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“Amazing food great atmosphere!”
Review of Mama's House

Mama's House
Ranked #34 of 184 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Greek, Mediterranean, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food great atmosphere!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Came across this place on our second night. Gorgeous food, great service and lovely
Atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place, great prices”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Just returned from 2 weeks in Santorini, and have to admit ate here 3 times. Despite the competition it was reasonably priced, service was excellent, and a high standard of food was served. We found in Fira and Oia is really pays to walk away from the sunset places as although the food is good quality, didn't have a bad meal in two weeks, the prices over looking the Caldera were a bit silly in some places.

Ok to do it once but better value for money can be found. That is why we liked it here so much, it's hidden away by the bus station and after 8 it's hard to get a seat so we guess other people agree with us. Also they managed really well when the electric was hit and miss

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lynn R
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Missing a smile!”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

As Mamas House was recommended by trip advisor, we decided to eat here on our first night in Santorini.

The food was very good, however our overall experience was tainted by the miserable and abrupt nature of some of the staff, in particular Mama herself. A simple smile would have gone a long way. Instead we were greeted with an abrupt "you will have to wait!" Which we were more than happy to do however we did not expect to be told in such a way.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ParaExplorar
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Ghent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Mama puts on a show and the kitchen does the rest”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mark_Daemen
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Auckland, New Zealand
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Had a bad stomach after my meal...”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
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