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“Great Authentic Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina Mamma Lucia

Cantina Mamma Lucia
1350 Dorsey Rd Ste M-n, Hanover, MD 21076-1433
(410) 684-2900
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Ranked #1 of 97 restaurants in Hanover
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
San Antonio, Texas
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“Great Authentic Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

I'm originally from NYC and know good italian food - I'm half Italian. I have been going to Mamma Lucia's since it opened in 1989. I lived in Hanover until 2001 and moved to Severn (about 7 miles away), but still eat about 3 or 4 times a month at Mamma Lucia's. I especially like the Veal Picatta and Chicken Marsala. Their recipes are the best and they prepare it consistently well...never a complaint on taste or portion. Prices have gone up somewhat over recent years - but they were insanely low to begin with. I think the prices are reasonable today. You have to serve yourself, but that is by no means a detractor or an indicator of the quality of food. They even have a frequent diner club which gets you points toward free dinners or other assorted things and they give you a free entree on or around the time of your birthday. Hate to see this secret ruined with success, but they deserve the added business and I wish them all the best. Afterall, they have fed my family and I well for over 20 years.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, quick counter service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

The food is great, the service is quick. We eat here with our three young kids which makes counter service much easier than being waited on. You don't miss out on taste here though despite the counter service. The other big plus is that with pizzas, pasta, subs and cannoli you can find something for every taste. I also appreciate that though they have Pepsi in the fountain you can still get a bottle of coke.

They also have a lunch buffet. We haven't tried this but have been in there at lunch time and it is frequented by the business crowd.

You can check out the menu at the url below. There are also daily specials.

They are NOT OPEN ON SUNDAYS except for catering orders.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, MD
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“fYI - this is no Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

I see this is labeled as mexican cuisine. It's Italian. Very good as well, My family and I eat here often. Good service, good portions and good prices.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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