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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Mamma's Restaurant
Location: Mount Maunganui
Cuisine: Family, Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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Sinead O'Brien

The food was amazing and exactly what we were expecting. The menu has lots of seafood to choose from which was a plus for us and generous portions. We highly recommend the the polenta fries for a starter

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Lovely meal. Just like home cooked Italian.
Great service

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Arihia Lawson

Service was good very fast wasn't left waiting long between dishes. I was charged twice for one drink, which was refunded when i pointed it out. Bruchetta a little underwhelming, just tomato on burnt toast really, no mozzarella/cheese or basil like im used to. The rice balls (sorry cant remember the name, arancini maybe?) are the best entree. So good. The salmon pasta was great. Wouldn't recomend the ravioli dish (chicken, bacon and pea pasta) the ravioli was floury and filling bland. But in saying that, the sauce is yummy. Tiramisu is a decent size and yummy, wouldnt recomend the chocolate lovers desert option. Its yummy but not worth $15 for a lava cake.

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Annabelle Hung

Lovely night out, food was amazing! Loved the angel hair a lot!!! Services was superb too

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Luna E Segala

Delicious food and great service. Extremely recommend :)

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Tasty food, reasonable price. Relaxing and chilled environment. Good location.

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Great service. Food was good. I might have expected more in the way of presentation and flavour.

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Kaitlyn Hill

Amazing! Great food + service will be back again x

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Jenny Mackisack

We will certainly go back what a yummy meal, service was great thankyou for a lovely evening

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What a little gem! Thanks to First Table, we would never have found them otherwise. SO hard to chose what to order, which will necessitate us definitely returning!

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We had a great experience. Food was excellent and service was super friendly. Loved the brand new decor as well. Will return!

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Very enjoyable meal, helpful and personable waitress . Will come again

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Excellent service, both the staff and the food, great prices and we both walked away with full tummies

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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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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was tasty and well-presented. The decor was simple and elegant, and the service efficient and friendly.

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A truly lovely meal....we had a pasta dish each and enjoyed every bit of it. Would come here again!

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Lovely food, we will definitely be going back

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Tasty food. Great service

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First time whole family gave 5*! Food was absolutely delicious, beautifully cooked and presented. Friendly, helpful staff and nice ambience. Will definitely be a favourite now

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Elaine Carstens

Food was great as well as the setting felt homey during our visit. Thank you

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Great food, service extraordinary. Would visit again

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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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