoring. There will be FREE Martinis for Ladies, EVERY Thursday evening, in their lounge---starting at 6:00 P.M.. These free martinis will be made with a variety of flavors including Citron, Pineapple, Cucumber and Mandarin Orange. And, while you are enjoying the free Martinis-- there will be FREE Strombolis to fill your stomachs, and add to your pleasure. Mama Mia's is a SUPERB restaurant. Every time I have eaten there-- I leave feeling like I just visited "FAMILY." And, I usually use a CHARITY DINE discount dining voucher--which makes their REASONABLE prices-- EVEN more REASONABLE. With these vouchers it is a WIN/WIN situation. I will be there this Thursday to enjoy the Martinis, and then have dinner,-- using a CHARITY DINE voucher. Life is GREAT!! Thank You Mama!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank Isabel T
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Davie, Florida
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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
Thank striper2fisherman
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