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“Good food, friendly atmosphere”
Review of Mama D's Italian

Mama D's Italian
Ranked #16 of 191 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Oliver, Canada
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424 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Ate here while spending some time in Manhattan Beach. The service was great, the food very good and the atmosphere nice (if somewhat noisey). The prices were good. The wine was inexpensive. What more needs to be said.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Ed S
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Arlington
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Deliciaous & Family Friendly”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Our family with our 2 young grandsons were staying in Manhatten Beach on a Friday night. We needed a restaurant that could easly seat a large group, without a wait, had kid friendly, good food. Mama D's fit the bill beautifully. The wait staff, particularly Oscar, was helpful & very accomodating. We were seated immediately, with high chairs, boster seats, crayons & coloring place mats & before we even had time to read the menu, awesome hot, crusty garlic bread was brought to our table by Oscar our server.
Shortly after we placed our orders, our 4 year old grandson said he was starving & right on cue, Oscar arrived with his pasta. We told Oscar that we were very grateful & he told us that he likes to get the kids dishes out ASAP, knowing that they do not have the patience to wait. As our grandsons inhaled their pasta, ours were delivered & it was one of the best pasta dishes I have had. This is comming from a born & raised New Yorker. Of course, we were still eating, when the boys finished, but Oscar was there with a big plate of warm chocolate chip cookies, that got their attention & was a major hit. As we grownups were finishing up our wine, the cookies were all devoured by our grandsons & they were getting restless again, Again, here comes Oscar to the rescue with a treasure chest box full of prizes. As the kids sifted through the treasure chest looking for the perfect prize, we adults leisurely finish up our wine. Thank you Oscar & Mama D's.
Not only was Mama D's kid friendly, with Oscar going the extra mile to keep the kids happy, so we could have a nice dinner, but the food was fabulous as well. Again, thank you MamaD's & Oscar, for such a great restaurant experience. We will always stop there for dinner, when we are in Manhatten Beach.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Judy T
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Dyer, Indiana
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Shop while you wait”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Food was very good. Restaurant is very small, so Go early on weekends, wait can be very long. Although, you can shop while you wait. They supply their very tasty garlic, butter bread and water while you wait. I would definitely go back if I'm ever back in that area again.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank raynor5fam
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Reading, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very tasty”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Out of all the places to eat in Manhattan Beach this was good down to earth food at a very reasonable price.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Lucy F
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Manhattan Beach, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“homey”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

the food is good and so is the service, but it's often very crowded. Shows that it's good and popular, but it's really noisy inside. good food though

Visited October 2012
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Thank Danielle M
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