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Place Chrib Atay , 1oet. | El Khaima, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 622-664228
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Cozy restaurant with excellent food. 3 courses. Menu changes for what's fresh and perfect. Food made with love with fun loved and relaxed staff.

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Thank Alisha F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We fancied a change from Moroccan food and found this excellent Italian restaurant upstairs in the far right hand corner of the Place Chib Atay/ El Khaima square off Rue Laalouj, a great find worth searching out. The owner is Italian and produces superb pasta al dente and pizzas, making the fresh sauces and toppings herself. Our meal really was... More 

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Thank Denise E
Essaouira, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Sara is lovely and her homecooking is not to be compared with competitors..fresh lasagna,pasta,carbonara and all for amazing value..don't miss the lunch specials..

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Thank John R
Milano, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

a real italian restaurant. the lady owner is simply the best. i had a pasta with pinoli sooo gooddd!!! my gf eats gluten free and ha some spaghetti al ragù whose was very good as well. on the insalata caprese the mozzarella was not top quality and the gluten free bread was not gluten free. this caused some problem to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

i m really happy to know this place,,,really good pizzas,,,delicious dessert,,,,incredible lazania i havent eat like before,,,tiramissu too,,,nice italien women,,,and i like how the place is clean

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Thank Mouad r
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

After eating Moroccan food day after day we wanted something different. La mama is an Italian restaurant. We had vegetarian lasagna and a pizza. Very underwhelming. The pizza (80 derham) was mostly bread. Very little topping. Not much flavor. The lasagna was a bit better, but still not that good.

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Thank JohnEl_121
glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

my wife and i came here for the last meal of our holiday and what a find it was. we shared a pizza that was one of the best we have ever eaten and we have eaten a hell of alot of pizza and we finished the meal of with tiramisu and the best coffee. everything was cooked by a... More 

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Essaouira, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

La Mama is a hidden gem in El Khaima Square, just tucked away off to the right and upstairs.Ivana and Sara are the master chefs who prepare pizza that only Trastevere in Rome can rival. Thursday is homemade gnocchi gorgonzola night and Saturday is lasagna night. Nothing at all exists like this in Essaouira. When tagines or faux international cuisines... More 

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

At the recommendation of the owner of Villa Garance, we had dinner in this real Italian restaurant. It's easy to miss with its hidden location but the food is authentic Italian good! We were the only customers at that time so we were showered with all the attention of its sweet owners. What's more, were given this absolutely unforgettable ricotta... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Went here twice in Morocco and the owner was very friendly. We spent a lot of time talking to him and he even gave us complimentary dessert. Food was excellent and made freshly. Don't serve alcohol but overall excellent quality and very good value. One of our favourite places of a ten day trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Chrib Atay , 1oet. | El Khaima, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 622-664228

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