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Posted by Brenda on 10/03/2014
Has a personal touch and friendly. atmospher. I recommend anyone try Mama's
Posted by carole scomak on 04/27/2014
Wonderful celebration. The food wonderful, the service was great. So much fun.
Posted by rja on 08/03/2012
Four women who work together chanced upon Mama Maria's on Passyunk when they found the restaurant they were planning to go to was closed. I had been to Mama Maria's for dinner and loved it. My friends were skeptical about appearance, but Maria met us at the door and they were hooked. They are planning to renovate (reason for 3 for atmosphere). We are all of Italian descent, two growing up in South Philly. You won us over! We were lapping up your sauces. And what is the recipe for your limoncella cream? Do you give cooking classes? We will definitely add you to our list of great dining experiences. Thanks.
Posted by Dave on 02/16/2011
I have been going to Mamma's every six months or so with basically the same group of six friends. With all the free wine you can drink and also the large selection of free after dinner drinks, you are sure to get your money's worth even if you don't like all the food items. that is unless you are not even a social drinker. On one vidit they were short staffed but the other servers tried hard to make up for it. We look forward to going back soon.
Posted by can't cook-can eat on 12/29/2010
for what it costs to have a very mediocre italian meal here, you are far better off going to an upscale restaurant. the food tastes like it was prepared in IOWA. totally bland and imitation italian cuisine. they should be arrested for charging such inordinately high prices for tasteless food. i am italian american second generation, and i seldom if ever have been so annoyed at a restaurant. they should be ashamed of themselves, or at least wear a mask.
Posted by diane on 01/16/2010
The review below me, all I have to say is they are most likely people who no nothing about Italian food or maybe they are competitors
Posted by mlb on 01/01/2010
We went to Mamma Maria for their "famous" 7 course dinner last night (new years eve). While Maria was a very kind host and welcomed us all to her restaurant with a kiss and a hug, the food was very disappointing. The bread was cold and stale, the antipasto looked like it had been sitting on the table for hours, the lentil soup wasn't seasoned (needed lots of chesse to make up for lack of salt), the pasta was overcooked, the meat came out too raw to eat, and the "dessert platter" was like a wedding cake trial (all the same yellow cake with different flavors of filling). And to top it off... the complimentary wine tasted like red wine vinegar... thank god we brought our own. The coffee and limoncello were the highlights of the meal. Being Italian myself, I expected a delicious homemade Italian meal in South Philly. Next time.. I'm staying in Center City!!! At least we were in the company of great friends and can always laugh about our Italian new years eve experience at Mamma Marias.