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Mama D's Italian

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1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
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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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mama D's Italian is one of my favorite places to have dinner in Manhattan Beach. The location is right on one of the main thoroughfares, a pretty small hole in the wall place, definitely worth waiting for. Fresh bread is made from scratch every day, served with a dish of oil and grated garlic. This time we ordered the butternut... More 

Thank Ashley D
Charleston, West Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, crowded but well worth the visit. Homemade spinach ravioli Shrimp Alfredo and stuffed mushrooms were amazing. The wait staff were the nicest ever.

Thank James C
Manhattan Beach, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a cozy (can get a bit snug/crowded sometimes) very casual Italian place. Very generous portions, friendly staff, and good value. Very good place for a family dinner.

1 Thank GlobalTrekFamily
Springfield, Virginia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We came here with family and we thought it was going to be incredible by the wait that was there when we arrived. The food was so disappointing. For being in Manhattan beach and surrounded by so many good restaurants, this was quite a shock. Maybe it was what I ordered but both me and my husband were not pleased... More 

Thank screnggli
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Eat here once every few weeks if not at least once a week. The food is great as is the atmosphere. Great for families and reasonably priced. Certainly an MB staple.

1 Thank Matthew L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

After a busy day of traveling we needed some comfort food. Mama D's was a great choice. The food was wonderful. The kids got to make their own pizza! The ingredients came to the table and they stretched the dough into the pan and added their choice of toppings.

Thank John A
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We came here with our 11 yr old daughter & enjoyed a truly delicious Italian meal. As it was our first visit, we were given a complimentary tasting plate of cheese ravioli in Mama D's pasta sauce - yum! The freshly baked bread with dipping oil & garlic was divine! We had pastas - which were all fresh & delicious... More 

1 Thank angelec69
Manhattan Beach, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great popular restaurant for families, The food is good, service prompt and great and the owner is regularly present and hands on. A bit loud because of all the birthday parties, but the atmosphere is like being with a giant family. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Rosemary G
Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place sucks! Who charges $40 for pasta dinner? The best part are the under age hot hostesses to perv on. Bring your 17 year old son ... he will appreciate it the most.

Thank John D
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a rather lengthy wait before getting seated but they kept bringing out samples of menu items to tease the palate while we waited. Finally got sat and ordered and food was pretty quick to come out. Again they brought out some complimentary cheese ravioli for all to feast on before our entrées arrived. Food was great and service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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: 310-546-1492

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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?