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Mama D's Italian

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3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very thoughtful to put chairs and water out front for people waiting to get in. For those waiting inside, there are sofas, and the staff brings nice warm bread. Lots of very friendly and efficient staff. Food hot, delicious and came out quickly. Prices are reasonable. Homey atmosphere, lively or noisy, depending on your perspective. I repeat: all staff dedicated... More 

Thank David L
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tend to write reviews of places I go to anyway, as I use them myself, but I tend to do this when I get around to it. Tonight I am going to write my review immediately so that I do it justice. We had spent the day in the area and following a quick Tripadvisor search, found Mama D's... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we even entered we were greeted outside with refreshing beverages! The staff walked outside with pasta samples, fresh garlic bread and offered us a cold beverage! WHAT SERVICE!!! They are known for their "Pink Sauce" which is a creamy tomato and you can request a bit of spice! We started off with house salads but I built my own... More 

1 Thank Rita N
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian food in Newport Beach BY FAR! Service is always amazing and so is the food, pink sauce is to die for!! Even if there is a long wait, there is usually bread, refreshments, and entertainment so you will not be left bored and hungry! This restaurant is an absolute MUST!

Thank morganstewy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here while vacationing in the area for our daughter's birthday dinner. We chose Mama D's based on the great reviews and it did not disappoint!! Be prepared for hustle and bustle and a wait, but also be prepared for fantastic service and excellent food!! The atmosphere is super casual and family friendly. The entrees are seriously large enough... More 

1 Thank Rachel S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm big into customer service and this place is tops. We placed a large to go order and it was ready on time and Stockton and Diana took care of us and were VERY friendly. My only suggestion for people who dine in, be prepared to wait a little bit. It gets very busy, but I understand they take care... More 

1 Thank James M
Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu seems lifted from an Italian family restaurant in Italy, except this is Newport Beach. The crowd on a week night was testament of the popularity of Mama D's. Our party of 3 only waited about 10 minutes on comfortable leather couches when we arrived at 7 pm. The wait was worth it. I had Lasagna, Pat had Spaghetti... More 

1 Thank patnjoe2015
Riverside, California
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a new place to have dinner in Newport Beach and found Mama D's based on reviews on yelp. They did not disappoint I'm this was probably one of the best meals I've ever had! Outdoor seating as well as complementary garlic focaccia and lemonade are available in the front of the restaurant for those waiting to... More 

Thank almahaffey
Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had the pleasure to travel to Newport Beach. I had read reviews of Mama D's so decided to put this place on my dinner schedule. Mama D's did not disappoint! Our dinner was fantastic, as well as the service. We started with some freshly baked bread, my wife had the tomato caprese and shared calamari, both were excellent.... More 

Thank Chip P
Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is loud, friendly, fun and perfect with young ones and not having to worry about your kids disturbing someone's romantic dinner at the next table. There is a huge line out the door anytime after 6pm so get there early if you don't want to wait up to 2 hours to get in. They do serve meatballs and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949.675.6262

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