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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become our go-to spot for Italian. Food is good. Helena is a terrific server. Reservations are a must in season.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

A robust topped pizza that was reasonably priced & had a unique, luscious taste. The composition was quick, filling and fun. Thank you, mama!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

Went here on a Thursday night, not knowing it was overflowing with customers. Fortunately we'd made a reservation, as we always do. Despite the crowd, we were treated like we were the only customers. Understandably, it took longer than normal for our orders, but the...result was the usual quality product (yes, we've been here before). The staff appeared to treat all customers very professionally. Hard to believe Mama's is rated only #26 among Venice Italian places. We've been to other Italian places in town and they don't come close to the food and service at this restaurant!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

I have been going here for years. The pizza is excellent and they will cook it to your liking. I trying to order something I don't make for example eggplant parm and so good. I get to go or I'll eat in. Diners are friendly....The owners are very nice. Food is reasonably pricedMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

I'd heard it was good and my friends were right. It's "old school" Italian in decor. The menu has lots of variety and prices are reasonable. I had gnocchi Bolognese and my wife had veal scallopini. Both were excellent! I've heard their pizza is also...excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 13, 2022 via mobile

We were promptly seated at 5:30 on a Monday evening. Our server was outstanding and friendly. We ordered veal parmigiana, eggplant parm, lobster ravioli and grouper pesto. All but grouper we’re voted just ‘average’. Grouper was just above average, my wife never complains. Find another...place to eat.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2021

Food is a subjective topic. What I think is great others may disagree. My only credibility is people say I know good food. Moma Leones pizza is excellent. They use good ingredients. They don’t skimp on the toppings. Their small personal pizza with three toppings...(mushroom, peppers and olives) is a very filling delightful meal. I also love their Insalada de mare (salad with calamari, muscles, scallops, clams) . The owners Chris and Anastasia are the sweetest people and really appreciate their clientele. Service is excellent. The bartenders are delightful. This should be rated the top restaurant in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

Wanted to give a new place a shot. Ordered a cheese pizza. Picked it up and made the mistake of not peeking at it before hopping in the car and heading home. Cheese was burnt. Pizza was greasy and very salty. I’ve been accused of...being related to a goat because I eat anything and everything. I could choke down one piece of this. Extremely disappointedMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

Friends recommended this restaurant and they were right. Our first visit was very enjoyable as was the food. Helena made the evening most enjoyable for us; attentive, but not overbearing as some servers are. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Would recommend Mama Leone's to...any Italian food fan.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 25, 2021

Ordered a couple of pizza's and had a small group for dinner and cards. Social distancing was practiced and all but one was vaccianated.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Steeler86, Marketing at Mama Leone's, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2021

Thank you 347 for your review! We hope our pizzas were a hit!

Reviewed June 24, 2020 via mobile

Very good food, service is excellent. Friendly and takes the time to talk to you. As a side, not. As old fashions.

Date of visit: June 2020
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rlaw86, Marketing at Mama Leone's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2020

Mark, we want to THANK YOU for taking the time to write us a review! We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed April 24, 2020

outstanding food and service I would recommend this place if you want good food at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: February 2020
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rlaw86, Marketing at Mama Leone's, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2020

Digger, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We hope you will return and visit us soon!

Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

The menu is varied and the quality of the food is excellent. The ambiance and friendliness of the wait staff makes for a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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rlaw86, Marketing at Mama Leone's, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2020

THANK YOU 688jules for the wonderful review. We're so glad you liked our restaurant and especially the food. Please come visit us soon.

Reviewed March 8, 2020

Delicious and abundant food! I had the feta salad loaded with big chuncks of feta and the biggest juiciest cherry tomatoes. My husbsnd had the bolognes,,,best he's had and he orders this a lot. Others had veal snd chicken parm..superb We were early for happy...hour but server gave it to us anyway, and no skimping on the alchohol. Very pleased!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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rlaw86, Marketing at Mama Leone's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2020

WOW MP! Thank you for your review! It was so good that it made us hungry. Come see us soon!

Reviewed March 5, 2020

We four arrived with a reservation that was honored. It seems that the restaurant has many tables for large groups and only a limited number for fewer that 6,8 or 10 people. We did nab one by the bar and aside from one woman who...was screeching, we had a good evening with good food and could converse easily.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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rlaw86, Marketing at Mama Leone's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2020

Bobbie7, thank you for your review and feedback. Please visit us again soon!

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We have a full bar and an incredible selection of wines for every palette.
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from sarasota just go south on 41. It will be on the left about 1/2 mile before you get to 681
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Mama Leone's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5