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Nungwi Beach, P.O. Box 3821, Nungwi 73107, Tanzania
+255 773 360 584
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your trip in Nungwi would not be complete without a visit to Mama Mia. On an island where things move slowly this is undoubtedly a restaurant that is a step above the rest. The location is perfect, well shaded with a beautiful sea view. The staff are friendly, welcoming and efficient and the food is just superb. Thank you to... More 

Thank N2043IOpaulg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was great. You could have from local dishes to pizza and burgers. Smoothies and fresh squeezed juices were very good. Coffee was great as well. The Italian owner was extremely friendly and always greeting us. The place is most of the time full and he would always help us find a table or put tables together.

Thank Bia n
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try this place out since it had really good reviews but we ended up disappointed. I guess it's ok if you are tired of fresh fish from the beach restaurants and want to have a plate of Italian-ish pasta. The service was ok but our pizza completely lacked any kind of flavor and my spaghetti carbonara were... More 

Thank Miriama M
19eagle77, Proprietario at Mama Mia, responded to this review

Hi Miriama, thanks for your review. We are sorry you hadn't a good experience. It's really a surprise you did't liked our pizza and our pasta because 90% of our customers enjoyed so much both dishes. By the way everyone has its own taste, what for you it's a tastless pizza and a dry carbonara maybe can taste as perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best balcony in Nungwi with an amazing view! The pizza was fantastic and tasty. I've also tried fried king prawns and were also good! Staff very friendly and quick service! A place to repeat!

Thank Joana B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for Pizza,we use to order margarita and was perfect, good service and Wi-Fi connection.

Thank tamy-rg
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the italian fare cuisine at this restaurant. Prices are competitive and you can at night eat by the water itself and during the day over the water. Very nice attention and the Italian brothers have taught locals well!

Thank joseu1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food disappointing. Would expect at least decent pizza at an italian restaurant, but it was far from it. Fair prices, good location, wifi.

Thank Ana U
19eagle77, Proprietario at Mama Mia, responded to this review

Hi Ana, thanks for your review. We are sorry you did't like our pizza and our service. Luckily 90% of our customers love them! ;) We wish you all the best. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant and café with high quality food and service. Well worth a visit!! Thanks to their great Italian food many other restaurants also seem to raise the bar regarding Italian food (mainly pizze e pasta) in the entire nungwi area.

Thank borkbork
Satu Mare, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to have dinner when we found Mamma Mia. As one night before at another restaurant we waited more than 1 hour for our food, we were amazed to get served in 10 minutes at Mamma Mia which was awesome. The restaurant has an amazing sea view where you can enjoy your meals. The food... More 

Thank aby_abigel
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first restaurant and honesly it was good..we had just fish and seafood and they were fresh and well-cooked.. Not overpriced either

Thank Massimo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Barbecue, Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nungwi Beach, P.O. Box 3821, Nungwi 73107, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255 773 360 584
This restaurant will be closed from Monday 20/03/17 to Wednesday 14/06/2017 due to rainy season.

The restaurant Mama Mia belongs to two Italian young men, Mimmo and Alfonso. The former is in charge of the banqueting room, the latter is a young talented chef. The restaurant is characterized by a terrace overlooking the sea, and customers can even enjoy the opportunity of dining on the beach. The dishes suggested combine the high quality and freshness of local products with the talent of the chef.

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