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“Average, but cheap”

Mamma Roma Restaurant
Ranked #213 of 2,640 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Reviewed September 7, 2013

In a fairly central position just down from the theatre. Next door to the Indian restaurant Kushies. Thought we'd give the Italian a go. Its just average, staff were OK, the atmosphere is OK (a little cheesy on the decor side). THe food is definitely average. If you want a GOOD Italian, go somewhere else. This just covers the fundamentals. Just cant understand with Italian, its just not that hard to get it right We had minestrone and a small pasta for entre. Minestrone small and not much soup (ie large on the veg), pasta lacking taste and ingredients not cooked properly. We both had pizza - again average. 12" though so fairly filling, and you can make your own fillings. No wheelchair access. The one thing it does have in its favour - it was relatively cheap. 2 entres and 2 pizzas with cokes - GBP$33. Nice looking place - people will be drawn to it - so why not get yourself some better kitchen staff, and charge a little more.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Arrived at 9.45 pm on a Friday night and got a warm welcome from the very attentive staff. Food was served fast and very nice. Pizzas well covered and nice light crispy base. Would eat from here again.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Visited after working late, place was quite quiet, very good shared starter of Pizza bread with Rocket, Parmisan and Balsamic. Pasta courses were very disappointing, I ordered the seafood Linguine, which was described having Monkfish, King Prawns & Mussels. Arrived with small pieces of what seemed to be white fish - no prawns and no Mussels! Complained, waiter seemed to think my complaint was that there was too much pasta and not enough seafood! Quite bizarre, replacement dish arrived with 5 or 6 prawns and still no Mussels. Decided to eat up and get out. Won't be back. Should stick to Bar Napoli.

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8  Thank Richard E
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

My friend's and I were looking for a quick bite to eat in between shows at the Edinburgh fringe and this was the perfect place. We were served very quickly by attentive staff and everyone was pleased with their selection from a variety of pasta, pizza and starter dishes. Particularly good is the salmon and cream tagliattle! The decor is enjoyably kitsch and our overall experience was great! The prices were pretty reasonable too.

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Thank Stephanie_Zak
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Spontaneous family decision to go to an Itallian restaurant. Found Mamma Roma and got just what the doctor orderd. Lovely hearty good value Itallian meal. Highly recommended!

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Thank Nina M
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