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Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1608 Coastal Hwy, Delaware, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2334
+1 302-227-3242
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mama Maria within walking distance of motels in Dewey. Eat in the dining room, or the bar area on the deck, but enclosed. Good for meals or sandwiches, salads and finger foods.

Thank Dixidoll
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99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is right next to its take out sister. Endless menu and quick service, so as expected the meals weren't very good, but the service was great.

1 Thank Vieltraveller
Hamilton, Virginia
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262 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here to grab 2 pies for lunch & later. The regular cheese (with 1/2 sweet pepper) pizza was delicious as was the GF pizza. Great Dewey place for Pizza!

Thank BethAnnP
Thousand Oaks, California
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was reading some reviews of this place and sounder pretty good. The Salads and bread was great but the actual meal was just average. We had Chicken Parn. and Penne w/meat sauce. Being an Italian restaurant we figured it would be authentic and home cooked. NOT even close. Sorry to say but Mama Maria's did not meet our expectations.

Thank BlackRoseCher
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We went to the pizza counter late at night, so of course they probably assumed we were stupid drunk people.... While the pizza was very good, they charged us $19 for 4 slices of pizza which did not fit what the menu board said. Didn't feel like arguing so we just ate the cost.

Thank Lauren G
Franco L, Owner at Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you liked the pizza Depending on the type of pizza you ordered our prices are Slice of Cheese $3. Slice Pepperoni or any other topping even with two toppings $4. Slice of buffalo chicken or Mac and cheese or curly fries and bacon are $5. Sicilian cheese $4. Sicilian with toppings are $5.... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 2 and it was ok. Large portions for the stuffed shells. I expected a little more flavor because it's authentic Italian. Their house dressing is wonderful.

Thank Beverly F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go there after researching high rated ltalian restaurants in Dewey beach. Place is decorated nicely and had a friendly staff, waitress was very nice an attentive. I decided to order the Chicken Francaise , I knew as soon as it was set down that it looked completely wrong. It is supposed to be in a light egg... More 

Thank Sharon Hazel C
Franco L, Owner at Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry that you had a bad experience please give us onother chance and please ask for the owner next time you are in Rest assure the owner knows the recipe for chicken Francese Thank you More 

Orange, Va
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The pizza was great, big pies with great flavor and a good crust. The beers were cold and the service was good. I will eat here or order takeout again..

Thank amosapparel
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

the fresh-baked bread is awesome. My friend had the snapper with spinach, delicious! I had the Zuppa- shellfish and linguine with a garlic wine sauce, one of the best I have had in a long time. As a chef myself and of Sicilian decent, I found only two things off....the food was seasoned well though a tiny bit on the... More 

Thank MommaChiara
hagerstown md
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The Md Chapter of WOW dined at Mama Maria's on Sunday Evening and what a delightful evening. The food was excellent as well as the service. The owner greeted us with with a smile as always. Can't go wrong by eating here. 🍕🍷🍺🍨👍😊

Thank nascar99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 Coastal Hwy, Delaware, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-3242

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