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“Best Italian Food”
Review of Mama's Cafe Baci

Mama's Cafe Baci
Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Hackettstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Specializing in gourmet pizza, pasta, chicken, and seafood selections, also offering full Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan menus, gourmet desserts & coffees. Enjoy wine, beer and cocktails, we're open late with live entertainment and outdoor garden dining. We are known for our exceptional catering too. Come celebrate your life's events here at Mama's or at Bello Giorno Estate, or at your home, office or location of your choice. Be a guest at your own party.
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We have dined here several times when we come to visit our son and his family. Great family restaurant with wonderful service and even better food. Bring your own wine because they don't have a liquor license. Prices are reasonable but they are always busy so plan ahead.

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Thank Tom B
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

My family and I have been going here for about a year now and we love it. The food is amazing as well as the staff is friendly and helpful. Some of the food could be worked on, but overall a great place to dine. Just keep in mind that if you want to dine here make sure you did not eat for a while because the food is so addicting that you just have to finish the enormous dish sizes.

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Thank Jake K
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I grew up eating Mama's Pizza and they have one of the best pizzas around anywhere......I can't wait to get to take another trip to Jersey sometime in the near future, Will definitely eat there again...

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Thank rogerhenderson2009
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a good place to go for more traditional style Italian food as apposed to a pizza and pasta or a chain. You get a better "Italian feel" when you are there as apposed to most pizza joints.

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Thank NJMaverick25
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This place started as standard NJ pizzeria in the 60's but has been expanded several times. The owners are always on premises, they are 2 brothers, Tommy runs the front of house greeting guests warmly, and his brother runs the open kitchen. The food is above average NJ Italian/pizza, but the portions here are enormous. My best advice is to stick with the standards like veal parmigiana, pizza and fried calamari. They are very good! You may be disappointed with the more ambitious dishes if you are a foodie. Zeppole are also great for dessert. For those who have celiac issues they also have an extensive gluten free menu.
On weekends they have folk singers in the Cafe Baci portion of the restaurant (a bit more upscale, ask for reservations). They also have outside seating for nice weather (Ask to be seated in the rear garden).
Only negative: Do not have coffee here. It is always weak and watery from cappuccino to espresso to Americano. We have tried them all in our numerous visits here. I am unsure why this is as they have a very expensive espresso machine. Perhaps the owners just prefer weak coffee?

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Thank RobRx
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