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Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

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1608 Coastal Highway, Delaware, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2334
+1 302-227-3242
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Authentic Italian Food

Great meal. The marinara sauce is classic, delicious eggplant parm. Special was shrimp scampi with fresh, perfectly cooked shrimp. My favorite part was the bread, authentic NY or NJ style rolls, where did they get them this far south? Delicious, reasonably priced, nice portions and quick service a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
MarylandJules
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Maryland
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great meal. The marinara sauce is classic, delicious eggplant parm. Special was shrimp scampi with fresh, perfectly cooked shrimp. My favorite part was the bread, authentic NY or NJ style rolls, where did they get them this far south? Delicious, reasonably priced, nice portions and quick service a new favorite for us in Dewey.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Perfectly good food, a little too expensive for the type of cuisine offered. I had a ravoli and hubby had a sub, both were ok.

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Thank Rakhee T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Mama Maria's is away from the crowds, with both inside seating and takeout. Has good Italian food, reasonably priced, and the portions are large. There's a small bar in the back with a friendly bartender that is a nice alternative when you want to hang out somewhere a little quieter and less crowded.

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Thank Debi J
Owego, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I wish I could take this restaurant back to NY with us. We had an incredible dinner there 2 years ago. Today we traveled 5 hours (with dogs) to Dewey, and were happy to see the restaurant had not yet closed for the season. We got quick take-out - an eggplant parm sub (for the vegetarian) and a meatball parm... More 

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1 Thank Susan G
hagerstown md
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I was at Mama Maria's once again and as always the food and service was excellent. and as always we were greeted with a smile by the owner and the waitress..our group of friends go there several times a year and always receive great service. hurry up go before the season end.Awesome Food, great Service, very clean, great music, 😀😀

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1 Thank nascar99
Accident, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Staying in Ocean City and got hungry for lasagna. Drove up to Dewey Beach for the best Italian food at Mama Maria's. Where the food is delicious and the service is wonderful. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The owner, Franco always greets you with a smile. Can't wait to return.

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1 Thank Carla K
Glen Burnie
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Although the dining room is not fancy the food is excellent. We had the special of Bolognese meat ravioli. We each received 6 large ravioli and the meal started with a fresh salad and warm bread. The server was very attentive and we will definitely return on our next trip to Dewey Beach.

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2 Thank Joan D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Very authentic Italian experience. Good food, great service, reasonable prices. Very clean and airy. Side bar makes eating enjoyable. Less noise. Anxious to try there take out pizza.

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3 Thank Dianna G
Bolivia, North Carolina
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I was in Dewey Beach a couple of weeks ago and along with my wife and one of her sisters we chose to eat here as her sister had eaten there with other relatives the previous week and all were pleased. I had the Zuppa in their marinara sauce minus the shrimp, my wife had the lobster ravioli and her... More 

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1 Thank Fred B
Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We ate here a couple of times during our stay. We even bought a couple of bottles of their Italian dressing! So good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1608 Coastal Highway, Delaware, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-3242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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