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Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

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2025 W Main St Ste A, Salem, VA 24153-3131
(540) 389-2848
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our table had eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna, and a salmon salad. All good stuff. Very good Caesar salad. Staff is very friendly and efficient and gave us just the right amount of attention. Their lasagna is among the best I've ever had.

Thank Joe58156
Salem, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we stay in Salem on our way north, we always eat at Mama Maria's. The food is very good and the wait staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank KK-Ron99
Salem, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and the food was awesome. Our Server was extremely nice and we couldn't have asked for a better lunch.

Thank Lynn G
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Mamma Marias on a whim for lunch one afternoon. It is buffet style, and although the buffet was pretty limited,which is why it only gets 4 stars instead of 5, the food was excellent. ( And I am picky!) Everything on the buffet was super tasty and filling, I, unfortunately, didn't have enough room to sample the gelato,... More 

Thank Raine O
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there last night. The food was homemade and delicious; the waiter was great. The downside was with the restaurant itself. The blinds needed cleaning and were in disarray. The bench in the booth we sat in sunk very low after we sat down, and the benches themselves needed repainting. If you can look beyond these cosmetic flaws,... More 

Thank TravellersFromFlorid
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch in Salem after visiting the nearby caves. They have a buffet which 2 of our party had. I had the senior lasagne and my husband had a meatball parmesan sandwich. The senior dish was still more than adequate and I couldn't eat it all. It came with a salad. I had the house dressing which was... More 

Thank Linda L
Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked over from the Comfort Inn and Suites with a group of friends. We had everything from Calzones to Chicken Marsela. The bread was a fresh baked delight. The Honey Mustard salad dressing was the best I have tasted. We waited for the main course, but when we saw how fresh cooked everything was and delicious too, it was well... More 

Thank trendytravelers2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our return trip from a family reunion in NJ we stopped for the night in Salem, VA. As I always read the restaurants on Trip Advisor, I saw this restaurant and decided we needed another Italian meal before heading home to NC. Mamma Maria's will now be our stop every time! Not only was the service excellent, our meal... More 

Thank Lynn T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to Mama Maria's for years since they opened up. The food is good and authentic, and we've never really been disappointed. The lunch buffet is pretty darn good too, with plenty of pizza, pasta and garlic knots to get your fill!

Thank Tim H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Based on other reviews, we thought we were in for an authentic, Italian treat. Not so much. Just meh... We get there and they have a buffet for lunch. You can still order from the menu but the buffet is so reasonably priced it doesn't make sense to order from the menu. We're not Italian but we know good food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, 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: (540) 389-2848

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