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Mamma Mia

1932 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-4502
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“gnocchi” (9 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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1932 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-4502
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is a small place with little parking (we found a spot on a side street). It is, however, worth the walk. The waiter was from the old country and the food was fresh and authentic. House bread served with olive oil and vinegar, pasta...More

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

True homemade fresh Italian food - lovely we sure enjoyed our dinner!!! The Italian wine yummmm service was outstanding true focus on customer service- Italians are a joyful emotional race this place USA testimony to true Italian food loved it!!!! Give mamma Mia’s a try...More

Thank Valerie R
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Went there recently, the food was OK to say the least. When it first opened years ago, the food was wonderful; not any more. The place is loud, including the owner, especially when he is bossing a minor around that works there.

Thank pbhomey
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Excellent place! We were seated right away, we chose the patio (porch?) I loved the atmosphere. It felt like we were in Italy, eating on a covered porch. The service was super friendly and helpful. I chose the Gnocchi Sorentina, my daughter had the Risotta...More

Thank valerieakak
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Great atmosphere and authentic food. The entire staff seems like they're all fresh off the plane from the old country too!

Thank Matthew771
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for a better Italian dinner after a long day out in San Diego than what my family of four got at Mamma Mia. The delicious food at this charming, authentic, hole-in-the-wall trattoria - as well as the warm service from the...More

Thank dave_chicago_us
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our daughter and husband had eaten here a few times and wanted to share it with us. Two had Gnocchi - one with ragu and another with butter and parmesan. I tried the risotto formica with pear only because I wanted to try something I...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant when stay-cationing in Mission Beach. The service was terrific and my daughter said it was the most authentic Italian food she had since her trip to Italy. The gnocchi was a-maz-ing! We will definitely be back.

Thank Deborah N
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you want spaghetti and meatballs, go somewhere else. But for pizza and interesting Italian dishes. Our food was good and service was good. There is more seating outside than inside. But parking is a problem. The street is the only place, and it's busy,...More

Thank ta96silver
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We were referred to this restaurant in pacific Beach area of San Diego by friends. It's located in a nondescript mostly residential area in what appears to be an old house. (Note - does not have parking so street parking is required - come early...More

Thank SFDutchman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1932 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-4502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
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