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“Good alternative to fast food choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina Mamma Lucia

Cantina Mamma Lucia
1350 Dorsey Rd Ste M, Hanover, MD 21076
+1 410-684-2900
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Ranked #2 of 103 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Discover an authentic Italian restaurant in Hanover, Maryland. Cantina Mamma Lucia serves up delicious, traditional Italian food that your whole family will love. Founded in 1989 by Francesco, Dominick, and Anthony D'Antona, our family-run restaurant combines down-home Italian cooking with originality and creativity. Those same three brothers still own and operate the restaurant and catering service.
Vadnais Heights
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good alternative to fast food choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I travel to this area frequently on business. One evening we were looking for something quick as an alternative to our usual haunts but wanted to avoid the typical national chains in the area. We decided to give the Cantina a try. Overall the food was good, the price was reasonable, and you can't beat the time savings. Be prepared for a "fast food" experience. You walk up to the counter, order your meal (just like McDonald's), sit at your table, and within minutes they call you number. You walk up and pick up your meal. Very clean and the service staff was constantly policing the dining space, clearing tables, and making sure you were a satisified customer. While the sauce was more watery than I prefer (perhaps they didn't drain the pasta long enough) the pasta was cooked perfectly. Definitely made our list of places we will be patronizing.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Acton, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Pretty Damn Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I ate here while on a business trip. It was fast, it was good and it was a very good value. I had a small greek salad, the veal piccata and a glass of the house chianti for $27. The veal was served with a very nice hunk of garlic bread. The veal was cooked perectly and there were plenty of capers in the sauce. It was all very good. One note, this is a cafeteria style restaurant. I would recommend Cantina Mamma Lucia for a quick and delicious meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BOWIE MD
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3 restaurant reviews
“EXCELLENT MAMMA LUCIA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I go here pretty regular, I've taken many of friends and family here. We're all from NYC, and I was stationed in NAPLES , ITALY for 4 years. This is the real deal

  • Visited November 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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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great fool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were looking for a place to eat that wasn't a chain restaurant. The food was wonderful and came very quickly.

Visited November 2013
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Wash DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Lunch buffet has typically a nice selection of pastas and meats. Vegetables, soup and a smaller salad bar. Their individual hot lunch dishes (Italian) are also pretty good.

They also serve "American Food" (subs, fries, etc) , alas I never tried that.

Dinner portions are huge, alas dinner is also a tad pricey.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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