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“Sweet Baby J, this is amazing food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina Mamma Lucia

Cantina Mamma Lucia
Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Champlin, Minnesota
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Sweet Baby J, this is amazing food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I'd have to say that this was the best meal I've had in months. I mean, WOW. The salmon was earth shattering. The pasta sauce was insane. Pizza was great. Everyone at our table was impressed. Damn, I wish I live nearby.

The set up was weird- you order when you walk in and then they call your number and you go get your order at the counter. No table service which seemed off considering the offerings. They had veal, all kinds of gourmet daily specials like seared rainbow trout. They could smack $10 on to each entree and open up a nice upscale place with this caliber of food and they'd make a KILLING. At the very least they should offer table service, let the staff get some tips. They don't even have an option on the charge slip to tip the staff with your card. They had a loud speaker that blared over the table every time somebody's order was up. "Order 215! Your pizza is ready!" It was annoying and hard to talk over. But hey, they've been doing this thing for 25 years and I have to give it to them, the food was so good, I guess they know what they're doing.

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Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review, October 31, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Please visit us again soon.
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bethesda, md.
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595 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food... highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a great spot for Italian dishes. Pastas, pizzas, salads are all done well here. Give it a try...you wont be disappointed.

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Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
Thanks for the review and the five out of five. We hope to see you again soon. Frank
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Pearland, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Close to Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It is nothing to look at, but they have excellent Italian food. We had pizzas and calzone and both were very tasty.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Curtis J
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Catonsville, Maryland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice meal and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Meal (penne with zucchini) was very nice. Generous portions in food and drink. Service was stellar - very attentive and quick to help when we had to box up the leftovers

Visited May 2014
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Little Italy ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to check out this place. To find that the food was excellent. The food was fresh and had authentic taste to what you would order in Italy. This will be on the list to return too.

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Frank D, Owner at Cantina Mamma Lucia, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
Thanks for the perfect score and for helping us stay number one. Frank
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