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Mama D's Italian

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1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
+1 310-546-1492
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Manhattan Beach, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been a local place and family owned for years. Meatball sandwich is a favorite as well as all pasta dishes. Olive oil for dipping bread is a favorite too Parking can be tedious tho as close to the beach

Thank lastres0rt
Logan, Utah
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! Every time I go out to LA I make sure I run to Manhattan beach to get some food here, it is amazing!! They have other locations, but the Manhattan beach is my favorite. Let them know you are first time visitor and they will give you something :) I love this place, and I know... More 

Thank ESItrave
Manhattan Beach, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to be "regulars" but lately, the service, quality and wait staff has gone down hill. The seating has increased because they seem to have added more chairs. Great if you've got a bigger party but not very comfortable nor private. Maybe they're going for a family style experience but I really don't want to know what the table... More 

1 Thank _jrremson
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small place with a great vibe. Homemade everything. Fun servers, casual, and yummy food. Just a block from beach to walk off all those carbs!

Thank Peter R
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I usually like to take friends or family visiting to this restaurant. The staff is great, friendly and the food is delicious. I was surprised with the renovations, I still prefer the older style as it felt more like a traditional Italian family restaurant.

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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

All of our meals were great. But the fun part was all the free samples plus the bread. Every time we finished something there was something else to sample. It was like being at a large family event. Never seen anything like it.

1 Thank Mark D
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent 8PM meal at Mama D's. Atmosphere and the food could not be beat. Great fresh Italian bread that I wish I could have for the house. Had a less than attentive server who asked me three times what my wine selection was and only came back once again to confirm the food order. She was new, according... More 

1 Thank DougR
Aliso Viejo, California
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409 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Love the pink sauce here. Amazing food and worth the wait. This is one of Manhattan Beaches best restaurants hands down! Highly recommend it!

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Lancaster, California
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stopped here in the middle of a beach bike ride in order to refuel. The spaghetti with meat sauce that I shared with my partner was fabulous, but the free bread before the meal really stole the show for me. That stuff was amazing! Plus you get a free cookie before you go! Probably would have gotten a higher review... More 

Thank Erica F
Covington, Washington
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My teenage son and i came here for dinner while vacationing and spending the day at the beach. Restaurant is just up the road from Manhattan Beach Pier and is a easy walk. Food was good, some of the portions were smaller. But we were so full on the yummy bread and garlic oil dipping sauce that we left full.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-546-1492

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?