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“Mama puts on a show and the kitchen does the rest”
Review of Mama's House

Mama's House
Ranked #53 of 189 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Greek, Mediterranean, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We loved our dinner at Mama's. We were there on a friday night so it was somewhat crowded. Mama was managing the seating on her outdoor terrace. She does it loud voiced and with some theatre. We noticed not everyone enjoying that part. A group of 5 left because smaller parties came first because this group couldn't be fitted in immediatly in the spaces opening up. I think we had to wait for some 10 minutes. Everything we ordered was tasty and of good (read large) portions. Great desserts. We saw them arriving at tables nearby and couldn't resit even when we allready had a hefty main course.The waiters are in good shape as they have to cover a lot of meters from the kitchen and back. Authentic atmosphere, good food and personal personnel.

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Thank Mark_Daemen
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Went to Mama's following recommendations from a friend and based on the reviews here in TA.

Had to say this is probably the most disappointing meal we had in Santorini.

We ordered a rabbit dish and the mama's spaghetti. Both dishes tasted ok but nothing special. The spaghetti is basically a tomato based sauce with eggplant and peppers which is pretty common and is abit too sour for our liking.

However I had a mild tummy ache after meal which left me with a bloated stomach and an irritated bowel during the day.

To make matter worse, as you have seen in the reviews in TA, mama apparently makes her round to all her guests to have a friendly chat with everyone. While we are at the restaurant, there were probably 3 or 4 tables including us there and we are the only asian guests there during that time.

Mama, as usual did her round and visited all the tables having casual chats with everyone. Everyone, except us! I think she had a look at the 2 of us after chatting with the table of Aussies next to us and just walked off. While we are not desperate to have a chat with her, this made us felt rather odd.

Overall, a pretty poor experience. The waiter serving us was nice and polite but Mama's action sort of put us off a little and combined with the bad tummy, Mama's House won't be a place we will be recommending to anyone especially since there are so many other great restaurants with much better food and service elsewhere.

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1  Thank win4ever
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place was highly recommended by our concierge but we were ultimately very disappointed with the service and quality of the food.

We did, however, eat earlier than average and the restaurant was nearly empty. However, the service was slow and unfriendly.

Food was bland and forgettable. I would not go back.

1  Thank MarikaSevi
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Mama's House initiated our taste buds to the Santorini island cooking. The place has that cozy feeling... very much like a mother welcoming her children back after a short vacation from somewhere. The food is homey and hefty... very much like how mothers would prepare food for their children. The service is personal and prompt. Mama even went out of her way to call our hotel and inquire about the pick up point for the hotel guests. This is very much like how a mother would take care of her children. The place... The food... The service... Mama's house is a home away from home.

1  Thank Walter L
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Busy restaurant, centrally located, atmospheric outdoor setting. rabbit stifado was delicious; lots of cinnamon flavour and quite a hearty plate of food. Fava bean dip impressed my wife a great deal. Very reasonable price for lots of good food.

Thank BermudaDuffers
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