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: 4075033463
  • 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
80 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (45)special occasion (45)kid-friendly (31)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (11)scenic view (11)late-night find (5)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2011
    The food was great and the entertainment was over the top / outstanding . SErver / wait staff was helpul & knowledgable .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner choices seemed more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Dinner choices seemed more limited since the last time we were there. There were seven of us and we all agreed that the fried calamari and the house salad were outstanding, the entrees were only good to fair. The restaurant was not crowded at all, but we were served as if there was a waiting line for our table. Appetizers came quickly and before we finished them, salad was brought out. The main course was served before we had a chance to finish the salad, enjoy some wine and conversation. We all felt very rushed, not at all like fine dining, especially considering the cost. We've dined at Mama D's twice before and so enjoyed it, but this third time was very disapointing and will skip it next time we are at the Portofino Bay Hotel.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was fair this trip.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Food was fair this trip. It has been much better in the past.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient location as we
    FoodieBVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    Convenient location as we were staying at the hotel. Also enjoyed the food. Limitied menu but we would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience. Went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    Wonderful experience. Went for dinner on my son's fourth birthday along with his mother, grandparents, and one year old sister. Food was great and all the staff were wonderful. So kind to a child. Singing to him, showing him around, special birthday dessert. Great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a good meal but not
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2011
    Overall a good meal but not incredible. The whole theming is a bit cheesy for my taste. Basically if you want a good family friendly meal at a cheaper price, I would recommend the less expensive Trattoria next door or even Sal's. If you want a special meal at somewhat similar prices and a bit more gourment then go to Bice instead, which seems to welcome families and casually dressed patrons as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Awesome food and service!! the Table side Opera singing was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trully Old World Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    Trully old world charm, The best Italian ristorante I have been to in a very long time. The wine excellent bar selection equally excellent. The Ambiance from the decor to the menu with exceptional food, to the roaming singers and musicians was just perfect. I would without hesitation recommend Mamma Dellas to anyone traveling to Orlando. And my wife and I look forward to our next vist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate