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Mama's Italian Restaurant

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Englewood, FL
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Englewood, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to Englewood almost 30 years ago and still, hands-down, Mama's has the best pizza in town. If you're visiting from up north, this is as close to New York style pizza that you're going to find in Englewood.

Calhoun, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us came in late Sunday evening and we're delighted with the wonderful service. The food was excellent from soup and salad to garlic bread and egg plant Parmesan. We also sampled the Stromboli and lasagna which did not disappoint. Very reasonably priced especially when you consider we got an entire meal to take home for the three of... More 

Thank 656AnnG
north walea
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous food, lovely staff. Quite a small place and gets really busy. But other than that amazing will defo return

Thank geminigirl1
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a favorite go to place. We drop in for lunch or dinner often. The food is good. the pizza is a favorite of my grandkids. I love the Seafood Alfredo. Always good with freshly made alfredo sauce.

Thank Sharon L
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know going to an Italian when you're gluten free is never easy. But there was literally nothing I could eat. The only thing I could order was a sanwhich with no filling (I.e. A very meaty salad!!) the rest of the party did compliment the food however, we had a cockroach scurry under our table. My husband leapt up... More 

1 Thank leahmichaela
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am confused by your review since we offer many items that are gluten free on our menu. Also, in Florida palmetto bugs are common and do get in from outside occasionally and we have pest control service to help with this problem that nature presents. I'm sorry your experience was not favorable and hope you give us another chance... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Good Minestrone soup. Great for a Vegetarian. Maria was our wonderful waitress, very sweet.

Thank Rainy1154
Englewood, Florida
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We try to get our "Mama's Fix" out of season, and this little Italian gem gets very busy in the winter months. Still, somehow they manage to pull off a great Sicilian menu with over sized portions. Because of it size, it can feel crowded, but as soon as you realize everyone is enjoying themselves, it becomes a nice Italian... More 

Thank BobInFlorida2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place resembles a truck stop, on entering the smell was awful and we should have left, the place is dingy with no atmosphere, overcrowded with furniture that resembled a run down canteen. The service was dreadful, the waitress had no idea of the available wines, there was no follow up for drinks and in any case the wine tasted... More 

1 Thank Andy N
Apopka, Florida
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate here a couple of times. The food is very tasty and the portions are crazy big. The stromboli was huge. Very tasty and recommended.

Thank barebear4you2
Sarasota, FL
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

They claim to have "New York Style Pizza". Not even close. Everything comes out of a can. The entire kitchen is Mexican (not they I have anything against Mexicans in the kitchen, I've cooked with some and they work hard!) but this is not authentic Italian. I've cooked at an Italian restaurant and was trained by a Chef from Pisa... More 

1 Thank hayduke23
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your meal. You are correct our pizza is Not NY style and our menu reflects its Mamas style. We are an Italian and American restaurant and make our sauces daily. My husband was from Sicily and my "Mexican" staff you refer to worked hard to become American citizens and have been with me for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Englewood, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood

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