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Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a relaxed dinner on a Monday evening here after determining other restaurants were closed. Very good eggplant parmesan although could have been warmer (only served warm, not hot). They offer gluten free pasta which was a significant factor in our visiting. Mama Santa's doesn't take reservations. Parking in the area can be difficult. After circling multiple times and not... More 

Thank mvginhongkong
Walton Hills, Ohio
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time I ate at Mama Santas the portions were generous & the food was delicious. I don't know what has happened but the food was overpriced & mediocre. I was so disappointed. I will not be back.

Thank Shari A
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Other food might be better, we ordered a pizza and it was average. Mozz sticks were average as well. My kid (15) liked that the crust wasn't crispy where I prefer it crispy. Price for 2 sodas and a pizza $30

Thank Wmanning79
Fayetteville, NY
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Of all of the places we could have visited in our short time in Cleveland, we are sorry we wasted a night eating here. Our server clearly did not want to be working that night. We waited far too long for her to come over with menus, when she came back she asked for our order. No drink order first.... More 

Thank sharonkayz
New Berlin, New York
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very pleasant server. Nice relaxing atmosphere, no rush. Very good food selections. Everything we ordered was excellent.

Thank Rita C
Rocky River, Ohio USA
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268 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We like to stop here and get a pizza with friends and family. We are never disappointed the service is always good and the pizza is always delicious there's always consistency. It's a small place gets crowded but it's good. If you've never been to Little Italy know that parking can be a challenge. In the evenings they do have... More 

Thank Sinatralis
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92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

They have a great menu for lunch and dinner, fantastic sandwiches and the minestrone is one you will have to try, pizza, and American favs.

Thank josephmY3725CY
Canton, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We were seriously disappointed. Its been years since we have eaten here, and sadly Its not the same. Over priced, small portions and the quality was terrible. Sauce tasted like it was from a jar, chicken parm over cooked and burned. The pizza tasted like any chain pizza place. Nothing special about it. Im surprised that this place can compete... More 

Thank Jean D
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Have been here numerous times and just went back recently. Why did I wait so long?! I could talk about the neighborhood all day, Little Italy, but this is about the food. We ordered a small pizza and 2 sandwiches, sausage and meatball. First the bread comes out, a must! Perfect Italian bread. A bowl of sauce and that, I'd... More 

Thank Chris L
United States
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

If you want homemade, yummy Italian food...look no further! The food here was absolutely yummy! I wish we lived closer...if so...it would be a place we would frequent!

Thank Kimberly Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 12164212159

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