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Mamma Rosa

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561 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6L8, Canada
+1 250-763-4114
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A special celebration meant a dinner at a favourite, and the food didn't disappoint. Started with primavera bruschetta, Italian beer - both excellent. Seafood shells, crab and shrimp ravioli and spinach shells were the entrees and as before the food was excellent. A warning that these dishes aren't for you if you are on a diet! Although the restaurant was... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in Kelowna for 23 years and celebrated our anniversary at Mama Rosa's almost very year. We moved away three years ago - this year we made a special trip back just to be at Mama's Rosa's! The menu has a choice for every taste. We like the seafood dishes, but there is lots of beef and pollo and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant by putting Italian food on our GPS, are we glad we did. This restaurant is a must for anyone looking for great tasting food and good service. The food was hot, served quickly and very tasty. We got the last table left in the restaurant when we got there. reservations are recommended. You can tell the... More 

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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in on a Thursday night, and were lucky to get a seat straight away. Customers coming in later were being booked for later times. We only had a pasta course each - the Lobster Cannelloni & and the Penne Arrabbiata. Both were delicious, and came with a side serving of garlic bread. Despite the restaurant being full, the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely make a reservation for this spot. We went on a Tuesday night and were glad we'd called ahead as it's a small place, but that only adds to the atmosphere. Very quaint, cute decor. The food was excellent too. The lasagna was fantastic!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very snarky individual who threw the menus on a table and walked away. We asked to be moved to another table and were simply told NO. At that point we left, didn't even open the menu. We were really looking forward to having a meal at Momma Rosa's as it came highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Step into this kitchy Italian restaurant and be prepared for generous portion sizes and ever-flowing wine. Mamma Rosa is a bit off the main drag in Kelowna but (if you walk) it provides a nice after dinner walk to stave off the food coma. Straight to the point, the highlight of our dinner was the spinach shells: 4 large shells... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

What a wonderful little Italian restaurant! Red and white checkered table cloths and nice atmosphere. The food was delicious with homemade pastas and great Chianti. It's a real family run business and you can tell that by the attentive service and their welcoming attitude. You'll need to make reservations because people in Kelowna know how great this place is!

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Vernon, Canada
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Live in Vernon and usually eat in very similar Italian family owned restaurant. However, was craving great pasta and my local favourite was closed. So we made reservations at Mamma's. OMG was so not disappointed. We had the steamed mussels appetizer. Sauce was sooo good was going to drink it out of the bowl LOL. Entrees were made with fresh... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The pasta was not al dente and really, our meal was nothing to write about. We paid premier prices and the food was just so so. Penne Arrabiatta was lacking in any flavour, just tasted like tomato sauce. The menu is huge, too many choices and I suspect the care does not go into every dish. Way too pricey for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighborhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 250-763-4114

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?