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“What A Find...the best Bagels!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mama's Bakery

Mama's Bakery
Ranked #12 of 71 Bakeries in Florence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
naples, fl
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412 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“What A Find...the best Bagels!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were stumbling around looking for another restaurant as we had a taste for American food on a cold rainy Sunday morning. This looked like an American franchise...well lit, staff wearing uniforms, etc. Greeted by the baker's wife...she's Italian and he's from San Francisco. Well it was just what we wanted....great bagels with lox, etc. I had an egg and bacon sandwich...everyone loved the food. We went back three times for breakfast while we were there. It's not too far from Santo Spirito and if you are in the Oltrarno area be sure to stop in....clientele are locals and college students.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larry K
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for Homesick Americans”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

It's hard to find good american breakfast in Florence, and as an american travelling abroad for an extended period this was a nice place to go. They have decent bagels and more american sandwiches, but I found the proprietor unwelcoming and intimidating, and my friends who went independently felt the same. The food is a nice change of pace though, if you're looking for a taste of home. Pricey though!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dorothy B
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Florence
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“American bakery in Florence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

a cozy location to taste a good american coffee and genuine food. i discovered it with an american friend and often i go to read and relax.unfortunately closed early on saturday and sunday is closed

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julie33Florence
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Italia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“expected more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food is good but I expected more variety. Cupcakes and brownies can be found elsewere in Florence! The sandwiches were well prepared and tasty, I liked the bagel bread.
The place is clean but it looked kind of "empty" and not very warming.
The staff makes its work but they seemed mostly shy.....a smile would have been appreciated. The only one who seemed to take care of clients was the owner.
This place could do more to be "distinctive".

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sil S
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Italy & USA
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Still Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Every time I visit Mama's it makes me happy. The service is great and the treats are delicious. A little bit of America on a back street in Florence.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BKBA
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