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Haie Vive, 2nd Von a Droite, Cotonou, Benin
67 18 01 17
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Cotonou, Benin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

When you knew the meaning of the restaurant name, you will think the menu there will be Italian. But then you would be wrong. Forgetting the Spaghetti, the menu is of quite another color. Nevertheless you will find there for your part. Who says appetite says also: starved stomach doesn't have an ear.

Thank Arcade Johannes K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

less than 50 m from my hotel. Easy to locate as it is on the street Quaint and very clean interior. Food quick and great pasta, easily could have been same Milan Prices are very fair Very relaxing and cozy atmosphere great outdoor seating under a shaded patio, Air conditioned rooms inside My only regrets is you never know when... More 

Thank Iota.Eta. S
Cotonou, Benin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I come here for lunch on the small simple terrace. No frills but good home made pasta quickly served in this charitable initiative of the Soeurs Salesiennes training vulnerable women in catering. Good for the stomach and good for the soul!

Thank Soumo99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is a great little restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. We sat on a shady patio covered with vines which was cool even tough it was a very hot day.. The ravioli and gnocchi were both delicious and were beautifully presented - could have been in any nice Italian restaurant. I had an ice cream in espresso for dessert -... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a cozy little Italian joint whose profits go to a good cause. The homemade pastas are delicious and reasonably priced (about 3000 cfa or $6 USA), although the portions are small. My only complaint is that I can never figure out when they're actually open. Hours are strange and don't appear to be consistent.

Thank alsawo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, European
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haie Vive, 2nd Von a Droite, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: 67 18 01 17
Das Restaurant „Mamma Mia“ ist ein Ausbildungsprojekte in der Stadt Cotonou, dem Regierungssitz des Landes. Im Lehrrestaurant erhalten die Mädchen und jungen Frauen eine sechsmonatige Ausbildung zur Köchin oder Kellnerin. Das Lokal gilt als eines der besten Restaurants in der Hafenstadt und die Absolventinnen genießen einen ausgezeichneten Ruf.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?