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“authentic food, speedy service”
Review of Mamma Lucia

Mamma Lucia
Ranked #27 of 369 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed June 7, 2012

very authentic italian food, only the portion sizes are american... :)

delivery, take-out no problem at all. the quality is just the same as if u dine in.

prices are a bit high, but this is bethesda and i rather pay a bit more for a pizza, as long as it tastes great and like a real italian pizza, instead of the "cardboard" u get at plenty other places.

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

We were visiting from out of town and meeting friends at the nearby park. With two toddlers and two preschoolers, pasta places are always a good bet. And, for the kids, this place was fine.

Little kids don't mind poorly cooked pasta, thin and flavorless sauce, and bland cheese. Little kids are happy to chow down on touch pieces of toast, painted in bright orange oil. Little a kids already know to avoid the cheap olive oil and raw garlic provided for dipping. And little kids are happy to chow down on plain, overcooked broccoli.

If I were rating this place based on food for the price I'd have to give it one star. Sure, no one got sick, but for these prices I'd expect them to know how to prepare pasta and cook a basic ragu. But we got to sit outside and it's hard to be unhappy with 70 degrees on a March evening. Plus the service really was good - they got food in front of the kids within 10 minutes of sitting down and they responded promptly to every other request.

Also, I stole a few bites of a 2 year old's pizza and that was really good. If we come back, that's what I'd get.

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Reviewed August 27, 2011

My family has been eating at all of their locations for years. The pizza is awesome and the portions of pasta that they serve you are insane. We always leave with a big bag of food to take home. The servers are fast and efficient. Good stuff!!

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Reviewed June 12, 2011

The food is pricey and the servers are not completely trained. It's basically a neighborhood pizza joint. Stick with the pizza and go elsewhere if you want real Italian.

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Thank AtlFolks
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

Dreadful, but i must say that the place was inexplicably full.

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