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Mama Riso's Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 163 Restaurants in Lake George
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Ithaca, New York
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Tried this place based on the reviews it received. Loved sitting on the patio and enjoying the fresh air, and the waitress was lovely, but the food - meh. I was incredibly disappointed, especially considering the prices. There was absolutely nothing we had that made us want to go back there. Lots of Italian restaurants in the area... plan to go elsewhere next time.

Visited May 2013
Thank Steph W
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good for backup plans”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Was intending on going to the Log Jam on a busy Holiday weekend, when told of an hour wait, my backup plan was Mama Riso's. No wait, good food, good service. No complaints, just an average Italian place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank club212rookie
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Selkirk, New York
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2012

There were 6 of us who dined there in November and not one meal was bad. We had the antipasto, garlic bread, tortellini soup and 6 different entrees and all were delicious. We had a great waitress by the name of Dorothy and the staff couldn't have been nicer. I would definitely go back!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ilovehats
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Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Tradition Italian”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Average food in a boring, worn setting, with just so-so service and an inflated price. We ate here do to the fact that almost everything else was closed for the season (even McDonalds was closed down) and we didn't want to drive to another town. Not a good choice...we were very disappointed. We both ordered Chicken Parm. It came with a salad, a side of either spaghetti or ziti maranara (which was cold) and italian bread. My husband had a coke and I had a glass of house chianti, no dessert and it came to $86.00 with tipWe thought that was a lot for a family reastaurant with very basic Italian food. I do not recommend this restaurant, it is past its prime.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Kathleen P
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Salvatore I, Owner at Mama Riso's Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Kathleen!

I was very sorry to hear about you recent experience at Mama Riso's. I was even more surprised to hear how high your bill was. I can't recall your party and I wish you had bring that to our attention, I can only hope it wasn't a terrible mistake on our behalf. Two Chicken Parmigiana dinners (each $17.50 including pasta, salad and warm Italian bread), with a soda ($2.50) and a glass of Chianti ($6.00) should come up to $46.54 tax included. Please contact us and see if we can fix anything for you.
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Mount Kisco, NY
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Italian meal”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I visited here about 4 years ago and loved the meal. I was not disappointed. Had the fisherman's platter and it was fabulous. Came with minestrone soup that was a bit thin on flavor. My husband and daughter both loved their meals - chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi. No room for dessert.

Visited November 2012
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