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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
  • 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
  • "While the atmosphere is great at Mama Dellas, the food was just mediocre. Three of the four of us ordered the filet on special that night...all cooked at different temperature and all of them were overcooked. We also ordered the warm lava cake and there was nothing warm about it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My family dined at Mama Della's and were very impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. Often at hotels and in some resort spots the dining can be a little more generic and "so-so". Everything we ordered was prepared well, very tasty and plain excellent. The atmosphere as nice and the trio serenading the diners were spectacular and made for a pleasant and interesting experience. They do take a break pretty often so things quiet down for some dinner conversation but we loved it. Service was attentive and we would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After seeing reviews of 4.5 stars we wanted to try. But the food was over-seasoned, a bit greasy and my portion was especially small. Server was over energetic and while not a major issue, he was a bit overbearing. Live music with roaming singer was a nice touch. More like a 3.5 to 4. Just need to dial down the grease and the seasoning."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was fresh and delicious- worth the price. The staff treated our children like family, complimenting their manners. My son (age 10) ordered off the adult menu. Yet, when they brought out my daughter's dessert (included in kid's meal) they brought one out for him too! A wonderful baritone singer and accordion player passed by the tables taking requests. The singer's voice was concert quality! We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food, sangrito and the serenade too. I would definitely done here again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our meals, service was good as was the food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is great here! The portions are extra large, next time we will split entrees. The Caesar salad serves 4 not 2! Our waiter was nice and not too intrusive. The singer and guitarist were lovely. They forgot my salad, but brought it to me free of charge when I mentioned it. The kids loved it here."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were going to eat at the new Italian Restaurant at Universal City Walk but could not get reservations for 2 hours. We decided to eat at Mama Della's Ristorante at our hotel instead so that we could head back to enjoy more time at the park. What a great find! The food was fabulous- some of the best Italian food we've ever had!!! The entertainment was also a lot of fun- an Italian Accordion Player who sang and was accompanied by a fantastic vocalist. It turned out to be one of the best moments of our vacation! We just wish that Mama Della's was in our hometown. We would definitely be regulars."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Staff very accommodating, food excellent, waiter recommendation spot on! Entertainment right at your table, good fun!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food. Strolling Italian singers. Great service. Little pricy."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The ambience brings you right into a little Italian dining room. The staff is attentive and the tables comfortable. There is a view of the open kitchen, which smells delightful. Whether dining alone or with a large group, Mama Della's welcomes you."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Really nice place for couples or families. Singers walk around and serenade during dinner which is a nice touch. It is expensive, but so is everything else within the Universal properties. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The service was okay. The ambience was nice inside but it was beautiful outside. What killed the mood somewhat was how loud music was inside but it added to the experience. However, the singers were very good, they serenaded my wife and maybe occasion special. Food was delicious! I would recommend and go back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great ambience and decor. Feels like truly like "Mama's house." Open kitchen. Attentive staff. the accordion player and tenor were amazing, doing requests. A good time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great meal for a family with small children! Great food with very attentive wait staff. Kids begged to eat there again!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I come from a family with great Italian grandmother cooks; so I can be very critical of Italian food. This restaurant is a gem and one of the few that I can say I prefer over my grandmothers; but don't tell them that! The flavors of the food are on a higher level of dining then the home-style comfort decor of the restaurant would suggest. We will return to this restaurant whenever we are in Orlando. Thanks Mama Della!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We dine at Mama Della's on special occasions. The food is delicious, the atmosphere inviting and traditional Italian, and the service is impeccable. The strolling minstrels sing Italian songs moving from table to table and take requests. And Mama is often there to greet diners and ensure the operation runs smoothly."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I had the mushroom ravoli and it was AMAZING!! Best meal on our vacation. Kids Mac and cheese was not very cheesy. Lansanga was delicious !"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable meal here. I have to eat gluten free and I was presented with several options, including warm gluten free bread. Service was decent, food was tasty, and the atmosphere was excellent. We will return. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and were blown away. You couldn't ask for a nicer group of people to have dinner with. I didn't want to say serve because we felt like we were at a friends for dinner the way we were treated. They came around and sang to us while we were waiting for our main coarse, it was a very nice touch. We look forward to returning here again on our next trip."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We are returning two days after our last visit which says it all. The food and the service are both terrific. It also has a rather cosy romantic feel even though it isn't small. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We ordered 2 Pasta E-Fagioli soups,fantastic!The $24 entrees were not.My husband ordered the Lasagna, it was too dry. I ordered the Pollo Parmigiano the cutlet very tough, and dry- said to come with cappellini pasta (angel hair) came with fettuccine, again too dry, barely any sauce on it. The chicken cutlet was so tough I finally gave up trying to cut/eat it and left most of it on the plate. We also ordered a couple of beers, which were very warm(we added the ice from our waters to compensate for it).Sorry to have to write this. No reflection at all on the wonderful Portofino hotel or the great food next door at Sal's Market. This was our 2x here and sorry to say our last. Regret the $130 spent here.Great waiters,service,atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "After a full day in the park, Mama Della's was a relaxing place for dinner. Our server Martha, did an excellent job and a strolling trio provided accordion music and our favorite Italian songs. Mama Della even made an appearance to check on us. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Fabulous - you must go! Exceptional service and food. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had a reservation for four at 615. When we were first seated, we were seated right next to a huge table with a big group coming in so we asked if there happen to be a table that would be in a quieter area so they moved us graciously. We sat down and right beside us was a huge table with a BIG group literally screaming as they talked to each other. I felt like they were going to think we were a real pain but moved again and then had the most awesome meal ever. We shared a Caesar salad amongst four of us and there was still some left. Husband and I shared the Fettechini Alfredo and the kids had Chicken Parmigiana and Spaghetti. The hostess was so nice apologizing over and over. They really cared about our experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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'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
  • "The service was attentive. Singers were great fun. Good place for a group."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Make sure you reserve a table on the piazza to hear the Italian singers entertaining the guests."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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