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“Reliable Italian”

Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 104 Restaurants in Mount Maunganui
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Inspired by family recipes with simple ingredients and full of flavour, Mamma Mia is all about love for food. It is about sharing good moments with your favourite people at the heart of the Mount.
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Reliable Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Good service and atmosphere. The food was delicious. I ordered the veal scallopine and was surprised to find the meat was cut into quite small pieces, but there was a lot of it and it was great to see lots of roasted veges on the dish also.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Deborah D
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English first
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We dined here last night and were very impressed, the food was delicious and the service was great. Can't fault this place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Nicoleru8610
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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not going back!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

A real shame, we went as a table of 10 for my birthday last night. A list of problems, started badly as the men in our group who were not drinking wine, were made to wait for at least 15 minutes for their first beer. One of the waitresses was slow, the other trying to do everything the slow one couldn't/wouldn't. The owner was not present and there was no actual bar staff so the girls had to do the drinks, hence the long wait. Our meals arrived, actually one didn't and had to be chased up and when it did arrive it was rare!! When you pay $37.00 for a steak you expect it to be cooked perfectly, I asked for medium rare, it was medium to well done. I told the waitress that I was not happy and although she offered me a replacement I told her I did not have time to wait, we had babysitters to get back to and it had already taken long enough. Our group was made up of Mt Maunganui locals who dine out frequently but none of us will be going back to this place, sorry!! The owner needs to be present on a busy Saturday night, take a night off during the week when its quiet.

  • Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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278 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Mamma Mia ristorante Italiano ticks all the boxes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

It’s all about exceeding EXPECTATIONS!
To have a 5 star rating restaurant you must deliver in four areas. Food – Number 1 in any restaurant; Service – the front of the house is critical and only second to what happens in the kitchen; Décor – a pleasant, attractive, relaxing environment is a major factor in diner enjoyment; and lastly what most clients are looking for today – Value for money!
The food is exceptional with great Italian flavours, at active presentation and super yummy. Add to this an extensive wine list of NZ, Italian and surprisingly, Brazilian wines. Even the house Red was a wonderful Italian merlot.

The service was friendly, welcoming and above all super efficient with excellent skills – well done. The décor is fresh, relaxing and very Italian. As for value for money Mamma Mia delivers exceptional high quality food at the right price.

Congratulations – you have earned your 5!

  • Visited October 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best lasagna ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

The food was excelent! I had a lasagna and my husband a pizza. Best one in NZ so far. The wine was good as well. Staff very friendly. Highly reccommended.

Visited September 2012
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