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Cantina Mamma Lucia

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1350 Dorsey Rd Ste M, Hanover, MD 21076-1433
+1 410-684-2900
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Cantina Mamma Lucia has some of the best Italian food in Baltimore! Don't let the counter ordering fool you. Frank and his staff are so proud of their restaurant and have every reason to be. I travel weekly, frequent them often and I've always enjoyed authentic Italian food. The Salmon al Forno is awesome and ask for your pasta side... More 

1 Thank SPFontes
Severn, Maryland
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165 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Went with a group and the service was fast. Every person ordered something different and everyone liked what they got. Definitely a place to go back to. Great shrimp scampi and chicken Parmesan.

1 Thank hwgo57
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,716 reviews
1,180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2015

I went because I got stuck in Baltimore and needed a bite to eat. I went on Trip Advisor and found Cantina Mamma Lucia. I walked in and asked if they were ITalian.. They weren't.. Which is a red flag...They had a cafeteria style kind of ordering system and pickup. With a nice salad bar as you waited for your... More 

1 Thank Anthony C
Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Dear Sir, My brothers and I are the owners and sons of Italian immigrants. My mother is from a town in Southern Italy called Mileto and my father, who is also a partner here is from a town outside of Naples called Guardia Lombardi. If you would have asked if the owners are Italian, the answer would have been, "very... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was just at Cantina Momma Lucia, and I was disappointed with most of the visit. The spagetti sauce was, or tasted canned. The Meatball, although huge, was once again, average. The salad bar, however, was pretty decent. you have to reach very far to get most things. There was a pretty decent selection for a smaller one. I was... More 

Thank James M
Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to write a review. It doesn't seem that you were disappointed with most of your visit since you pointed out several things you enjoyed and thought two items, our homemade sauce and meatballs, were average. Please stop by and try one of our Italian specialties for a better idea of our menu. More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Close to work and a pretty good place to eat lunch. Enjoyed their special each time I have dined here. Did hear a customer complain about a crab dish once when they advertised lump crab but all they got was minced crab. Pizza is good. Had them do a business lunch once and it went over really well with my... More 

Thank MDOCguy
Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for the good rating. I hope you will stop in again soon. More 

Laurel, Maryland
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

Friends took us here and we were delightfully surprised by the high quality of the food. The serving were almost too much, we end up taking some home for a great lunch the next day. The prices were reasonable and we will certainly be going back when we're in the mood for good quality Italian food.

Thank KerryandSue2014
Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. I hope you will join us again soon. More 

Odenton, Maryland, United States
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397 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nice place tucked in a shopping center. The decor is nice & the place is clean. The food was very good. Nice, broad menu with Italian & American offerings. The chicken Parmesan was really good-with large pieces of chicken. The shrimp marinara was very tasty. The salad bar is a nice touch. The New York style cheesecake is the real... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is pretty much the local cliche' Italian place. Lots of red sauce or sauce in general. Pizza that is overpriced for what you get. Veal parm buried in sauce and cheese, etc. If that's what you want, it's good but not a great value. It's my "only because it's close" place.

Thank Scott G
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2014

Best time to come is during lunchtime during the week. there is a msorgasboard fo italian favorites in a buffet setting. Ranging from pizza to various fish plates, to chicken parm to pasta and meat sauce. Food is great for a buffet. We actually went twice. The second time we went, it was not the buffet. Food was good but... More 

Thank Bostonhappytravelor
Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the great rating. I am happy you enjoyed our food and wanted to let you that we only use fresh, hand breaded chicken breast. Hope you get a chance to visit us again. Frank More 

Odenton, Maryland
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a delightful lunch we had. Service, portions and taste were excellent. Wish it was open later in the evening for late night diners.

Thank GingerSfromMD
Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and giving us a great rating. It means a lot when our locals take the time to write. See you soon. Frank More 

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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
$9 - $18
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1350 Dorsey Rd Ste M, Hanover, MD 21076-1433
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 410-684-2900
Discover an authentic Italian restaurant in Hanover, Maryland. Cantina Mamma Lucia serves up delicious, traditional Italian food that your whole family will love. Founded in 1989 by Francesco, Dominick, and Anthony D'Antona, our family-run restaurant combines down-home Italian cooking with originality and creativity. Those same three brothers still own and operate the restaurant and catering service.

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