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“Amazing”
Review of Mama D's Italian

Mama D's Italian
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Ranked #18 of 196 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We were visiting from Texas and met up with family on manhattan beach. After a full day in the sun, we were starving. We walked by and received a sample of garlic bread and we were hooked. Our group of 10 + were treated like family and the food was utterly incredible. This is a must-experience eatery.

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Thank Wkl40511
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

After spending the day with a friend and her 4 year old grandson, I asked someone where we could find the best pizza in the area. Ironically, we were 2 storefronts away. She told me that Mama D's was rated #1. We went and ordered a pizza. They gave us each a free ravoli and homemade choc chip cookie at the end... My friend's son was able to choose a toy out of the box (he took 3).. he was thrilled... we were given a business card for a free appetizer for our next visit. Pizza was great and so was the bread and dipping oil! Ravoli and cookie were also a treat. Definitely worth a visit!! A must try at 1125 Manhattan Ave in Manhattan Beach, Ca

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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

My husband & I were craving pizza & salad while visiting the area. We googled pizza & were head to a place past Mama D's which turned out to be closed. So, after viewing the wall menu here, we decided to dine here and so glad we did! Everything was delicious...from the bread & oil to the pizza & salad and cookies afterwards. Service was fantastic, too!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Went for first time on a Sunday evening and we (2 adults, two kids) were seated right away. Hostess and waitress were perfect in terms of service and friendliness. Food came out quickly. However, portions are small considering they want $24 for a dish of pasta, sauce, and one sausage link. Eggplant parmigiana portion was hardly bigger than what you'd get in a frozen entree and it didn't taste much better. They threw in freebie bread and a few tortellini to their credit and we needed it because the portions were so small. Clearly you're paying for the high rent, being one block away from the strand. That and, I suppose, for the average Manhattan Beach wealthy residents, this is chump change. Yet, it's not like there is a view and the place is wicked crowded- I could barely fit into the booth (I am 6'0" tall medium build). Ok but I doubt we'll be back. Scardinos in Torrance or Giorgios in Rolling Hills Estates are a better value.

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Thank MadRusski
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

At the top of the hill above the Manhattan Beach Pier but has no Ocean View. This is a great people watching, sidewalk cafe feel restaurant with a traditional and widely varied Italian menu. The servers were very well informed about the menu items. A fun touch was seeing the Manager out on the sidewalk greeting people while one of the servers handed out samples to passersby. This is traditional red and white checked table cloth decor with a laid back SoCal vibe. It is family friendly too. Its a good reliable stop for those unfamiliar with the area who want classic Italian fare.

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