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“Great place to take your entire family.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama Lacona's Italian Restaurant

Mama Lacona's Italian Restaurant
3825 N.W. 121st Street, Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 270-0022
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Ranked #27 of 79 Restaurants in Urbandale
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
“Great place to take your entire family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Everything I tried was very, very good.
The pizza was the best I have every had.
The onion rings are great.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nursing Home Food has more taste”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The place was dirty, the buffet food was gross, wasn't offered to order off the menu. The waitress was at least friendly but never asked if there was a problem after removing plates with barely a bite taken out.

Visited November 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Italian Comfort Food with Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Our waitress was outstanding! She did not rush us and helped me decide once I had it narrowed down to two items. Lasagna or baked cavatelli? "If it helps, our cavatelli noodles are made in house" was all she said...oh my, great choice! Tender little doughy (in a good way) bits nestled in a casserole dish full of rich tomato sauce. I chose 1/2 Graziano sausage and 1/2 chopped meatballs and enjoyed both ends of the dish. Just the right amount of gooey cheese finished the dish. I was "starving" so ate about 2/3 along with side salad and bread. We split a Tiramisu for dessert and that was just right. I'm looking forward to great leftovers for lunch soon as a bonus! Great comfort food at a local family owned place that makes you feel like family. It's not gourmet, but it'll fill you up and leave you with a warm glow.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ankeny
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Beware!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

All the dishes were consistently awful! Spaghetti, Grinder, Fried Chicken and Hamburger. Complained to the waitress and were told "Sorry".

Visited September 2012
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Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great! As Always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went to MaMa Lacona's last night and was in a hurry because we were off to a concert after our dinner. Our waiter was the best! His name was Vince and he delivered!! Service is always good at this restaurant and so is the food! Thank you for another great time!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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