La Dolce Vita
We felt like we had been transported to Italy. The food was very good, but the service and the ambience were excellent. We especially enjoyed the singers who came to our table and entertained us. This place is great for a nice dinner or a special occasion.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treated like family
Our first time dining at this restaurant located in Loews Portofino Bay hotel was a very good experience. We went with our 2 children and were pleased to see they had a kids menu. The rosemary bread with roasted garlic-infused olive oil was amazing and that set the tone for everything that followed. The 2 adult entrees we had were the spaghetti and pollo parmiagano, which were both excellenr with generous serving sizes. They had an extensive array of wine, beer, and cocktails to choose from as well. We were too stuffed to try an desserts.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mama Della's exceeded our expectations. This was our first stay at a Universal Hotel and we were all extremely satisfied with the service, ambiance and most off all the menu!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have gone to Mama Dellas twice for family birthdays and have enjoyed it tremendously. The food is delish, the service exceptional and the roving singers just makes the evening special!!!!! Would highly recommend Mama Dellas
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arrived to Orlando, checked in to the hotel and went straight to dinner. Food was prepared quickly, large portions and delicious. Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly, very flavorful. I recommend the polenta.
Ambiance and decoration gave the feeling of being in typical Italian home.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose Mama Della's for our
I chose Mama Della's for our 27th wedding anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Our server, Amin, made the night a truly memorable one for my wife, daughter, and myself. He was very cordial and attentive. The dinner was magnificent and the atmosphere made the evening special for us. We were treated to a mini concert at our table and it only added to the wonderful experience.
Should we ever have opportunity to return the area, Mama Della's will be worthy of another visit.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian Dining
We've been to Mama's on several occasions and will return in the not-too-distant future. Always a warm welcome and exceptionally prepared foods. Many pasta and meat dishes, plus creative specials from the chef. The talented wandering minstrels sing Italian songs and take requests from the diners, making special occasions even more special.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and atmosphere were
The food and atmosphere were ver nice. Our waiter, Mohammad, was great. The minstrel was wonderful too.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mama's the best
This is the best Italian restaurant there is. The atmosphere is great, the food is at it's best and the singer and guitar player make this a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We are frequent patron and give this a 100% all around.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
unbelievable food, service and ambience. Highly recommend.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and conveniently located
The food is incredible at Mama Della's! The wait staff is very efficient and aim to please. The lasagna is great and the Chicken Marsala is perfect! Coffee and dessert is a must! We have dined here multiple times nd it is always incredible!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in my group enjoyed their dinner. The service was very good.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great vacation from your vacation. Atmosphere, staff & service were excellent.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, loved the traveling opera singers, romantic and fun night!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved everything about it!
The food was excellent, the service was lively and fun (including Mamma)! ...and the singers and musicians were truly fantastic. We went there twice in one visit to Orlando, which is unlike us. The adults and kids lived the entertainment and food. Fun and yummy!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and lotsa fun!
At first, we thought the menu was a bit limited; however, every item was a good sized portion and out of this world! Drink menu also very good; A group of singers with guitar travel from table to table to sing for you; a woman opera singer that is absolutely fantastic and can bring you to tears!
We saw large groups, small groups, kids and intimate couples all enjoying themselves. The restaurant is divided into smaller rooms like home sized dining rooms and well decorated like you are eating at home. Excellent, we went twice during our 4 day stay.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Service, Excellant Food
If you are in Orlando this restaurant is must. The staff is great, the food is fantastic, the decor make you feel like your in Italy, add the singers that come by your table and its a great place.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and fantastic service. Mama's is a must when in Orlando.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
When visiting universal make
When visiting universal make a point of eating here. Its great food and just the opposite of what most restaurants serve up at this tourist trap. Suggest you stick to hotel restaurants at universal ... most of the food is junk.....cheeseburgers at margariraville r the only exception they were truly great..
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unforgettable Dining Experience
I have zero complaints about this restaurant. The dining experience was absolutely extraordinary in every way!!! My boyfriend had the most incredible birthday dinner of his life.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mama Della's WOW
Great meal, accordion with opera singer roaming restaurant, great waiter(Stanley Tucci),
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family of four really enjoyed our meal at Mama's. food was excellent, kids lasagna was terrific and my filet was cooked perfectly with a nice peppercorn crust. Homemade gnocchi was awesome. Server was very friendly but very busy so we didn't get as much attention as we probably would have normally, however it was a great dining experience regardless.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian place
We came here on a Friday evening for my husband's birthday. The ambiance is very homey & sort of loud (which I didn't mind). The wine list is VERY overpriced. Another negative was that the menu at the restaurant was not the same as the one on line. We started with the antipasto, which is great for sharing. However, the main entree portions are very big so you may want to skip the appetizers. I ordered the chicken carbonara. Not typically one of my favorites, but it was absolutely delicious!! My husband had the seafood pasta dish, which was also very good! The opera singers were wonderful & sang my husband Happy Birthday! It was a very nice experience, & I would definitely recommend it!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the atmosphere was excellent. Service was great.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has amazing food.... it was truly a culinary experience! Absolutely loved it!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable Evening with Friends
This was our first visit to this restaurant, and it's a winner. We ordered from the Magical Dining month menu, available only during September. The choices were varied and very good. The singers, a lady and gentleman, had extraordinary voices. They took requests and made the evening memorable.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meatballs were the best I've ever had. My kid's fettuccine Alfredo was outstanding. We went back a couple of nights later because everything is so good. The singers are a lot of fun as well.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true fine dining experience
Excellent food , excellent service. We were treated as if we were the only customers in the restaurant. A nice little touch were the homemade creme soda drinks.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was awsome and the
The food was awsome and the portions were tremendous! Enjoyed the stolling singer & guitar player.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites. Great food, service the roaming singer(whose name I can't remember) sings at an operatic level , very talented, while warm and friendly.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want to be transported back to Portofino, Italy and enjoy amazing Italian food, Mama Della's is the place to go for a special event, romantic date night, or dinner with family or friends. We loved our waiter, meeting Mama, and having a special song performed at our table. Great place!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Here on vacation with my husband, wanted to try after other good reviews. Food was excellent! Besr chicken parmigana i've had outside NY. Portions vety large. Molton chocolate lava cake excellent. Nice accordian player that came round to tables. Very friendly staff. Host remembered my name on the way out and asked how the meal was. A little pricey, but we had 3 glasses of wine and 2the cordials with dessert. Highly reccommend.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and great service
Throw in the strolling contemporary opera and you have a great experience. A bit pricey for Italian, but worth it. Our waiter and total service staff was outstanding.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to try this restaurant while visiting Universal and had made a reservation the month before. We were so pleased. Service and Food was exceptional. Loved the Accordian player and singers that came to the table. Service was leisurely and paced perfectly. It was a wonderful, memorable dinner during our vacation. We will return another year.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible experience! The music and the food were exceptional. You will fall in love with your honey all over again!!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mama Della's is hidden in Portifino Bay Hotel and Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando. It's a lovely, warm, homey kind of trattoria where the food is always very good. The service is wonderful. Lastly, the atmosphere is happy and fun. Whether it is a guitar serenade or an accordion sing along, you will be glad you came!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, very nice people
For a resort restaurant in Orlando, we would go back to Mama Della's. The atmosphere was built as an Italian family's home, the food is based off of the same theme, and the service was very friendly and overall very solid! The Caesar salad was decent, the bread was warm, wine list also solid, and the entree's (we tried two) were good. The walking guitar player and two singers were a very nice touch.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegance and Class
A family member recommended Mama Della's Ristorante based upon past experience, and I am happy to state that my family's recent dining experience was just as exceptional . This establishment offers the total package for a great dining experience: exquisite cuisine, fine wine, outstanding service, an elegant and tasteful ambiance, and talented strolling musicians. It had been quite some time since I felt such a superb level of comfort in a restaurant. These words inadequately reflect my family's experience. To truly appreciate dining at Mama Della's Ristorante, I urge you to make a reservation and experience it for yourself.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I completely enjoyed the food and atmosphere! We will absolutely be returning!
Although the special of the night sounded wonderful, I chose to ask for chicken Marsala that wasn't on the menu. Thankfully the chef prepared the dish for me and it was the best food I have ever had! The polenta was just to die for!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and fun!
I ate here with my mother and two sons (7 and 9) during our recent vacation to Universal. This was the boys' favorite restaurant and the adults enjoyed it too. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful - and the menu had great kid options. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the live entertainment. This made for a great memory from our trip.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Treat for the senses
This restaurant is a treat for the senses with the beautiful setting, fabulous strolling tenors and tasty food. It was just what we were looking for.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambiance
The food was great and the live table side music made it fun
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always great and the roving singers are wonderful.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I chose this restaurant looking for something special for my husband birthday ...and it was not a mistake at all.
Food was exquisite ... Music ... Singers. Fabulous ... And excellent service..
A place to come again !!!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
An amazing evening!
We were greeted at the door by Mama Della herself. Our server Big Joe went above and beyond to accomodate our vegan diet. The live opera music was fantastic! Overall we will be returning here.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mama and opera singers are the best
Celebrating my 60th Birthday with 10 friends at Mama Della's Restaurant...everyone enjoyed the food and the entertainment of the opera singers. The opera singers came to our table group twice. First time they sang one song. Second time they sang two songs...one birthday song. While they were singing one song the owner Mama came with my raspberry cheesecake sweet 16. The evening turned out amazing and no other place to celebrate my 60th Birthday.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our overall experience at Mama Della's was great!! Great food and great service!! Even got to meet Mama herself!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Meal Ever
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great music, great service,
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
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining while at Universal, FL
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.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM