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“Fabulous - never been anywhere better!”

Mamma Rosa Italian Ristorante
Ranked #6 of 208 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mamma Rosa is a quaint restaurant set in a Victorian house. The ambience is warm, cosy and intimate. The restaurant is set on 2 floors, the first floor has more space allowing parties to be catered for. Toilets are also located on the first floor. Wheelchairs have access to the ground floor restaurant.
Hastings
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous - never been anywhere better!”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We went to Mamma Rosa's because our B&B didn't do evening meals and it was close enough to walk to from the Promenade. We were pleasently surprised from the moment we walked in. Mamma Rosa is set in a house and as such has an intimate, cosy feel. It doesn't have lots of flashy signs outside, but head along Mostyn Ave past the Chinese and Indian and its just on the left.
Expect to be welcomed warmly but busily as it was almost always being waited by a single waiter; who seats, greets, serves and clears with eternal cheer and kindness. We liked the small downstairs seating area - only 12 tables and the fact that everything is cooked freshly to order.
This is advised in the menu and as such, patrons are requested to be patient in busy times, but we never waited long at all and was another great feature!

Several nights we had the steak and this was impecably cooked; tender and tasty. We had no problem requestin to swap veg for salad or one portion to share between two etc. The steak diane had a wonderful & plentiful rich sauce. Other dishes we tried were starters: Melon & Parma Ham and Prawn Cocktail, mains: lasagne, desserts: tiramisu and ice cream. Prices could be as little as £25 for two people having 2 courses and a drink or as much as £55 (the same) but with different food. Portion sizes are very good indeed so for something like the lasagne, don't be afraid to ask for the smaller size!

The service, considering it was often only one person serving was impecable and to a very high standard. The waiter (who I believe also runs it - its a real shame we didn't get his name) always has time to greet you and have a little chat, often checks that all is well and by our second visit, had or drinks ready as soon as we walked in and knew how we took our meat etc!

Friday nights can (obviously) be a lot busier and as such some of the lovely atmosphere can be lost in the loud voices of many guests and large groups. Also some young girls were helping to serve and were not as good or as well-presented as our favourite Italian waiter! Another tip is to call them to make sure there is room for you, especialy if there are 3 or more of you - as space can be limited, but people do wait outside sometimes!

Overall, we expected a commercial chain with mass-produced food and got instead a personal service with excellent food. I 100% recommend the steak (inc steak diane) and the tiramisu!! We found it so welcoming and wonderful and were touched to get hand shakes and goodbye kisses on our last night in Wales. The food is top-rate and nothing is to much for them - all the staff (inc the chef) were very helpful. We felt like we were in a home away from home and definately encourage you to try it yourself!
If you're staying on or near the seafront, why bother driving into town for fast-food when Mamma Rosa is right there?
Great value for money all-round.

Visited April 2012
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Shifnal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Landlady at the Carmen recommended Mamma Rosa and even booked the reservation for us .Excellent food - excellent service .

Visited April 2012
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“Good food with friendly staff!”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

We were in Wales for the weekend for a friends wedding and needed somewhere to eat on the Friday night. We looked on trip advisor and found Mamma Rossa which we decided to try. We turned up about 7pm without booking and they said they could squeeze us in, even though the place was empty. It did however soon fill up! The waiter was very friendly and attentive. There were 4 of us dining and we ordered a starter each, 2 garlic breads to share, 2 steak dishes, a pasta dish and a pizza. We also had 2 desserts between us and a bottle of wine and a few soft drinks. The total price was £115 which isn't bad for what we had! The food was good, the steaks were more medium than medium rare as ordered but still tasty. The veg was also good, not soggy like a lot of veg can be! Althought there was nothing wrong with our food as such it didn't blow me away, hence the 4 stars rather than 5. One of the waitresses was also a little quiet and unfriendly.

Overall the food and service were good and if we were ever in the area again and fancied an Italian we would definitely return.

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“Great restaurant”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I loved the spaghetti napoli and the garlic bread . Can't remember whether i tried the pizza

Visited April 2012
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“Bellisimo.”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Decided to eat here following a friends recommendation and i wasn't disappointed.We arrived half an hour early but were seated quickly by a very helpful and polite waitress.Service was prompt and attentive and the owners Italian enthusiasm was infectious.The food was delicious and presented well and the atmosphere was fantastic.I'm glad we found this hidden gem and will definitely be visiting again next time we are in Llandudno.

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