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Mama Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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12305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Canton, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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216 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We've been to Mama Santa's before so we knew what to expect: great pizza in a no frills type of atmosphere. The employees are always nice, the place is always clean and the food is always excellent, but this is not really a romantic type of place. Tables are packed in really close together and there is little in the... More 

Thank LexiV
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Everything on menu is delicious. Pizza is fantastic. Prices are good value especially considering the Quality and Taste of everthing

Thank Nancy S
Jasper, Alabama
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Loved this little place in Little Italy. Food very tasty moderately priced Great service friendly atmosphere.Would go again.

Thank summertraveler62
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I took my family here when they came out to visit me in Cleveland. The pizza that they served here was by far the best I have had in the city. The atmosphere was great and they served authentic Italian food. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in town!

Thank davidhoy2014
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Place was hopping!! Pizza was amazing and meatballs I will dream about! The sauce is so delicious you can drink with a straw.

Thank tlcgrooms
Phenix City, Alabama
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175 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a friend and they were right. Fabulous food. Homemade spaghetti was best ever. Service was great as well as the prices. Pizza was wonderful with a nice crisp crust.

Thank KB232013
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

very local - super homemade food - great service - a gem for authentic italian food. went there on my last night in cleveland and i was taken back to my childhood little italy in trenton NJ. best and a must if you like italian

Thank jsydfoto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?