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Mama's Cafe Baci

260 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2411
+1 908-852-2820
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
260 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2411
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Reviewed yesterday

I could write for days about what a great experience I had at Mama's. From the moment we stepped inside, the excellent care that was taken, the delicious food that was served was just overwhelming! The gf calamari was the best calamari (gf or no)...More

Thank LaMackers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding traditional Italian home cooking. Tommy and his staff are amazing. A gem in Hackettstown New Jersey. You feel like you're in Italy and someone's kitchen!More

Thank Lori P
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lori,Thank you for your kind words about Mama's Cafe Baci. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all - gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and, of course, great Italian food. They never rush you.

Thank nettiereno
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nettiereno, Thank you so very much for your review. We love to hear from our guests. We are so glad you enjoyed our many specific menus we offer. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Tom

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming Italian atmosphere. They are a step ahead of consumer trends and always reinventing their menu to try new flavor combos and accommodate special dietary needs in a very tasty way! This is our 'go-to' restaurant... our son requests Mama's when he...More

Thank Sharon M
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sharon, Thank you for your review. Were glad that we can be your to go restaurant when your son comes home from college. We appreciate your patronage & makes us feel good when upcoming generations continue to choose Mama's as their favorite restaurant. As far...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Something happened at Mamas but after many years of hardly stoping by at Mamas, 10 months ago I ate there again and it was magic. Who is the new chef I asked. This is real fancy Italian food now in town. Amazing. Stop by to...More

Thank Jose D
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jose, Grazie! for your review. So happy that you made it back in to Mama's & you have noticed the great changes that we have made over the years. We feel that Mama's has grown & matured in menu selections,presentation ,Ambiance & of course the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped there and had dinner Sunday. We were on a drive and visited Hackettstown for the first time in 50 years. The staff was friendly and pleasant. Got off to a slow start but our waitress did very well through the dinner. Had soup...More

Thank halewald
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Halewald, Thank you for your review. Wow! 50 years since visiting Hackettstown! So glad you stopped by Mama's on your visit. The Pear & Gorgonzola pasta purses are very unique & a great choice. I will share your review with our team & family. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is nice to go to a restaurant and know that I can pick anything from the menu without reading every ingredient or asking all kinds of picky-sounding questions.Mama's has a complete menu dedicated to gluten-free selections. That said, I have dined here many times...More

Thank Heatherr35
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Heather, Thank you for your review. It s nice to hear that you feel comfortable at Mama's to order from our Gluten free menu & many other entrees that we offer. Yes, the Gluten free crust has been modified over past years and we now...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Met friends here for dinner. This is our favorite place as the food is always delicious and the staff so friendly. There is a huge variety of food from appetizers, salads, entrees, pizzas, sandwiches and dessert. They now have a bar too. There are many...More

Thank Judith O
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Judith, Thank you for your review. Yes! our Pear & Gaogonzola pasta purses are a hit! Its a must try at Mama's. We are so happy that you & friends enjoy all that the Mama's menu has to offer. We have a great staff &...More

Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Maybe someone in my group ordered something slow to make. Took a long time to get the food, and it was only luke warm. Slow getting the check as well, at lunch people need to get back to work. Not the normal visit.More

Thank Bruce G
Thomas M, Manager at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Bruce, I am sorry that your lunch order took longer then expected. With the weather changing, and our patio opening, I feel we got busier than expected in the last few days. This was an over-sight on our part. We should have implemented more help...More

Reviewed May 11, 2017

Finally made it to Mama's about a month ago and I cannot wait to go back. They have a HUGE menu and they also have a large selection of Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan options. They are very careful about serving their GF/DF patrons...More

Thank bigwuhead
Thomas M, Owner at Mama's Cafe Baci, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Ciao! & Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our restaurant. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. We are all proud to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2411
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackettstown
  • Phone Number: +1 908-852-2820
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Specializing in gourmet pizza, pasta, chicken, veal and seafood selections, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan menus, live entertainment and outdoor garden dining and Catering to Today's Lifestyles. Now offering full bar service with beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy with your meal.
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