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Mama's Trattoria

Shop 45, Melbourne Building, West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 0936
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (41 reviews)
“gamberi” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Shop 45, Melbourne Building, West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I have tired this place three times over the last couple of years, hoping with each visit that I may find something redeeming to say but sadly its not going to happen. The food is subpar food hall fare at best, the service is inconsistent...More

Thank Ivylee_demaris
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had one on the nicest meals. The staff were lovely. The gnocchi was so good - it tasted like potato and was so light and fluffy. I asked for some extra chilli and it just made the dish. Would highly recommend this restaurant -...More

Thank Clancy013
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I had not been here for years. It is still very cheap but my spinach cannelloni was so bland and just swimming in this salty tomato sauce. Very disappointed.

Thank Jancye W
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A very average restaurant and friendly but patchy service. They try but it doesn’t get there. A bottle of water with no glasses, meal served and no cutlery etc. overall pretty average. My scallopini lukewarm and my friends pasta bland. Very average.

Thank dazza48
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure how you can go wrong with garlic bread, but this was the worst I'd ever had. The restaurant lacks atmosphere, the pasta is not homemade and they don't serve pizzas. My prawn pasta dish was plain, with few prawns. As with many...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 November 2017

My wife had the pasta and it was excellent BUT my veal in tomato sauce was very average. Too much sauce ! The baked vegetables were under the veal and swimming in the sauce. The sticky date pudding was well worth the calories.

1  Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The meal was nice, the best was the ceasar salad. My main was pasta with mussels. The pasta was fresh, yet too salty.My guest ordered pasta marinara. What was served was veal marinara. Small mistake, the veal looked and smelt better.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Located near London Circuit ( just down from Quest Hotel ) and centrally located. Traditional Italian restaurant with prompt service. Our meals were well presented and tasted even better. Spaghetti bologanaise was very popular with the kids ...and it was a large bowl. Whilst the...More

1  Thank Dale F
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

As you opened the Doo the smell was authentic. Good wine list. Good menu options with mostly traditional meals. We ordered gnocchi and spaghetti bolognese as our main courses and pannacotta for dessert. The gnocchi was smiley smooth and so tasty. The spaghetti was just...More

1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting Canberra with my mother and daughter we wanted Italian food within close proximity to our accomodation and here we discovered Mama's. Thankfully I had booked as it was a busy night. Service was great, nothing was a problem for their efficient friendly staff and...More

Thank Debbie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 45, Melbourne Building, West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 0936
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