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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dineatmamadellas.com
  • Email: portofinoconcierge@loewshotels.com
  • Phone: (407) 503-3463
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nighly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Leon Teow
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: What is more romantic than musical accompaniment to a delectable Italian meal? Every night, strolling musicians delight diners at Mama Della's Ristorante. Listen as they play Italian favorites like "That's Amore", "Arrivederci Roma", "Mama" or "Angelina". Or, request your very own table side serenade. Before or after dinner at Mama Della's, guests can also enjoy the MUSICA DELLA NOTTE show each night at sunset (weather permitting) in the Harbor Piazza; it's a musical celebration capturing the romance and charm of Italy.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Orlando
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Reduced valet or complimentary self-parking is available for local guests of Mama Della's Ristorante. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
A word from Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
When you dine at Mama Della's, it's like being invited into her warm, welcoming home. Every room transports you to the Italian countryside, where you can enjoy rustic, Old World specialties like Insalata Caprese, Pollo Marsala, Lasagna and Frutti di Mare, accompanied by the finest wines and strolling musicians. While you feast on authentic dishes from the Tuscany, Naples and Piemonte regions, Mama herself might be there to urge you to "Mange! Mange!" Delicious Italian food served in a romantic, genuine atmosphere, makes dining at Mama Della's an experience you'll never forget. You'll find Mama Della's in the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. With its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes and even the occasional Vespa dotting the harborside, this Piazza will make you feel like you've been carried away to Portofino, Italy. It's a fantastico setting for a most magnificent Italian meal.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "As a special occasion it was perfect. I had one request for flowers that was unable to be met but they were very sincere in apologizing at the first opportunity when my girl was away from the table. Food was fantastic and every course was perfectly timed. Service was timely and engaging. Live singers travelled the restaurant with an accordian setting a wonderful atmosphere filled with liveliness and romance but quiet enough to maintain good conversation with companions and not interfere witht he dining experience. Overall a wonderful restaurant that I would highly recommend to any and all, whether they are Italian experts or simply enjoy wonderful food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Every time we come back to universal we go to Mama Dellas. Unfortunately, my kids do not care for the sauce. It's not great. Otherwise the service and decor are great. If you don't order pasta, you'll love Mama Della's. Otherwise try Bice!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Greeted by name from our waiter. Called my daughter princess which she loved. Excellent food and wine. Both of my children ate all of their meal. Loved the music while we ate."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Mama Della greeted us, service staff is knowledgable and attentive, homestyle Italian food is prepared to meet even the 'picky/finicky' eater. Don't miss the bread pudding desert."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Mama Della's is a restaurant that I always go to when I'm in Orlando. While some would think that an Italian restaurant at a resort hotel would be fairly mundane, Mama Della's handles "traditional" italian food with excellence and great quality. The service and experience is consistently excellent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We stayed at the hotel and decided to try the restaurant one night. The food was great and the singing was awesome. Would definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This is a hotel restaurant. We had a 7:30 reservation, arrived at 7:30 and weren't seated for more than 15 minutes even though there were plenty of empty tables available. The problem is that Loew's hotel chain is trying to maximize profits at the expense of quality dining. There wasn't enough restaurant staff to seat the people waiting for the only hostess available. All of our food was just ordinary stuff that you could get at Olive Garden, and it was at least twice as expensive. Don't go to this Loew's restaurant unless you have no alternatives."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My family visits this place whenever we are close. It is fantastic food & the atmosphere is great!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Had a good meal at Mama's, but nothing outstanding. Pasta was good, had three different types at our table. All were good, but nothing I would say was outstanding. Be prepared for noise here, singer with an according player walks table to table..."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The service was attentive. Singers were great fun. Good place for a group."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Make sure you reserve a table on the piazza to hear the Italian singers entertaining the guests."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "For excellent. Service also. Waitress gave us good ideas about food. And what to do the next day. Excellent wine!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "jem- at lowes portifino-outdoor dining-good food-good waiter-opera sung from a balcony- even my 4 year old grandson loved it- definitely going again"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The ambience at this restaurant is amazing! You walk in and there are a number of small rooms decorated in the style of a rural Italian house. The food was top-knotch the service was impeccable. All of this would have given it 4 stars, but then the tenors came in and went from table to table singing, just magical!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My family and I have dined at Mama Dellas for many years. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions and a nightly getogether with friends. We are NEVER disappointed. The location, the staff, the menu and the experience are top notch. We always look forward to our visit to the Portofino Resort and our dining at Mama Dellas"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food average. Service very good. Excellent location. Noise level to great for a romantic dinner. Expensive for quality of food"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great restaurant. I really felt as if I was in mama corleones house. Great ambience, great singers and service."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Normally when we dine there we have a wonderful experience but this time we did not have a good experience with the waiter who seemed to be MIA. Our food was great and I will go back because I do love their food. If you go do try their veal dish or their chicken parm both were excellent.. Also save room for desert because it is worth it. We did talk to the manager after dinner and she was very apologetic for our waiter experience and said she would be speaking with him which we appreciated."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I have been there numerous times and enjoy each time we go. The only problem i had this time was that on our reservation i requested to see the manager on duty that time and after 30 minutes we paid our bill and left. I felt let down as i'm in the customer service business and i felt that what i did want to talk to the on duty manager about wasn't that important. I really enjoy your Mama's and love coming many times in to eat for not only special times but just to enjoy a great dinner as we live close by. I want to say thanks but still not happy that i got ignored."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When I reserved a table at Mama Della's I thought it was a regular restaurant. But it's a very nice place, with a very good food. The service is very good. If I'll be back to Orlando, surely I'll have dinner at Mama Della's again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service and wonderful opera singers"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great Italian restaurant in an Italian themed hotel. Menu options are not huge. Smaller than I remember last time but a good offering of traditional Italian as well as some more gourmet offerings. Casual dining environment and kid friendly as you would expect from a theme park hotel restaurant. I must say the filet mignon I had was one of the best I have had in a while and the polenta on the side was fantastic. Our waiter said he has worked there for 15yrs since they opened and was fantastic. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My son, a U.S. Navy sailor is preparing for deployment. Mama Della's Ristorante was a great place to gather enjoy a great meal. Nino, the musician, always an asset to the restaurant kept our table with superb music and conversation. The service is as always tops and of course, the food companied by the wine, an experience. All come together and makes for a great evening. My son and Nino, shared some sea stories in between songs. Thanks; Mike"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We had calamari fritti, Caesar salad, lasagna and chicken larm. Two days later we are still discussing how great it was. The restaurant looked boxed but was definitely casual (we had jeans and sweaters on). Make a reservation though, it's a smaller space and although I had a reservation there were several people waiting 45min. The service was also fantastic and I didn't think it was over-priced at all. We eat out frequently and I enjoyed myself here more than I have on a long time!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Slow service ... And the service was not very helpfu... They seemed annoyed to have to be helping us.. Food just okay ... Not worth the price.. We will not be dining here again :("
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Mama Della's is not only romantic but the food is delicious as well. Bravo!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Good afternoon Big Joe, You were a fabulous waiter,and you made our occasion so perfect. The sarinaid was awsome. We met my family there, it was Jim and Vickie Dedmon, Vickie is my wonderful Sister and they are going to bring a group of friends who meet out and eat dinner once a month there soon. Thank you so much for your kindness, food was out of this world we hightly reccomend and we sure do plan on visiting again in the future. Take care Big Joe."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had been there one time before 8 years ago, and when I asked my child where he wanted to eat, he immediately said this restaurant because he remembered how good the food was. As before, we were so pleased again. The food and our waitress were excellent. Our waitress was excellent and brought out the most fabulous dessert for my son's birthday. Another great night there and I would recommend this place to everyone!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Our party or 10 ate at Mama Della's for New Year's Eve, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. The food was wonderful, the service was extremely attentive, and the atmosphere was lovely. Thank-you for making our evening so special!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was good. They walk around and sing and play romantic songs in different languages"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "We come here during our annual visits. The ambience is delightful...cozy, warm, and unique. Food is good; my husband is a fan of the veal. I enjoyed the spaghetti amd meatballs with more than enough for lunch the next day. We felt a little rushed our last visit so I would recommend letting them know if you aren't in a hurry."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "only negative point was the female opera singer was unpleasant - made several faces/signs lacking respect of guests"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great tasteful food as usual. We have eaten at Mamas for the past 6-7 years when we are in Florida at least 2 times each year. Service and the personal touch we have come to expect was lacking this time. At this price level you come to expect more but we came away feeling like we were eating in a chain restaurant. Server was nice but not very attentive. We were sat in a room filled with multiple tables of several very young children resulting in a loud distracting atmosphere. We arrived 20 min before our reservation and were told we could not be sat although several tables were available. Came away from dinner experience disappointed. Hope not a sign of a downward turn. Don't know if we will return in July with the many choices in area."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We took the family last year to celebrate my husband's birthday---2012, and we had a great time, enjoyed the food, ambiance and the service. But My husband and I were a little bit disappointed with our Christmas dinner this year---pasta was tough! But the cannoli was delicious! We will visit Magic Kingdom next year 2014, and maybe, we'll visit Mama Della again:)"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Such a nice little restaurant! They validate your parking stub so it's very easy. The food was remarkably good! Don't miss the pasta fagioli soup - I had the pasta primavera and it was out of this world. Go, you will love!!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We really enjoyed our meal service was great. Everyone worked together to make experience a positive one. First time dining here will dine here again . The atmosphere had a lot of charm and again the food was great"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "While visiting Universal Orlando, my family and I wanted a nice dinner out and heard positive things about Mama Della's. A very enjoyable experience. The food, while traditional Italian, excellent in quality and preparation - from pasta, seafood to gelato. The environment was evocative of a neighborhood Italian ristorante in Little Italy. There were even talented strolling musicians complementing the atmosphere. The service was professional, attentive and anticipatory. Moreover, they we happy to accommodate my 9-year-old niece's picky palate. The wine list, while not extensive in varietals, was quite adequate. Also, the bar offered Campari in addition to Italian liqueurs."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "great music, great service, our server Erik made our day in my wife's 50 years birthday. mama came with a nice dessert an a candle and the musicians play for us. wonderful experience and def. we'll comeback. thank you Erik"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Our overall experience at Mama Della's was great!! Great food and great service!! Even got to meet Mama herself!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Dined here for my birthday. I would recommend the Brushetta as an appetizer and for dinner Rob had the veal Marsala and I chose the chicken Parmagina both were well prepared and probably the best we have had. We also shared a bottle of Moscato. The entire staff from Mama to the the waiter made us feel special. The waiter chose a special desert for my birthday which was a small chocolate lava cake with cherry sauce and pistachio ice cream - so delicious. They also had strolling musician and singers who came and sang happy birthday and then sang a song in Italian. I can not wait to go back just to enjoy a great meal. If you love Italian food I would highly recommend this restaurant you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 11/16/2013