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Mama D's Italian

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1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
+1 310-546-1492
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casual dining in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, steps away from the strand. The menu is definitely Italian with a few twists. For instance the pink sauce on any dish adds tremendous flavor and is a local favorite (with a small extra charge). I had the Italian spaghetti while my wife had a shrimp dish--both delicious and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank BobWE
Manhattan Beach, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consistently good home style Italian Food. Nice casual dining, with a warm, home style feeling. Great for families with small kids.

Thank Gordana V
northern california
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Service. It was our first time there. We were a party of 7, everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. The best dish in my opinion was the eggplant parmigiana, it was probably the best eggplant parmigiana I've ever had.

Thank carmen301
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Had been many times prior to this visit. Food still good, let down by server on thus occasion but still a very good eatery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We were on the way to Manhattan Beach Pier and asked our uber driver for a good Italian restaurant in the area. He said no good ones but a great one! He dropped us off Mama D's! He was absolutely correct! I had the chicken piccata and Angie had the rigatoni with meatballs! Everything was perfect and delicious!! Great place

Thank David D
Rio Vista
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

6 if us met in LA to go to the Rose Bowl Parade. Went for an early dinner. Chris the owner was our entertainment as we waited for our table. The waiter brought by garlic chips to sample as we waited. All of our meals were delicious but we all decided the shrimp with pink sauce was the best. We... More 

Thank Terirv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a very homey spot. Very good, basic Italian food. Nicely located downtown and near the beach. I suspect there is usually a long wait. The prices are a bit steep, but where are they not?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I was on a bit of a budget and scanned local dinner haunts in this part of Manhattan Beach. The menu is not expansive, but all I wanted was fresh fish and vegetables and I got them, with a really nice glass of Pinot Grigio, all within budget! Sole, with fresh tomato sauce, and a side of sautéed spinach, garlic,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We went out for a late dinner at 7:30. The service was great but the Alfredo pasta with chicken was just good. The cheese ravioli was great. I would give back for that.

Thank tink8009
Manhattan Beach, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Been a local place and family owned for years. Meatball sandwich is a favorite as well as all pasta dishes. Olive oil for dipping bread is a favorite too Parking can be tedious tho as close to the beach

Thank lastres0rt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-546-1492

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