Oh Mamma Mia!
Oh Mamma Mia!

Oh Mamma Mia!

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ohmammamiarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9417062821x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:45pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: Closed, Monday: Private Cooking Classes Only
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Urbano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 30% discounts on to go and catering.
  • Entertainment: Live cooking show as you dine. See the chef cooking your meal and broadcasted live on a giant screen in a open kitchen atmophere.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Oh Mamma Mia!
Authentic contemporaney Italian restaurant. Cooking show every night!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Oh Mamma Mia! reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (8)romantic (6)good for groups (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Fabulous
    Fraserfour
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Sarasota. Hidden gem! Wait staff are great and food is phenomenal!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent . . .
    istarr
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    for food and service. A favorite for special occasions as it is a bit pricey for weekly visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvtoeat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while and now we're glad we finally did! The food was fantastic and the attention from the chef was a really nice touch. Everyone in the party was happy with their choice. We will definitely be back. We own a small café and it's so hard to go out to eat and not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treated Rudely
    Brenn
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was very recently diagnosed with celiac disease and I need to avoid gluten. I told our server about it and he was very accommodating. The owner, on the other hand, was not. When I requested GF pasta (which is mentioned on their website as an option), the owner told me he'd make me risotto for a 'bargain price.' He asked me this FROM THE KITCHEN -- he didn't even come to our table! I wanted pasta and he said 'it will be 45 minutes because I need to boil more water', and 'you're putting my kitchen way behind,' and never once coming to our table to speak to me directly. While I'm adjusting to this new diagnosis, I was embarrassed the rest of my dinner guests had to endure this. Next time, I'll just stay home and make my own GF pasta.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary Celebration
    TAGs
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Excellent waiter (Joe)---food was delicious, atmosphere most comfortable and interesting. A wonderful evening was had by all--
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated & overpriced
    BertVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After reading all the fabulous reviews of this restaurant, my wife and I were anxious to eat there. A great disapointment. I had veal marsala & my wife had veal with salad atop. My veal was so-so & my wife's veal was non-existent. Breading only & very dry. With 2 glasses of wine & a side pasta, the bill was $100. I would expect a much better meal for that price. We live downtown & some of the restaurants are the same price but the food much better. Very unhappy & won't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MeYoVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It took an hour for the food to arrive. The fish was overlooked and dry. No flavor. Service was poor
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • REAL Italian!
    Anumber1perfect
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a perfect evening! Guisseppe cooked our meals to perfection. Try to return to this gem as often as possible, even though over an hour drive each way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian
    foodieviv
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    What a great find! Enjoyed watching Guissepe (owner & chef) prepare the dishes on the wide screen. The meals were delicious, good wine and attentive service. We shall return with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MG Review
    MGReviewVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice ambiance, wonderful service and very tasty food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rock steady
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been a couple of times.Veal is the best around.This trip tried the Grouper (olives and capers) was most delicious.I have got to get them to offer a refill on the coffee.This is a very good place to eat good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food
    Fred
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waiter Joe was excellent and recommended a wine that all 6 of us at the table enjoyed. At $22 a bottle, it was a steal. I had the Pasta Giamberti which was done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • go go go for the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dinner was delicious;best veal this Brooklyn boy has had in Sarasota.Prices are fair. Although I question the $5.99 for the salad substitute and received such a tiny serving?That didn’t go with the rest of the meal.Service is very young and inexperienced.They need to clean the dirty dishes off the table and should have offered a refill on the coffee. The chef/owner works the room and was attentive,informative,and gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Oh Mamma Mia! reviews archive.
  • disappointed
    lovey
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We have been there 2xs in the past and raved about it to our dear friends who have traveled quite a bit, love to cook, enjoy good food and wine. We ate there on a Tues. eve for a 6:30 reservation. Only 2 other tables filled that night. Regular, enjoyable to watch, friendly chef not on that night and one of the Savor Sarasota choices of entrees was no longer on menu. Our server was young girl totally lacking in personality. What really makes this a great place is when chef comes around to tables and suggests choices of food, wine, etc. Our friends did not say much as we were treating them but we were very disappointed and will not go back. Too many other good Italian restaurants in Sarasota with ambiance, and willing to please.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Highlight of the area
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Discovered this hidden gem a few months ago while visiting from Atlanta. It is at the top of our rotation of places we visit every time we return. The chef Gusieppe(?) is a pleasure to meet. He has a passion and talent for his chosen career. He loves to mingle with guests. The pasta is done perfectly, the catch of the day is fresh off the boat, seasoned to perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open kitchen
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The owner is very hands on, friendly and wants to satisfy. Prices are very reasonable. The staff is very friendly and the service is excellent. Do try the cooking bar where you can watch it all come together. The chef is right there to make recommendations if needed. Overall, you will have a terrific meal at what you will think was a reasonable fee
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Food!
    Randy
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Mama Mias does many things right, great food at fair prices, wines for casual diners at reasonable prices and as always a great level of service to their guests. We have never been disappointed by the dining experience of this small neighborhood eatery. This is not an elegant dining experience if that's what you're looking for, just a great casual dinner amongst friends. The food is always a highlight and they will insure you are very pleased with everything. The salads are fresh and robust, the entrees are plenty big and then some. Take the whole family and enjoy a great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for REALLY great food!
    Mataeo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Fortunately it is close by, a little local place that hopefully will get no bigger. The servers are VERY attentive and cordial, as is Giuseppe, the owner and his sous chef, both of which you can literally watch in action via closed circuit TV or just sitting at the bar (best seats in the house). Really annoying that they make great cooking look so easy! Everyone seems to go out of their way to please, especially serving up free and unexpected glasses of wine or a desert to die for. No question.....best food in Sarasota if you are serious about food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    napp
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is not the authentic Oh Mamma Mia we remember when it opened. Now just average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great little Italian Restaurant
    mamma
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    great food - Nice to be able to speak with owner - wait staff was a bit too attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    ENJOYED OUR FIRST DINNER AT Oh Mamma Mia. Sat in bar area, informal, not noisy. Would recommend, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    An OK local Italian restaurant. Not bad, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming restaurant
    diningfan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Very good food. Chatted with Chef. Server was delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian
    PUpton
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Delicious and especially flavorful food. Excellent service and unbelivably tasty and inexpensive house wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Entertaiment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Oh Mamma Mia not only has outstanding service, and food, but, the food preparation is visibly entertaining! The food preparation is shown on large screens inside the restaurant, so the freshness, and every order made individually is appreciated. End result however, is the food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was good, but we felt it was on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fantastic
    FoodAfficionado
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We are often visitors to Sarasota and never make a trip down without visiting Chef Giuseppie and his friendly team. Once again, he over delivered for the 6 of is on Saturday night. Unique, authentic and absolutely delicious Italian food. Every dish we ordered was different and done to perfection and his red sauce especially is amazing. In a strip shopping center but with food that is the best you will have eaten! Enjoy the experience and you will not be disappointed! And an incredible value as an added feature!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • froggyman
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Giuseppi is a great host. The food is excellent, as is the service. It is a little pricey but not the sort of restaurant you go to every other week.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We had the pleasure of dining here previously during our holiday in Siesta Key. This year we invited friends, long time Sarasota seasonal residents, to Oh Mama Mia's. They had not been there before, but came away wondering how they had missed out on such a great place to have authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent food, comfortable ambience and attentive service - we have already made plans to dine here again next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh Mama Surprise!
    BobM
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had heard from a couple in town about Oh Mam Mia's but had not tried it, so we used Open Table for a reservation. The experience was quite fun and the food was outstanding! We sat in the VIP seats at the counter so we had a full view of the Chef Urbano's skills. He is quite expert and charming. I like the family running the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.