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Malara's Italian Restaurant

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2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
(402) 346-8001
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very tasty

My daughter suggested that we go here for a casual lunch. Not being an Italian fan I was hesitant but was outvoted. It is a little out of the way cafe with parking being the only problem I saw as far as convenience. The menu was quite adequate, but the waitress was very difficult to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
x000n46n
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Winterset, Iowa
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Winterset, Iowa
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter suggested that we go here for a casual lunch. Not being an Italian fan I was hesitant but was outvoted. It is a little out of the way cafe with parking being the only problem I saw as far as convenience. The menu was quite adequate, but the waitress was very difficult to understand. She didn't write anything... More 

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Thank x000n46n
Omaha
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Malara's has good homemade pasta and their sauce is really good as well. It is family owned and I like that. It's tucked away in the neighborhood and you would never know it was there if you didn't look for it. The portions are good sized and smaller, half size portions are available. My wife loves the lasagna, I always... More 

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Thank OmahaFamily
Papillion, Nebraska
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I had the spinach linguini with red meat sauce. It was amazing! The decor is old school Italian. The service was good considering they had another party in the next room. Parking is a little limited.

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Thank DaveTeer
Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have heard people talk about this restaurant for years. We finally went there last week with a group of friends. The restaurant is situated in an older, sketchy area. Some of our friends parked in the street nearer the front door; we chose to park behind the building in their parking lot. Be careful wherever you choose to park.... More 

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Thank Lisa P
omaha, ne
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The portions are large, the service friendly and the prices are cheap. Home-cooked recipes that have remained unchanged. Perhaps a little bland for my taste, but would certainly be an inexpensive Italian restaurant for the people that prefer a little milder cuisine. Personally, I find the tomato sauce too thick, but that again is personal preference.

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Thank TheOriginalBeerWolf
Omaha, Nebraska
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is a fun place with old fashioned and slightly garish Italian décor. The menu is quite standard but you will not be disappointed. At my first mouthful of spaghetti I was a little taken aback at its unusual texture and flavor. But by my second bite I was a big fan. Apparently the pasta is made in house and... More 

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Thank NebrWanderer
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

At first the neighborhood may seem sketchy but it is a working class, older area. The marinara sauce, fried ravioli, Orsi's hot rolls, and salad always seals the deal.

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Thank John H
Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Great service and even better menu selection of authentic Italian food. The location of this gem is on the corner of a residential area and the inside presents a feeling of setting at your own dining room for a home cooked meal. The prices are more than fare and the taste of the food did not disappoint. I have a... More 

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Thank Unionfirst
Omaha, Nebraska
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good food with friendly well trained staff. Good local place that cares about your experience. Try the lasagna, you will not be disappointed. I buy whole order to take some home.

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Thank husker757
Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We guided ourselves of some local reviews as Best of Omaha, but sadly you don't need "denti" to eat the over cooked pasta and the lettuce in the salad was wilted. Well, our fault for going to an Italian restaurant in a steak state.

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Thank Ximena S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: (402) 346-8001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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