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Cuisine: Family, Italian, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 25 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty

Inspired by family recipes with simple ingredients and the fullest flavours, Mamma's Restaurant is all about sharing quality food with the people you love.

Boasting a central location in the holiday paradise of Mount Maunganui, their sheltered terrace is the perfect place to while away a summer’s evening. Inside, rustic details such as strings of dried chillies and wooden chopping boards create an atmosphere that’s every bit as warm as the service.

Enjoy locally-sourced menus with an Italian focus. Think a wide selection of pastas including creamy chicken carbonara, filling meat dishes and delicious pizzas with gluten-free bases.

Can’t get enough of creme brulee or are you more of the tiramisu type? You’re in luck. Both are on offer alongside many more classic Italian sweet treats.

Mama’s Restaurant is the newer offering from the team behind Mama Mia, a much-loved local favourite that wasn’t big enough to keep up with demand. Book a table and see what all the fuss is about.

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Mamma's Restaurant
8 Maunganui Road
Tauranga 3116

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - late

Phone: 07 575 9033

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Ranked: #1 of 25 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 1
Mamma's Restaurant
Location: Mount Maunganui
Cuisine: Family, Italian, Pizza
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Tracy Martin

Best meal out in a long time. Service was friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Food, well it was the best ravioli I have ever eaten. Absolutely delish.
All of us loved what we ordered, and will def. be back for out next pizza craving. Awesome service and amazing food, thank you!!

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Glenda Weavers

Simply the best food we have tasted in a very long time. Excellent service too!! Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be dining at Mammas again

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Thankyou for the amazing night out. Great company, delicious food, outstanding service, pleasant and relaxing environment. Highly recommend Mamas.
Can’t wait to visit again!!

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Kylie Sheridan

Wow what an amazing place...the food and service was second to none. We had the chicken tenderloins, which was delicious, and the creme brulee which was the best I have ever tasted. Our waiting staff were very attentive.
I have already recommended Mamma's restaurant to family and friends, and we will definitely be back.

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We loved every item that we ordered from the menu. The Arancini, warm olives, polenta chips, and the selection os pasta dishes. We also tried a couple of wines from the compact wine list, both were nice. We have no hesitation in recommending this place for a fantastic meal.

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Rhonda Miles

A great find! An Italian restaurant that can confidently deal with dietary requirements (gluten free/dairy free). Enjoyed a vegan gluten free hawaiian pizza. Then the Ragu for mains. Both were really nice. Thank you for understanding dietary requirements and for making it easy to order and hence enjoy a meal out. Wish others could do it as well.

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Carly O'Flynn-Madden

Mamma's restaurant was literally the best place I have ever dined. The food was exquisite and the service was great. It was better than I could have imagined. For being the best food I have ever ordered, it was also very affordable! We were all blown away with our experience and I can't wait for my next opportunity to dine there.

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The food was amazing we loved everything we had . Service was great. 100 percent Recommended.

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Michele Cezar

Excellent experience, fantastic menu and delicious food. I’ll definitely come back.

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Melanie Wallace

LOVE THIS PLACE! Food is amazing, beautiful atmosphere and staff are so friendly. Best Italian restaurant in town!

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Mary-Jane du Toit

Our first time using first table and our first time eating at Mama’s. We’re extremely impressed with the first table concept and the food and service at Mama’s. Mama’s is a lovely clean well presented restaurant with great food and service. Will definitely be back.

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Rowan Locke

The food, service and look, feel and cleanliness of the restaurant were all excellent! Highly recommended!

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We took another couple with us to Mammas to enjoy a fabulous meal! The service is always efficient and friendly and the flavours of the authentic Italian food is of course the very best part!

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Another great meal at Mamma's. Delicious and piping hot always a pleasure to eat here.

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Raniera Johnson

great spot beautiful food and amazing staff great place to have my birthday dinner

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A pleasant dining experience.

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From the moment we arrived we were made so welcome , attention to every detail was 100% . We were treated as if we were the only diners in the restaurant. The service , was amazing ! The food was delicious with everyone loving there beautifully cooked and presented meal ,servings were very generous , Would highly recommend Mammas to all ! Wonderful.

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Great service and amazing food. The waitress was honest with her recommendations and what we wanted to have.

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We went to mummas for my birthday treat and where not disappointed. Lovely waitress that recommended certain food and wine when asked. We where a little late but it wasn’t a problem. Fantastic tasty food great ambiance

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Linda Giltrap

Great food and service. Very happy first tablets

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Really good pasta! Good desserts and good service. The Merlot wine was great!

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Francisco Conde Jr.

We dine last night, and we can say the food was so great. We had pasta and pizza and a very yummy desert. The ambiance was awesome, will be back for sure .
Also , This is our first time using the firsttable and its works wonder . Thanks and hope you have more resto in the list.

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Delicious meal thank you!

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Emily Lowe

Yummmmy!
What a delightful authentic Italian experience. The staff were lovely and attentive. The food was delicious! We got the blue cheese gnocchi and chicken carbonara, and both sauces were so creamy. We also shared a pizza, which was a great choice - there was no skimping on ingredients. We will definitely be back here,
thanks for having us Mamma's!

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Excellent food. Excellent service, lovely atmosphere.

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Three of us went to Mamma's and the First Table option really suited as we were due at a theatre show at 7.30.
The staff were very pleasant and gave very good service, the food was very tasty and we didn't need to wait too long. Thank you very much for a delightful meal.

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Beautiful food, bright, cheery staff on an dreadful windy night. Well done once again.

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A lovely hidden place to spend your evening with loved ones and share an Italian meal. The atmosphere is neutral, simple and clean. The service is top notch, quick and attentive. And the food is wonderful. Highly recommend the Mamma Mia pizza. The large pizza is a great size for a very filling dinner meal

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Top class service. Very friendly and helpful. Great Decor. And absolutely Fantastic Flavoursome food. A+++

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Shelley Jefferies

Hot tasty food, especially the GF pasta with scallops & prawns.

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Great food - recommend the chocolate lovers dessert! Friendly efficient service and nice atmosphere

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Beautiful meal, fantastic service. It is clear why this restaurant is rated #1.

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Had a wonderful meal at Mamma's after participating in the Mt Maunganui Half Marathon event. We both had pasta which was really good and the desserts were also great. Very nice restaurant and the staff were lovely.

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The food was top notch. 4 of us shared one of each starter. Followed by a very tasty and well presented pasta dish, with a side fresh salad and vege. We all had something different and every dish was perfect and as described on the menu. The staff were excellent. We will definitely be back.

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The friends we dined with enjoyed a steak which was not on the discounted menu and thoroughly enjoyed it! We had the Aracini Entree for the first time and ordered a second helping!

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Lisa Durrant

Fantastic meal! Our pastas and pizzas were delicious. Dessert was amazing as well. Steaks aren’t included with First Table but there is plenty of other options to choose from. We will definitely go back again! Loved it.

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We enjoyed our meal at Mamma's. It was a great location, right by the Mount. The restaurant was clean and modern, the food yummy and the service prompt and helpful.

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Joy Johnson

An excellent experience. My husband loved his beef and pork ragout pasta and my seafood pasta was delicious also. Promptly served, well looked after, we are happy. Joy

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Great little restaurant, nice Italian food and wine! We both had pasta which was great, with a yummy bruschetta to start. Service was good.

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Emily Lowe

AMAZING! Will definitely be back. We ordered entree, mains, and deserts - all being fantastic. Highly recommend. Great service and delicious food

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Love everything about Mammas, a real favourite with our whole family. Bellissimo!

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Mikaere October

Service was quick and friendly. The waitress was prompt at asking if you wanted to order anything, however, still gave you the space you needed. The food was well presented and taste great. Will be back again.

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Kylie Gordon-Watkins

We stepped straight into a wonderful, warm and friendly Italian atmosphere.
The music, the aroma and the lovely waitress was all a fantastic first impression.
We are a family of 4 with children aged 4 and 6. We have dietary restrictions (dairy) which can make dining out hard and a bit boring in terms of selection but not here!!
Our lovely waitress was very accommodating and it was no trouble for her to go back and forth the the kitchen to help to create a solution for our children's meals.
Also I noticed they have dairy free mozzarella and parmesan options for the pizza and pasta.
We ordered a selection of garlic bread, pizza bread also the olives to start.
All delicious and all dairy free.
My husband and I ordered Italian wine (Rosè and Chianti) absolutely gorgeous wine! And was lovely to see local Papas Kombucha on the menu which our children shared.
Our mains came out in great time, and they were gorgeous.
Bosciola, Ragu and the Chicken Carbonara which had been altered to be dairy free by using the tomato based sauce and the vegan parmesan.
We enjoyed the whole lot but we did think the Ragu would be slightly different which may be just down to our interpretation. It was more of what I would have called a bolognese but still totally delicious so not disappointing at all!
We had a lovely evening thank you and we will definitely be back! Our children absolutely adored their meals and there was no coaching needed by us in terms of getting them to eat which was a welcome change!!
Wonderful staff both on the floor and the in the kitchen. Thank you again!!

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What a wonderful surprise this dining experience was. From the moment we walked through the door to the end of the night, we enjoyed every minute. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient, the food was fantastic (we ate far too much, it was so good!) and the atmosphere (decor and music) made us feel like we'd been transported to Italy. Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience.

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Mammas Restaurant was fantastic , We hadn't been to a Italian Restaurant for ages it was so inspiring, heaps of choices on the Menu, I settled for the Vegetarian pizza, with side salad my Husband had a Pasta dish , both were so delicious . Lovely Interior very Authentic a Great Place for Dining. The service was wonderful friendly, cheerful and so prompt with everything couldn't fault the over all experience 100%.

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Gemma Dee

An amazing restaurant to visit while you’re at the Mount! We were up from Wellington and came across it through the First table website. Wish we had known about it during previous visits but now we know and will go whenever we’re up that way. Fantastic, speedy service and delicious food! We have a wild 3 year old who can be a bit fussy. She ate heaps and absolutely loved it. We sat outside which was a really nice spot, cool atmosphere and nice to see the Mount in the background. Can’t say enough about this place! Awesome find and recommend to all!

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chris pulham

Three of us went along for dinner. We started with garlic bread which was the best I have tasted in years. Followed by two steaks and a Ravioli dish, all of which was perfectly cooked and tasty. I followed this with an Affogato which nicely completed a great meal. The service was fantastic the whole way through.

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Erica Orrick

Went out with my in laws and they said one of the best steaks they'd ever had. I had the steak with the coffee sauce and it was just so so good. Then I had the brulee and my daughter was going to just try a bit - well she was stood up eating it - finger in the bowl afterwards. It really was that good. We are all definitely going back. The waitress was so lovely, very quick service and food was amazing. 10 out of 10 from me!

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Amber High

The food was delicious, filling, and really enjoyable. The service was next level. Loved it. Very much appreciated.

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Tracy Martin

Best meal out in a long time. Service was friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Food, well it was the best ravioli I have ever eaten. Absolutely delish.
All of us loved what we ordered, and will def. be back for out next pizza craving. Awesome service and amazing food, thank you!!

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Helen Maxey

A good spot for some pasta and pizza

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The experience was lovely. The food was good. The blue cheese gnocchi was a lot so be ready for it. A lot of cheese and basically a gnocchi soup. Other than that, everything else was fantastic

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Glenda Weavers

Simply the best food we have tasted in a very long time. Excellent service too!! Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be dining at Mammas again

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Christine Jordan

Great location. Authentic delicious food. Friendly service. We had a wonderful dinner and evening. Thank you

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If you are after an exquisite Italian dining experience then you must go to Mamma’s! The food is exceptional and the staff are friendly and attentive. Took my hard to please teen and even she loved her meal ;)

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Demi Leigh

Food was great & Service was amazing! Thanks guys x

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Jenny Mackisack

Beautiful genuine Italian food, Family style service.Would definitely recommend.

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Jenny Mackisack

Amazing delicious meal. WOULD certainly go again. Friendly staff.

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Thankyou for the amazing night out. Great company, delicious food, outstanding service, pleasant and relaxing environment. Highly recommend Mamas.
Can’t wait to visit again!!

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Amazing

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Just found this place really average and didn't really enjoy anything unfortunately.

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Carolyn Dwight

Really delicious food and friendly service. Would recommend.

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Food was good the service was awesome good value for money

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Our whole party ordered the Chicken and we all raved about it. Desserts were great too.
Staff were happy to accommodate us with any requests. Food and service A+.
We will be returning just for that chicken dish!

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Kylie Sheridan

Wow what an amazing place...the food and service was second to none. We had the chicken tenderloins, which was delicious, and the creme brulee which was the best I have ever tasted. Our waiting staff were very attentive.
I have already recommended Mamma's restaurant to family and friends, and we will definitely be back.

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As always, just wonderful! No faults with the food and the services is always prompt, effecient and friendly! We've been many times now and have never been disappointed.

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A lovely Italian dining experience. Thank you!

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Lou Stewart

Food was full of flavour and the service was good. We both had seafood dishes and only recommendation would be to add more seafood. Only had minimal amounts in our pasta.

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A+++++ Pizza, Pasta and Meat dish was beautiful. Thank you

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We loved every item that we ordered from the menu. The Arancini, warm olives, polenta chips, and the selection os pasta dishes. We also tried a couple of wines from the compact wine list, both were nice. We have no hesitation in recommending this place for a fantastic meal.

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Jacob Plummer

Great food, lovely setting and friendly service. Meals were presented beautifuly. Good value for money on pasta and pizza. The tiramisu and creme brule were a tasty way to finish the meal.

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Great Food enjoyed by all diners. The Service was exceptional and we felt very welcome. Will be back.

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Rhonda Miles

A great find! An Italian restaurant that can confidently deal with dietary requirements (gluten free/dairy free). Enjoyed a vegan gluten free hawaiian pizza. Then the Ragu for mains. Both were really nice. Thank you for understanding dietary requirements and for making it easy to order and hence enjoy a meal out. Wish others could do it as well.

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Carly O'Flynn-Madden

Mamma's restaurant was literally the best place I have ever dined. The food was exquisite and the service was great. It was better than I could have imagined. For being the best food I have ever ordered, it was also very affordable! We were all blown away with our experience and I can't wait for my next opportunity to dine there.

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Drinks weak very watered down lemon lime and bitters over top with ice food poor and ice in cider never heard of ice in cider poor experience. Plus our table was sticky and our arms kept o. Sticking to the table music too loud will not be going there again.

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The food was amazing we loved everything we had . Service was great. 100 percent Recommended.

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Michele Cezar

Excellent experience, fantastic menu and delicious food. I’ll definitely come back.

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Melanie Wallace

LOVE THIS PLACE! Food is amazing, beautiful atmosphere and staff are so friendly. Best Italian restaurant in town!

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Mary-Jane du Toit

Our first time using first table and our first time eating at Mama’s. We’re extremely impressed with the first table concept and the food and service at Mama’s. Mama’s is a lovely clean well presented restaurant with great food and service. Will definitely be back.

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Rowan Locke

The food, service and look, feel and cleanliness of the restaurant were all excellent! Highly recommended!

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Great service and wonderful food.

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Andrew Kim

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We took another couple with us to Mammas to enjoy a fabulous meal! The service is always efficient and friendly and the flavours of the authentic Italian food is of course the very best part!

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Another great meal at Mamma's. Delicious and piping hot always a pleasure to eat here.

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Resturant was expecting us and knew he had a booking. Promptly guided to our seat.Great food(starters and meals) & environment. The choice of drinks was great .
The service was great despite the place being busy for a mid week. Service by staff all around was great and could not be better.

Our group had a mix of meals(Breads, Pasta, Pizza) & drinks(beers, wines, juice). Could not be faulted. 5 Stars.

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Raniera Johnson

great spot beautiful food and amazing staff great place to have my birthday dinner

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A pleasant dining experience.

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From the moment we arrived we were made so welcome , attention to every detail was 100% . We were treated as if we were the only diners in the restaurant. The service , was amazing ! The food was delicious with everyone loving there beautifully cooked and presented meal ,servings were very generous , Would highly recommend Mammas to all ! Wonderful.

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Elaine Dixon

The meals were perfect. Great full-flavoured sauces on the various pastas, just the right size. Delicious creme brûlée to follow. Friendly service. Will definitely go back.

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Suzanne-Richard Amos

We arrived to a very clean and modern restaurant, the service and the food was excellent. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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Great service and amazing food. The waitress was honest with her recommendations and what we wanted to have.

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We went to mummas for my birthday treat and where not disappointed. Lovely waitress that recommended certain food and wine when asked. We where a little late but it wasn’t a problem. Fantastic tasty food great ambiance

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Linda Giltrap

Great food and service. Very happy first tablets

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Really good pasta! Good desserts and good service. The Merlot wine was great!

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Francisco Conde Jr.

We dine last night, and we can say the food was so great. We had pasta and pizza and a very yummy desert. The ambiance was awesome, will be back for sure .
Also , This is our first time using the firsttable and its works wonder . Thanks and hope you have more resto in the list.

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Delicious meal thank you!

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Emily Lowe

Yummmmy!
What a delightful authentic Italian experience. The staff were lovely and attentive. The food was delicious! We got the blue cheese gnocchi and chicken carbonara, and both sauces were so creamy. We also shared a pizza, which was a great choice - there was no skimping on ingredients. We will definitely be back here,
thanks for having us Mamma's!

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