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Mama D's Italian

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3012 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3810
+1 949-675-6262
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whoa! Best Italian food I've ever had. We ordered manicotti with pink sauce and rigatoni with meat sauce. Both dishes were perfect. Service was friendly and even the bread was incredible. Can't wait to return!

1 Thank Aaron J
new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific and authentic Italian food in a warm atmosphere. The staff were warm and welcoming too. Don't miss this place if your in the area.

1 Thank jvdNewYork
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Years ago I owned an Italian restaurant in New Jersey and am always looking for a reply great place We ate here with a large party the night before Thanksgiving and everyone raved about the food. The veal dishes were the favorites but everything including the bread was delicious. Loved the casual atmosphere

2 Thank Robert R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mama D's ravioli is everything it's advertised to be. Outstanding! The bread and dip was very good. The service is the best I've seen in a restaurant in a very long time. Go early if you don't want to wait.

1 Thank Karen F
st. catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in new port for business and I was happy to see I was close to a very well rated Italian restaurant. From greeting to departure I thought I witnessed one of the happiest restaurant staffs I have ever seen! Kudos to management. I had the pasta special of the day and it was nice. Definitely worth trying.

2 Thank Anthony D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know I may be the odd man out but we lined up for what is supposed to be amazing Italian food and we're bitterly disappointed. Service was great, people were lovely but the food we ordered was average at best. Admittedly we didn't order the pasta but the chicken dishes we had left a lot to be desired. Save... More 

Thank Darren K
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mama D's on a weekend visit to Newport Beach, California. It was a Veteran's day, Friday night. The restaurant was very busy and a lot of people were waiting outside. They said it would be about 40 minutes wait and it was. The hostess kept coming out with bread and pasta samples for the customers waiting and... More 

Thank Christie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Italian comfort food + warm and wonderful service makes this a 5-star night out for us. For a family of five with loads of different needs/tastes, this is no small feat. We've been going to Mama D's for years and hope it never changes!

1 Thank EventsChick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town visiting Newport for the first time from England - and only for 2 nights - but saw about this place on TripAdvisor and boy are we glad we went! Reassuringly busy for a Sunday night and no reservations taken however we were seated on comfy sofas and given complimentary delicious warm cheese bread until our table... More 

1 Thank EllieInYork
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I generally don't put too much into suggestions made hotel personnel regarding restaurants, but this one they were right on the money. Tough to find parking but it's worth the drive trying to find a parking spot. I had the chicken parmigiana with vegetable, absolutely delicious My waitress Ariel made t his experience a fantastic one.

1 Thank Lito51855

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3012 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3810
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6262

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