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Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
+1 216-421-2159
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Birch Run, Michigan
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Mama Santa's. He had the cavatelli with meatballs and I had the fettuccine with garlic, olive oil and parsley ( they added mushrooms for me). We shared the meals and each enjoyed both dishes. The meal came with fresh bread. Perfect portions and reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Katrina T
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG - my new favorite in Little Italy! This place has amazing food, service and prices! An absolute gem, especially on a budget. We came in thinking we would order pizza b/c of other reviews about it being the best pizza in the area. We wound up ordering 3 entrees and 2 apps - all outstanding!!! Oh yeah and we... More 

Thank Brian D
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and the food was homemade. We had the pizza and fettuccine. A bit on the expensive side but the neighborhood is worth it.

Thank 1Erick1
Brook Park, Ohio
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248 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I am local, and admit I had never been here! Took my parents for lunch, and we loved it. There were several menu items we wanted to try, so we decided to share. We ordered the homemade cavatelli, some meatballs, and a small pizza. This way we could sample more. everything was delicious! I grew up with an old school... More 

Thank momof3BrookPark_Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

amazing pizza. when I first moved to clev my bf brought me here to eat the pizza-its really good. we even saw someone get engaged there-so cute! sometimes you have to wait but its worth it and not overly pricey.

Thank Julie K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This restaurant is in the heart of Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood. The pizza is absolutely the best. The service, prices and atmosphere are excellent. I think they put magic in the sauce!

Thank deannaSSS
Orbost, Australia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 8 have lunch here. We all ordered different meals and they were large portions and very tasty. Although none of us had the pizza they also looked great as they went by to other tables. The pricing was very reasonable. Well worthwhile dropping in for lunch!

Thank Noelene B
Hong Kong, China
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, 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: +1 216-421-2159

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