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“Magnifico!”
Review of Mamma Mia Ristorante - CLOSED

Mamma Mia Ristorante
Price range: $18 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Seeing on trip advisor that this was the No1 restaurant in gran canaria we thought to try it. Waiter was very helpful, always smiling and attentive. Silver service with champagne spritzer on the house as a welcoming drink. Its from casual to a more formal dining experience.
Food was second to none. Real italian dishes with bursting flavours. Had a steak wrapped in lard and it was melting in mouth. For some people it might sound strange but they dont ask how you want your steak cooked. It simply comes as well-done. So i would recommend if you want it rare you should ask for it.
The only issue if i could find one is that the service is a bit slow. It took about an hour for the main course and about two and a half hours for the whole experience and as we read on trip advisor is probably because the kitchen is small which cannot capacitate a lot of tables within a short period of time. Book in advance and try to get there early to avoid dissapointment.
Nevertheless i would recommend to try it at least once if you are in Playa Del Ingles.

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Thank YannisT80
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Hands down the best Italian food in Playa del Ingles. It serves the real Italian dishes. A welcome change between all the Pizza joints. The service you get is also refreshingly different from all the other places. You can eat several dishes outside of the menu and the staff is more than happy to explain to you how the food is prepared. They even made a small portion of spagetti for our 2 year old son for free! The place isn't that big so if want a table chances are you have to wait for your table, especially when you are with four or more. (probably best to make a reservation then)

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Thank arnoutarnout
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Arriving with high expectations. Nice to have a little drink on the house. The pasta was very good but the steak was over done even if the dish was nicely presented. The waiter did not respond properly to my feedback but with a lot of explanations about the meat. Haven't eaten a steak like that in 30 years, simply destroyed. When paying my credit card didn't work and I had to find a ATM for cash. I hope that wasn't a revenge for my feedback!?

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6  Thank lillebror2
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is an excellent little restaurant - dont be deceived by the simple appearance and plastic place mats. The attention to detail, friendly, professional service and quality of food are first rate.
Its certainly not fast food though - its a place to relax with friends and enjoy each carefully presented course as it arrives (and indeed the occasional tapa that might arrive if the kitchen is particularly busy!)
We discovered it based on its TA review and went back again the following night. ...Will definitely be back!

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Thank Mark P
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I have been to this restaurant several times in the last 18 months or so and I have been consistently amazed at the quality of the food produced, both in terms of flavour and presentation. With a kitchen that is less than half the size of my own domestic kitchen, they consistently produce dishes that delight and amaze.

With dinner for 2 (3 courses each and a fairly good bottle of wine) costing in the region of €75, I really cannot fault this restaurant and hope it will still be there when I return to Playa del Ingles in February 2013 and again in May 2013.

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Thank dpmacca74
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