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La Mama Restaurant

90 Oxford Street | Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa
+27631177301
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
90 Oxford Street | Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Once again we visited La Mama, a top Italian Restaurant. We were not disappointed. The Wine was excellent and we ordered a type of sliced Meat for starters, followed by Veal in a lemon and Wine Sauce and roast Lamb with roast Potetoes. Excellent. We...More

Thank Neumann999
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Sadly last night will be the last time we visit La Mama. Under the old ownership (how many years was it - 30?) it had soul and was a genuine quality Italian restaurant, complete with papa sitting in the corner bestowing gentle smiles on everyone....More

Thank RobG_UK
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

To be honest I was going to simply ignore this comment however after much deliberation I decided to respond. Firstly I will point out that Gulio Broccardo is a dear friend of mine and he has not actively been involved with the restaurant for over...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic experience and great food. Definitely a destination. ...the seafood pasta highly recommended!!!...wonderful ambiance!!!

Thank denise651
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your encouraging and hinest sharing of your experience

Reviewed 23 May 2017

On business trips to the great north of the country, I often make a detour when between the metropoles for dinner at La Mama in Ferndale. Slightly out of the way, requiring some stressful negotiation of peak hour traffic and without any scenic or country...More

Thank jorro1
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

This is truly a review that makes all our efforts to maintain the culture and classic menus worthwhile. We welcome you back soon

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Staff and management that sincerely care. While the restaurants will check on you because the manual say so. One can tell that they care from the bottom of their heart. Food was of a standard that far surpassed any expectations I had. Easily the best...More

Thank Prashanth G
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to try a new Italian restaurant. It started off great....and we kept an open mind when seated in the "new" section. However after ordering the speciality brandy cream fillet pasta....it arrived smelling like cheap curry. We tried it but unfortunately it was not...More

Thank Annelise N
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Apologise for taking so long to respond . We agree that the waiter should have told you that the pasta dish was a modern fusion dish and not a classic dish. We have instructed them to inform all customers that order it that it has...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Our visit for April 2017 was at this hidden gem. Manager and staff very attentive and food delicious.

Thank Corne1302
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for taking valuable time to review us

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had dinner at La mama because is like italian food and i was not disappointed. The service was perfect, the crew is really nice and the food was awesome. We had a great chat with the owner, really friendly. At the end of the...More

Thank Zaki H
LaMamaFerndale, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review I am looking forward to your next visit tonight . Matthew

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Indoor and outdoor seating, with an additional room with a bar area for more personal functions and small groups. Limited parking in front of the restaurant but there is overflow parking available. Booked for a group of 25, tables were setup well for our arrival....More

Thank zbrentano
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for a great review couldn't have written it better. Glad that well travelled and experienced diners like yourself are sharing a great experience that others may follow you here.

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We chose La Mama for a night out through our Sanlam Reality benefit program. This entitles you to a R120 discount when ordering 2 main meals. We ordered 2 bottles of wine, starters and 4 main meals. Only after receiving our main meals did the...More

Thank marlesever81
LaMamaFerndale, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We are surprised at this review 1. We have no affiliation to Sanlam discounts program and 2 do not represent Sanlam. We do recall however that you thoroughly enjoyed your meals and complemented me personally for the wonderful food and venue and only when I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Oxford Street | Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27631177301
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Description
La Mama Restaurant started in 1977 and is 4 decades strong With a solid Authentic Italian Cuisine and great Pizza's La Mama is rated at one of the top 50 restaurants in Johannesburg to eat. A classic cozy Italian decor and warm friendly veteran waiters and enthusiastic nothing is too much trouble owners. Our guests are regulars and we have some 3 generations of families still eating at La Mama. A classic menu and 1980's size portions, fresh on the day philosophy makes La Mama an exceptional destination dining experience. Take a look at our reviews and don't miss out on authentic Italian right on your doorstep.
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