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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok...On par with what you would find in any pseudo Italian restaurant in NYC. The catch however comes with the bill. As pointed out by other reviews, a 20% automatic gratuity is applied to the bill (even for small parties). In our...next trip to NYC we will bring our business elsewhere...If you're looking for a place to eat, 46th Restaurant Row is only two blocks away.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was more than OK. Had to ask 3 X for a refill of drinks. Automatic gratuity of 25% and then an unannounced extra 3.5% for using a credit card. In sum, not worth the stop, plenty of other restaurants to discover in the area.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

The Manicotti was the best we have had. The duet band created a very nice ambiance for the evening. We learned the couple are there on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Tiramisu was light and wonderful. We will certainly visit again soon. The service slowed...as the restaurant filled. We were there to enjoy the evening and were in no hurry.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

They gave us a more expensive bottle of wine than we asked for so when bill came we asked them to change it. At first owner tried to negotiate and go mid range saying it was our error and split the difference, we said no...and the she came back and lied to us about how much it cost her (Google search showed it was at least half of what she told,us) and then she said she would charge her employee for the error which was $27? Now if she lied to us that is despicable if she actually charged her employee the no one should ever go to that restaurant from any review site. Family business but if that is the way they act then I’d encourage you to skip this one and go somewhere else. Food average but staff not very attentive. You can find better.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Generally OK. They tried charging us $74 dollars for a $47 bottle of wine and didn't deal with it well. Very expensive, as are most places in the area though

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

Gorgeous food, great wine. Great staff. We sat down next to a really loud group of friends (having fun, how dare they?!) asked to move & we were offered another table straight away with no fuss. Our meals were all really tasty & beautifully cooked....Will definitely go back if we’re here again 🇺🇸More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

Absolutely disgusting staff and management were engaged with a man who was discussing gay sexual acts at the bar and whilst we were having our meal at no point did the staff address or try to disengage They were happy chatting about prono acts We...won’t be back actually felt sick more about the graphic detailsMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

Nice, quiet restaurant that we ate at prior to a 7 pm curtain. As with every restaurant we tried, the staff was very attentive and served us quickly. Good, hot, ample food portions. Seemed like there was a lively bar crowd in the rear of...the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

Starter was absolutely beautiful however the waiter took our starters away before we even had time to finish them. The mains were inedible, no flavour and no thickness or consistency to the sauces; just watery tinned tomatoes. When the bill came it was very expensive...at $85 considering we didnt even have any alcohol and the food was so bad. Needless to say we didn't leave a tip. All other italian restaurants in the area were fully booked; it's not surprising this was the only place available. This is not an authentic italian restaurant, I came away very disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2021

Ate here with my wife before show. Tables were VERY close together and even though proof of vaccine was scrutinized, this was a little too close for comfort. We were near the door, and with that came blasts of cold air as the door opened....They were clearly short-staffed like lots of places, but they did their best to compensate. Food was fine, nothing special but decent.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

Just because they are asking for vaccination status at the door DOES NOT make them COVID-19-safe dining place. While we were greated by the hostess who wore a mask, once we were seated we realized almost none of the staff was wearing masks or doing...so appropriately. Since we had an unvaccinated child with us, we got uncomfortable and asked if we can get a server who wears a mask while at our table. (Hindsight, I wish I just walked out instead.) The initial server (an older lady, don't know her name) kept going to the hostess making comments and throwing looks at our table for the whole time we were there. As if on purpose, then both the busser (with mask under his beard) and another server (without a mask) came to our table as well, just to prove whatever point they were trying to make. Just to make it clear, our new server DID wear a mask and he was considerate enough to save his comments about our choice to ask for our server to wear a mask or at least not announce them publicly, knowing we can hear them, like everyone else did. The food was okay (not really outstanding or anything), but not closely enough to balance for our horrible experience with ​the rudeness of everyone except our server. PS: It appeared that people have forgotten COVID spreads among vaccinated individuals too, and many people have chosen to try going out based on the belief our food will be handled safely. Not wearing a mask during a pandemic is not handling anything safely.... If we don't want to be closing everything again, we have to continue being responsible until safe otherwise. Being rude to customers who are asking for 1h of your time to finally enjoy a dinner out ,when they have taken every single precaution to be careful otherwise , isTERRIBLE customer service, coming from someone with a hospitality management degree and experience supervising. Humanity has failed for over a year to show kindness to those who have been struggling the most with the pandemic and today was just the icing of the cake.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021 via mobile

Food was good, service was pretty good. The only thing that pissed me off was a unannounced mandatory 20% gratuity on a 2 person party. That was out of line

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner under heating on the curbside. The service was friendly and the Cesar Salad and lasagna was amazing.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

Found another excellent Italian spot close to our hotel. Great food and great service. One of the owners (a group of daughters of the founder) waited on us. Very friendly with stories.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2020 via mobile

Delicious dinner! We were a party of 7 for dinner on a fall Saturday evening - service was very welcoming and efficient. Had a table next to the window. Comfortable. Spaghetti and meatballs were delicious. A shrimp and pasta dish had the biggest shrimp ever....We were welcomed by the owner who was so grateful to be serving guests again indoors. Restrooms were very clean. Intimate neighborhood place. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Hi, I don't remember seeing any children in there, but I imagine that it shouldn't be problem! Food is lovely :) Thanks!
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Mama Mia 44 SW is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4