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“Yummy”
Review of Mamma Rosa

Mamma Rosa
Ranked #487 of 2,344 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: European, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We dined at Mamma Rosa recently and what a pleasure. The evening was balmy and to sit outside away from the fumes and noise of constant traffic was delightful. The wait staff were magic, so polite and helpful and the food was pretty perfect. It is byo however there is a very well stocked liquor store next door. Just a wonderful dining experience actually.

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Thank WhangareiSioux
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Did a road trip round the whole of north island and our whole group agreed that this place's food is truly unbeatable compared to all the other places we ate. The food, & service was excellent! And i have never met such a warm friendly chef & host in the whole of north island. Amazing!!

Everything we ordered came out superb! And you will not regret it if you order his steak!! Oh my! Oh my! What a piece of heaven that was!! It was cooked perfectly, and the beef was melt in the mouth!! I strongly recommend!!!

Lastly, his mom's homemade tiramisu is really creamy & good, I'm not just saying it, its really true..just order it!! No need to ask questions...just EAT!!

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Thank jo1618
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

What a pleasant surprise to find this little restaurant in the back streets of Kohimarama. Looks a very small establishment from the front, but plenty of seating inside. We spent quite a while checking out restaurants in the surrounding area & the aromas coming from this restaurant lured us in. Yes, it's expensive, but it is situated in the hip pocket of Auckland & can therefore charge accordingly. Their food is fantastic, everything we ate was superb. Best calamari we have EVER eaten & we have gorged Italian food for years & years. Great service, warm Summer's evening, beautiful food & wine. Life is grand! I suggest making a booking, although we were 'walk-in's'. Appeared to be a hive of activity for locals. We even grabbed a gift voucher for friends to dine there at a later date.

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Thank AustraliaSummer
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

It's busy, it's foods is decent standard Italian fare but it's massively overpriced. Simply too expensive for what's on offer. Bistro food at Michelin prices.

Thank bgboyle
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We recently visited this restaurant to celebrate my sisters birthday. It was an old favourite of hers. Cant say we will be going back again.

On the up the food was nice but so were the prices. $ 16 - $18 just for an entree.
They seemed to welcome kids but then had no kids menus so had to pay the full price for their meals.
The staff were lovely and friendly but the corkage was not. It was shown as $ 3 per person or $ 5 per person for tables over 10. Obviously you are not aware of this until you sit down and read the menu. As we were a table of 12 but 4 were kids aged 3 to 9 we expected corkage at $ 3 each for 8 adults. No! We were charged (even after we queried) $ 5 for each of the 8 adults. Very disappointing given we had all ordered starters and mains as and breads as well as full price for kids meals. The corkage of $ 40 was excessive.

Overall disappointed as although the food was good and the waitresses nice the costs just couldnt be justifed. Oh and no eftpos. Cash or visa only in these modern times?

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