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“Good restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina Mamma Lucia

Cantina Mamma Lucia
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Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Description: Discover an authentic Italian restaurant in Hanover, Maryland. Cantina Mamma Lucia serves up delicious, traditional Italian food that your whole family will love. Founded in 1989 by Francesco, Dominick, and Anthony D'Antona, our family-run restaurant combines down-home Italian cooking with originality and creativity. Those same three brothers still own and operate the restaurant and catering service.
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

always visit this place when we come to this area. It has been remodeled to accomodate the amount of patrons!

Visited March 2013
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent choice for Italian and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The restaurant provides very tasty food, large portions, quick service, and very reasonable prices. I have eaten here many times and never had a meal that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Wine is also very reasonably priced---not wine cellar quality, but very good for the price.

It's hard to rate service, because it's a restaurant where you order at the cash register and pick up your meal when your number is called. So it's unfair to compare this kind of service with a traditional restaurant where the wait staff comes to your table to take your order and brings the food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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202 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Fast food ordering with restaurant meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

They have an impressive menu with a wide variety - it's a little over priced in my opinion. I don't like the order at the counter feel, but it does save money. I had the gorgonzola chicken with a side salad and wine and it was $20? I guess we are used to if you pay more than $10 for a meal, give us a salad! They have a nice looking room available there and the cannoli was great. If you live in the area, Mondays are cheap pizza pick up option with a side door and special parking.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Severn
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fresh New Dining Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We have always enjoyed great food here in a simple atmosphere of no frills. They've remodeled and taken away any sense of cafeteria that may have existed before. Traffic flow is optimized with improved and expanded seating to complement the consistently great food. Kudos to the Cantina!

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Pelham, Tennessee
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good casual food with a dash of refinery.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We went to Mamma Lucia after landing at BWI. It is less than 10 min from the airport. It occupies a large end of a shopping center. It has plenty of seating with tables and booths of various sizes. You walk up to the ordering counter. They have daily specials and a paper menu available. It is also listed on the wall. I believe the menu mentioned they have a buffet during lunch Monday through Friday. We were there at supper time. My husband ordered the stromboli and I the chicken cheese sub. They were both delicious. The chicken sub was prepared just like a cheesesteak sub. The bread was fresh and soft. The chicken seasoned perfectly. A great mixture of flavors in every bite. The stromboli was prepared fresh. In fact they were making a huge batch of dough when we arrived. The dough was a little yeasty flavored which I like. The sauce that was served on the side was not very herby buy very tomato-y. Even though you ordered at the counter and they called your name when ready, the food was served on real plates with real silverware. The pizza that others were eating looked very tasty.
The ambience was pleasant. There was Italian music playing one of which was Andrea Bocelli, which in my opinion is always good.
Not much in service because you pretty much serve yourself but everyone we saw was pleasant and friendly. We will definitely be eating here again on our next trip to Baltimore.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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