We were looking for a local restaurant to have a nice dinner in, and Mama Nina's was recommended by a shop owner (unsolicited recommendation) who said that was where he was ordering his dinner from. When we asked our hotel front desk for a suggestion, this was at the top of their personal list of good restaurants - so off we went! What a delightful evening we had at this cozy, popular place. We walked from our hotel, but could spot our destination a block away because of a small crowd on the sidewalk. The restaurant was filled with tables and diners, and there is no room inside to wait, so you wait outside where there were tables and heaters for the crowd (it was a cool evening, but comfy by the heaters). There also was complimentary wine and appetizers brought out hot from the kitchen to keep those waiting happy - and it worked well for us. It was fun watching the comings and goings of the maitre d', the chatter about who was really next on the list, the mingling of the local 30-somethings, and our peers (parents of local college students in town for parent's weekend). When we finally got our turn to enter the restaurant (@ 45 minute wait - but again, a very entertaining wait), we were escorted to a small table where a plate of warm garlic and oil drenched rolls graced the center. We hesitated to munch on bread since we had already had calamari and pizza on the sidewalk, but it was too hard to resist and quite delicious. We chose a crab stuffed ravioli dish to share, and it was amazing. Scallops and shrimp were heavy in the creamy, herbed sauce and the pasta was perfectly cooked. We also enjoyed our salads prior to the entree. All in all, we not only enjoyed the delicious food at Mama Nina's, but the whole experience was really delightful the evening we were there. We will definitely head back to this popular restaurant the next time we are in Bethlehem.