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Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

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2025 W Main St Ste A, Salem, VA 24153-3131
+1 540-389-2848
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I was there but every time I've gone, always great service and the food is delicious! I definitely will be back!

Thank Bev D
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here recently and found the service to be terrible. The place is overrated and overpriced. The "owner or manager" left me standing and waiting at the cash register for over five minutes to pay my check while he was chatting with a pair of customers who were seated in a booth waiting for their food. I will NEVER... More 

Thank Scamuel J
Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Veal Francaise is one of our favorite meals and Mama Maria's was among the best. The entire meal was excellent, nice presentation, hot, excellent sauce, and service. Wish they were closer to home. Enjoy!

Thank Thomas W
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181 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here on a Sunday night because I was staying at a local hotel and didn't want to drive. I am very glad that I did. I had a basic pasta dinner which was excellent, but they have a lot of house specialitys which looked great, I just wasn't that hungry. One highlight is that they have Gelato, made... More 

Thank RUtraveller
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Probably the best pizza in the Roanoke Valley. Clean and friendly restaurant. I have had other Italian dishes here and they have always been great.

Thank David S
Central Florida, Florida
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is one restaurant that you won't find microwaving your food! My wife said this was the best lasagna she has had in a very long time. I had the baked ziti with a side meatball. Delicious!! Portions are more than adequate. We ended up taking half our meals to go for the next nights supper. The server even gave... More 

Thank Gerry F
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We went to this restaurant as it was close to our motel. We had just completed 12 hour drive on our way to Florida. We were seated t a nice table. The decor was dated, but the staff was attentive and seemed to be hardworking. We ordered an antipasto to share. Our server was a very polite young man. He... More 

Thank HOWARDFlorida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I had the seafood, Della Mamma, that was very good. My wife had Veal Piccata. Her's was good, but could have been more veal and less mushrooms. Town atmosphere and very friendly staff. Might go again on the way back! Very good to excellent! Thank you for having us!

Thank MadMarePhilly
Salem, Virginia
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I call it "the garlic buffet!" If you go in there during lunch you'll see what I mean! They always have a soup, salad, chicken wings, spaghetti tossed in olive oil and garlic, meatballs, two alternating pasta dishes, and they keep three pizzas out at a time. The toppings of which change each time they bring out a new one.... More 

Thank Dennis M
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed 2 delicious dinners at Mamma Maria's on Saturday and Sunday, 9/24 and 9/25 when in Salem to hike a few miles of the Appalachian Trail and visit Jefferson's Poplar Grove. The antipasto and calamari appetizers were very good; side salad just so so. It would be nice if the delicious balsamic vinegar and good EVOO... More 

Thank Lynette R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2025 W Main St Ste A, Salem, VA 24153-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-2848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?