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“Skip dessert” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mamma Lucia

Mamma Lucia
4916 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
301.907.3399
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Ranked #106 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Skip dessert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pasta dishes were ok but very oversized and not as flavorful as I had hoped for. 1 dish lasted 3 meals for me. Dessert was a huge disappointment- the tiramisu was very dry and did not taste like any tiramisu I've ever had. Service was fairly attentive and polite. The menu is extensive, and the pizzas looked quite good (the majority of the people I saw ordered pizza).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Go just for the Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Their entier menu was good at some point several years ago, but i think they got to big and the quality of the food went head down. On the other hand the Bread and the olive oil mix is just outstanding. Their pizza is also really good too.

Visited July 2013
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Spring, Texas, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Little flavor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place was in a great location and a very happening place on a Sat evening. The manager saw us looking at a menu outside and came and greeted us and answered any questions we had. The service was great. We ordered take out and everyone was polite and quick. My kids got the spaghetti and meatballs. Too much sauce on the pasta and it just did not have much flavor. The meatballs were ok. I had the eggplant parmiagiana with a spaghetti side. The cheese was overcooked and rubbery. Do not think we would go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great - 3 times the charm ... new owner!! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

So before I had beed there and even once walked out cause after being seated for 10 min we got no service ... BUT NOW ITS GREAT !!! I have been there 2 times with my boyfriend and Maria my server was great. And I think Dave ?! the new manager is great ... It is just a wonderful place and wonderful staff and food. I will now go there again ... their one in rockville is great also and always has been :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Not memorable, not good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Called in here for a quick casual mid week dinner with family. We were disappointed. The standard Italian pastas were not done particularly well, and the prices reflected something a bit better, at least by our way of thinking. So I doubt we would return.

Visited October 2013
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