Cuisine: Family, Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 22 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
Website: www.mammasrestaurant.com

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Ranked: #1 of 22 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 1
Mamma's Restaurant
Location: Mount Maunganui
Cuisine: Family, Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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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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A very enjoyable evening with good food and service - all one can ask for. Thanks again.

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Delicious pasta! Highly recommend

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Peter Hagan

Very enjoyable meal, service was very efficient and friendly. Disappointing that eye fillets and Bocconcini are excluded for first table offer. Background music and atmosphere was excellent.

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Debbie Cunningham

Great thanks.

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

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Linda Dunkerley

Lovely food and friendly enough staff. We did find the restaurant to be somewhat lacking in atmosphere. As a First Table I was surprised that none of the steak dishes were available, hence pizza n pasta. All 4 agreed we wont be returning.

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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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Nicole Mika

Lovely dining experience with great service. Warm, quiet and beautiful Italian food.

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Kellie Jamieson

Lovely atmosphere and good food. Definitely did not leave hungry!

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Viv Weeks

Cute little restaurant. The girls were lovely.
Good wine selection and the Barcelona beer was tasty.
Food was moreish and we will be going back.

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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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Excellent service and delicious food

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Pleasant eatery. Friendly service

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holly gear

Really good food and great service. Nice location too.

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Carolynne Masson

From the get-go this was a great dining experience, from the Italian music, the delicious aroma of garlic and good food and the friendly Italian staff, Mammas restaurant is a winner! Our food was delicious, especially the prawn and scallop angel hair pasta, the sauce was divine! This restaurant is a must-try!

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Entree was delicious I had the aracini the main was boring tasted like my bolognese and it wasn't what I expected and that was the ragu and service was ok

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Had a really good experience at Mammas, the service was really friendly and prompt. Food extremely tasty and well seasoned - we enjoyed the caprese salad, olives were extremely good followed by the blue cheese and pear pizza and gnocchi. Portions were extremely generous.

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tania simpson

Beautiful food

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Magdalena James

We have chosen the restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food that we chose was excluded from the first table offer (all meat mains are) but worth the money. It was a busy night and with only one waitress the service was slow. Atmosphere was nice, casual with classical/Italian music in the background. Desserts were ok. We'll be back to try the pizzas and pastas.

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Rawinia Terry

Beautiful kai great service very quick. We ordered the shrimp and scallop pasta was so yummy definitely will order this again. Nga mihi

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Lynda Fairley

Beautiful food, really friendly staff without beng over the top, lovely setting even on a wet dreary night, heaters on and very cosy.

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We'll definitely be back. Good food and good service.

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Beautiful food and fabulous service, well recommended :-)

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Jessica McNeill

Lovely restaurant, good food, excellent service

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The food was delicious and the service excellent. Thank you

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Had an amzing dinner, food was delicious, service was great, will definitely be coming back again x

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We had a great evening with our friendly waitress chatting to us and of course the food was excellent! I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know and will definitely be returning!

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It was a great experience, we had 2 little kids with us and everyone loved their food.

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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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Absolutely stunning food! Date night with my two 17 year olds and 20 year old niece. Everyone loved it...will be regulars for sure

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Sarah Coatsworth

Loved the experience, had a great night out and everyone enjoyed their meals

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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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We are new to the Mount and thought this would be a great way to get to know/experience different restaurants in the area. If all the restaurants registered with "First table" are as great as Mamma's this is going to be an awesome experience.

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João Trabbold

Wow...best Italian food we've had ever. Superb service by Jessica!

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This was the perfect place to have a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine on a cold evening - will be back in the summer time to sit on the deck to have a bowl of pasta and a beer :-)..

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Kendall Mabbutt

We were very impressed with the waitresses that worked that evening. They were friendly and efficient, especially considering we had a 6 month old baby with us. We did feel sorry for them though. It was a busy night and the two of them were expected to wait tables as well as make drinks for everyone. Food was delicious. We had the Arancini, Polenta chips, Prawns and Scallops, Mare and Monti (with gluten free pasta) and the carbonara. Mum said it was the best gluten free meal she’s ever had out, but my partner said his chicken was a bit dry. Would definitely go back. Thanks team!

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Lip smacking good! Mmmmmm!

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Great italian food with excellent desserts

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Lucie Gibson

Great food and setting

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First time at Mammas. We normally go to their other restaurant Mammia Mia which we love but thought we would give Mammas a go. Same great food and service. So pleased there is another good restaurant to go to at the Mount

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Lovely food and service

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Melanie Wallace

WOW..... AMAZING FOOD! I can not say enough about how delish the food was. The wine was great too. Can't wait to go back, thank you for a great dinner!

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Denise Girdler

We love Mama’s! That’s why we go back!
The food is always top rate as is the service.
Keep it up guys. You’re doing a great job!

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Kat Kennedy

Such a lovely date night out! We got two pastas, chicken carbonara and a red capsicum seafood one. Both were delicious and the perfect size! Service was fast and food came out in under 30mins. Will go again

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Hayley Mark

The food was ok. Nothing outstanding but was good. The server didn’t know to much and couldn’t answer any questions I had. They didn’t have all the drinks that were on the menu well so the server didn’t think. Overall maybe a 7/10

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Shona Smith

Excellent food, quick service, nice surroundings. Look forward to returning

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A trip back to Italy :-) We visited Italy last year so were keen to try an Italian restaurant and relive those happy memories. We were not disappointed, the food, service and music were amazing and we loved every moment of our wonderful evening. We WILL be back. Thank you :-)

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Denise Girdler

It takes just one person to coordinate everything and Jessica did that last night for us while we enjoyed a great pasta main at Mammas! For dessert we demolished the creme brûlée. On holiday from Christchurch, this was our first dining experience in Tauranga and these guys certainly did their city proud!

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