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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dineatmamadellas.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.
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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)romantic (48)good for groups (34)kid-friendly (27)notable wine list (27)fit for foodies (25)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (8)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Food was a little above average,
    foodguru
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Food was a little above average, although pumpkin cheescake (which was more like a mousse) was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Absolutely delicious food and wine. Our waiter, Tony, was great! Would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went with my parents. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    Went with my parents. We visited on a quiet evening. That said the singers/accordion player, the clean/neat environment, tempting foods and reasonable prices made the place a home run. The Portofino Hotel and surrounding area is a real gem, I love this hotel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our second visit
    Paulb
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    This was our second visit to Mama's and to our delight Mama has not changed from our first visit 4 or 5 years ago. A woman dressed like an Italian mama actually does the seating for the restaurant - the same lady has been doing it for 12 years. The total decor screams italian including waiters and waitresses wardrobes and tables. A man singing and playing an accordian entertains customers tableside. Service could not have been better - I asked for marinara sauce on my entree of homemade pasta ravioli with short rib stuffing, and I received both mariana and beef reduction sauce on the side. I actually could not decide which sauce I liked better. My wife had the traditional spaghetti and meatballs - we loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had another wonderful visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    Had another wonderful visit to Mama Della's while in Orlando. We had a party of twelve. As always the food was outstanding. Pasta's were delisious. House salad dressing has always been a bit too sweet for my palate but the greens were delightfully fresh and everyone else loved the dressing. It is always a treat to hear the the italian songs being sung during dinner and our guests did not hesitate to join in. Never miss a chance to go if you have the opportunity to stay at the Portofino or nearby in Orlando. Overall outstanding ambiance, food, service and entertainment. This is a unique and one of a kind restaurant that really makes you feel like you are back in Italy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was unbelievable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    The food was unbelievable. If this restaurant were in my home town I would be there every week. The service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance, but the food
    Stephanie
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Great ambiance, but the food was not so good for the price! Appetizer was good but the main course wasn't good at all for my husband and me!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    We were staying at the Portofino and I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner. My family had arranged some surprises and Mama Della's could not have been more accommodating. The food was very good and I had a birthday serenade from the strolling accordion player and singers. They made my birthday very special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mama Della's is a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    Mama Della's is a great restaurant than accomodate the the romantic dinner to a comfortable fun group night out. The live singing with accordian is absolutely great! Anyone can enjoy a great meal at Mama Della's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian food we have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Best Italian food we have ever had! Domenico was fabulous. We were beautifully serenaded while we ate. Then when Domenico heard we were celebrating our anniversary, we were treated to a "Happy anniversary " song from two opera singers & a guitarist along with a sweet treat...delicious tiramisu. Unforgettable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The choices on the menu were
    Bunch
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    The choices on the menu were good. The authentic food cooked was very tasty. We loved the singers doing songs that were requested by the customers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The entertainment was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2011
    The entertainment was amazing. The italian music was fun and beautiful - what a voice the female singer has. Food was wonderful - great red sauce, large portions. We will definitely go back if we are nearby again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sergio F.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    4th time here and it always feel like the first time. I absolutely love this place! I make it part of my itinerary every time we plan a trip to Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not how I remember. Appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    Not how I remember. Appetizers were tasty, main entrees were disappointing. My son however thought the Mac n cheese was the best he ever had....and he's had a ton!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very helpful
    2good2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    The staff was very helpful and moved us from a very noisy spot to one that was much quieter. The food was delicious and the singers and music added a lot of fun to the evening--and both the man and woman had great voices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mama Della's was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    Mama Della's was wonderful. This is the best Italian food I have eaten EVER!!! The service was wonderful and the ambiance is if you are sitting in Mama's house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best lasagna we have ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    The best lasagna we have ever eaten! Lovely warm environment, and table side performers were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    Very friendly staff who are on top of their stuff with bringing food and refilling drinks constantly. Loved the attention they gave to us even though the room was packed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over bill
    Pozzobon
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    The only real problem was: I gave them my credit card to pay 72 dollars and "surprise"! When I check my account on Internet, they billed me 90 dollars. This is unacceptable
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    The food was excellent and all staff were extremely friendly. We loved the entertainment...beautiful voice and very personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food! And love how
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Amazing food! And love how the Mamma comes greet you. The Italian Musicians are awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very much enjoyed our dinner
    Roys
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Very much enjoyed our dinner at Mama Della's this past Saturday night. The strolling guitarist and singers were awesome. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any italian food lover! Portions were huge and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very frindly place; interesting
    Rickster
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    very frindly place; interesting menu. Will definitely dine here again when back at Universal- look forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You must eat at Mama Della's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    The service was excellent !! they even had entertainment and they were AWESOME.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After several visits I would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    After several visits I would still rate this restaurant very highly. Its a little pricy but not excessive for the very high quality. The musicians and singers are extraordinary. Excellent *****
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valet parking & walk to restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Valet parking & walk to restaurant is nice & easy. Enjoy an evening stroll after dinner outside the property.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We felt right at home at Mama
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2011
    We felt right at home at Mama Della's from the minute we entered the door to our reserved table with the flower arrangement I ordered to the champagne, to the the complimentary espresso and capacchino coffees at the end of dinner. I would definently recommend Mama Della's to anyone who stays at Loew's Portofino Bay Hotel!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The staff was extremely pleasant
    OneL
    Dined on 9/6/2011
    The staff was extremely pleasant and attentive. Excellent bread, lasagna and tiramisu and calamari. However, the marinara sauce was too tangy and the ravioli was very hard around the edges.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Food was good. It did seem that we spent a lot of money though for pasta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accomodating. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Very accomodating. We had to change our reservation time and had no problem. Food was excellent and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lady and the Tramp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2011
    While on our honeymoon we were serenaded while we ate spaghetti and meatballs... how very "Lady and the Tramp". Very memorable night. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best calamari I have ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    The best calamari I have ever had and I am from the NJ/NY area. We always avoid Italian food in FL because it mostly tastes like Olive Garden but this place was different. Great chicken parm but too much meat in the lasagna. Wonderful server who accomodated our picky 4 year old with motherly love. Nice touch with the opera singers who weren't too intrusive at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent. Salad was exceptional.
    TomKinser
    Dined on 8/15/2011
    Excellent. Salad was exceptional. Scallops were huge and delicious. Live entertainment topped it off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spiderman superstar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    Wife and I booked this hotel restaurant and had high expectations that were met when we dined there. We both enjoyed our food and the staff were very courteous and friendly. During dinner we had a tableside singer and guitarist play for us italian renditions of songs. Hearing Amazing Spiderman sung as an italian song was quite memorable from a neighboring table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MUST VISIT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    Great food ~and service is tops. Loved the musicians and being serenaded. Wonderful night for the whole family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2011
    Just for an evening you can step out of the regular Theme Park diet and step into some authentic Italian cuisine. Great food, great wine and a lovely setting. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was mediocre at best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2011
    Food was mediocre at best. Felt like we were rushed through dinner. Only 25 min. Salad was taken away before I had a chance to get more. The only thing that took time was for the waiter to bring the check.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The attention to detail by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2011
    The attention to detail by our server was second to non in in 2 week stay in Orlando The food was great The atmosphere was superb The singing was excellent But most of all our server was terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there for an anniversary
    Debdefla
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    We went there for an anniversary dinner with some family and had a wonderful time!Staff was great, service was great, food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Servers were very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    Servers were very attentive to our party of 6. We were there to celebrate our daughter's Sweet 16 birthday & the staff were very attentive to her and to us. Server gave very good meal recommendations and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate