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Mama's Italian Restaurant

Englewood, FL
+1 941-475-5656
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (38 reviews)
“garlic bread” (21 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Englewood, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is staffed 100% by Hispanic people. No Italians. It is not that Hispanics cannot make Italian food, but obviously there are no family recipes handed down here. Maybe the recipes came with restaurant when they took it over. Good pizza. Forget everything else.More

Thank jamescollins1071
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, really are you that prejudice and small minded? How sad for you. I have owned Mamas for 36 years and my husband was from Sicily and YES the recipes are family from his mother. Those hispanics you refer to have been with Mamas over...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have only been to Mama’s a couple of times and this time was pleasantly surprised particularly in the way that they handled a group of 13 people. We did call ahead and even though they do not take reservations, our table was waiting. Our server...More

Thank rhalprine
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you. It is always our pleasure and goal to meet our guests expectations!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant since about 1986. Relatively small seating area, tiny bar (beer & wine only). Quite an excellent Italian menu with some steaks and plenty of sandwiches. Love their spageti & meat balls and lasagna. Meat ball and fish sandwich are...More

Thank evieroger
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for allowing us to serve you for so many years. We are celebrating 36 years and it is our pleasure and honor to have patrons like you.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Being from Chicago and now living in Florida we have been searching to no avail for decent Pizza. We do travel 1 hour to Fort Meyers for Rosatti's pizza, a chain out of Chicago. Prefer Sausage pizza but know that Mama's serves NY style. Sausage...More

Thank Travelbound44
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Have visited Mama's at least 1/2 a dozen times over the last few years and that should say a lot if we keep coming back! Always get a large Joe's Special minus the anchovies and a large pepperoni for the kids and everone has plenty...More

Thank Mozzie12
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for allowing us to serve you! For years now locals call us Mamas. Pizza. My late husband Joe started his career in NY owning a pizzariera but wanted to make pizza you could sink your teeth in and taste all the flavors.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

First time diners on vacation to the Englewood area and decided to try Mama's. Just excellent tasting food in large portions at reasonable prices. The personal pizza is enough for two! Meat balls are the size of a baseball the pasta sauce is awesome! The...More

Thank derfsdv
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for allowing us to serve you! It is our pleasure to make our guests happy!!!

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Completely disgusted. Arrived and signed in and we were told 10-15 minutes. 4 adults and a 5 year old. Waited 45 minutes and then they started taking people who arrived after us and offered no excuses as to why. When they took yet another party...More

1  Thank Kelly C
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

It is unfortunate we could not seat you in a timely manner. I remember exactly who you were because you raised your voice and was rude to my staff for Not Estimating wait time correctly. We can not kick people out. It is height of...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visiting from Michigan, this place was within walking distance from our Hotel. We called, ordered, and 20 minutes later picked up an awesome Pizza.

Thank Kirt P
P R, Owner at Mama's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for allowing us to serve you. It is our pleasure!

Reviewed 9 February 2018

The food is as good as back in the good old days. My wife and I enjoyed a dinner of pasta and took home enough for lunch the next day. Take home their fantastic soup for the next day!!! Good Food! Our waitress was super...More

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Love the vegetarian pizza. We are spoiled by CT pizza and found it hard to find a place with great pizza until we tried Mama's. Made just right.

Thank pat b
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Ron S
6 February 2018|
Response from P R | Property representative |
I think you mean our 16 ounce black angus NY Strip dinner for 17.99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Englewood, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: +1 941-475-5656
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