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Mama Nina's

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546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5858
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great Italian food, but be warned you are likely to be sharing your thoughts with the table 2 inches away from you. Festive atmosphere, so unless you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner for two, it should be ok!

2 Thank DrEspo
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

Mama Nina's is an excellent Italian restaurant, and the food has never disappointed! The garlic knots are delicious, as well as the marinara sauce on everything! The problem lies in the fact that the food is so good, the wait time is very long, and once you get in, you are packed in like sardines! I could smell the garlic... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for some good Italian food with portions you won't be able to finish, this is the place for you. My negative about this place is the size. It's small, they cram you in like sardines and stand there and watch and wait for you to finish songheybcan cram more people in. My suggestion, wait till it's... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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232 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate lunch here and the waitress suggested eggplant parmigiana, The portion was huge so I am lucky enough to have the piece I could not finish for dinner tomorrow. The sauce is so good! A lovely feature is the plate of yummy garlic rolls! Really delicious! Enjoy!

2 Thank passionate-gardener
Bangor, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a meal at Mama Nina's in March of 2015, but we felt that even though there was no one in the restaurant each course was rushed. We enjoyed an appetizer, dinner and dessert with espresso. After receiving a diagnosis of terminal cancer, we decided to take my mother-in-law, who loves good Italian food to Mama... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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147 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I visited for lunch - the place was quite crowded and the tables are so close together that I could not get to my seat without going around an adjacent table and then squeezing in. And noisy. But once it cleared out, the noise level was ok. The waitress was very pleasant. Ordered a salad with grilled chicken which was... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015

Being new to town I wasn't sure about where to go for lunch. Followed a crowd to Nina's. Ordered an Antipasto Salad to go and had 1/2 for lunch, the rest for dinner. Easily two meals from this one salad. Delicious and filling. It's a popular place so next time I'll likely call ahead. Try it!

2 Thank Kris C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love going to Mama Nina's. Huge portions and savory, authentic flavors. Service is great. Byob is a nice plus!

2 Thank Latina7140
New Jersey
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great food for a reasonable price! All the food here is homemade and they are even willing to go off the menu and customize a dish for you. Although it can get busy on any night of the week, it is worth the wait. I haven't been disappointed with anything I've ordered here and my favorite is the Mozzarella bella... More 

3 Thank Jlg1128
Greenwich, Connecticut
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789 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We dined here on a busy Friday night on a recommendation of a friend who lives in Allentown. When we first arrived, the owner attempted to seat us downstairs in the basement dining area....but it was not for us. He then cheerfully seated us in the main room in a booth by the window. Seating was tight but comfortable. The... More 

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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
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5858
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem

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