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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.6
4.6
2048 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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, Veal Scallopini, Lasagna and Cacciucco, 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-3463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Leon Teow

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    Universal Orlando

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 2,048 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. t

    teresa

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I love the whole atmosphere of Mama Della's. We have only been to Universal once before ion 2007, and ate here. It was on my list for this trip as well. I cry every time.
  2. DC

    DarrylC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect end to a perfect anniversary weekend! Universal from now on...bye Walter. ; (
  3. T

    Teachinvt

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Easter Dinner with family. Food was just mediocre with a limited menu. Calamari was way over cooked.
  4. SB

    SarafinaB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family's favorite Italian restaurant in Orlando! Food always great! Our server, Calvin was excellent!
  5. GE

    GEORGE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All around a real nice place to eat with kids,they have a great wait staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The waiter was nice but the food was just terrible. It was all over cooked. No sauce. Just crazy high prices for bad food. I told multiple people to not go here. Such a waste of money. We went and ate elsewhere.
  7. VB

    VickiB

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and the ambience. The service was amazing
  8. S

    Samuel

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated for our reservation promptly, greeted by our server quickly, served in a timely fashion, sung to beautifully, and checked on by management. Our experience at Mama Della’s was fantastic from start to finish.
  9. T

    Tunes

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Our favorite restaurant when come to Orlando.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was excellent and good prices for what we got!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service staff very efficient, friendly. Food was delicious,singers were excellent Made you feel like you were in Italy Would eat there again.
  12. FH

    FischerH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé just proposed to me, and we went to this restaurant. The service was nothing less than spectacular. The manager, server, and band made us feel as if we were in our own world surrounded by the most delicious food. This restaurant does not disappoint. It’s a must book on your next trip. Thank you to every single person working the night we were there (3/4/22). You each add a little sparkle to life!
  13. D

    Danee

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must do. The ambiance and singers were amazing. SUPER FRESH, SUPER TASTY food. We will be back.
  14. JG

    JamG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was amazing! This is where we held our wedding rehearsal dinner. And we even got to meet Mama!!! We will be back soon!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with the family while on vacation.
  16. EB

    EdwardB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Excellent dining experience. You feel as if you were invited into Mama Della's home. The opera singers were a nice touch. They were talented and enjoyable, never annoying. The food was very good. The server was slow and didn't offer any dining suggestions, however, the other staff were great and picked up the slack. No decaf expresso. My wife rates the food here higher then Bice, thus number one in all of Universal. I find the food to be compatible with Bice, it depends on the atmosphere you desire. Both are quiet fine dining, with lots of very well mannered children. We will return and highly recommend the dining experience, but understand that is an intimate one.
  17. S

    Snass

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good service was good they had opera Italian singers come to the table and sing something
  18. CG

    CaGo

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best restaurant at Universal. All of our Lowes Portofino restaurants were very good and Mama Della's was excellent. I don't think we'd recommend eating in the park at all and would likely try the other Lowes' restaurants instead.
  19. JH

    JenniferH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ann Smith - the singer of gorgeous Italian music - made the evening so special! The food was delicious and I appreciated the GF accommodations which were tastier than typical GF options. Yum!
  20. BV

    BradV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic Italian restaurant located within one of Universal Orlando's premier hotels. The food was authentic, decent portion sizes, and full of flavor. The wait staff in tune to your needs and very helpful. They even had singers going from table to table signing your favorite tune. Would definitely go back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Calamari was the best part of dinner. Highly recommend the calamari. Lasagna was also good and bread service good. But everything else ok. Good pacing was off. Entrees came out 1 minute after our appetizer. Other reviews said this was a leisurely dinner. We were in and out in 45 min. No singers around - although we heard them once when we first came in. Just didn’t dine it lived up to the hype. Won’t make a point of going back unless I want the calamari.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  23. MC

    MichaelC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The pasta was not cooked long enough. The Alfredo sauce was very sparse.
  24. ML

    MalloryL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I was told this was great Italian and it tasted like Olive Garden. It was overpriced, dry, and bland. The ambience wasn't good. Very loud and the singers is super awkward. I wouldn't eat here again.
  25. JF

    JoeFrank

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant! Great service, great portion. We’ll be back for sure!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  27. E

    Evan

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Amazing ambience and live music! Fantastic service! Delicious food! Will definitely come back.
  28. HD

    HappyDiner1965

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great experience. The singing. The food. The location. The service. Definitely do again. Get the mussels appetizer.
  29. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was not that good for the price of it. Bread basket was good.
  30. CB

    CristinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food delicious, nice ambiance, great server. I strongly recommend this place
  31. AB

    AlexisB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was below average, service was great and the Italian singers walking around the restaurant were a nice touch. I really wanted to love it, but maybe I am used to really good Italian restaurants in the north east .
  32. M

    Mindyfg

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always dine here when vacationing in Orlando. The food, ambience and service are always excellent. There is something really special about being serenaded by a tenor while enjoying fabulous food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian meals ever. Mussels and lasagna were great. The trio that sings at your table is a nice touch. Overall great dining experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the risotto chicken daily special. Chicken was the best I'd ever had, moist and flavorful, served on a buttery delicious bed of risotto. Staff was upbeat and friendly. And singers and guitar player serenading the tables were top notch and fun. Easy to imagine that we had been transported to Italy for our meal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cozy and wonderful pasta. Salmon was cooked PERFECTLY. And gnocchi, little dough clouds😊😊😊
  37. PP

    PamP

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the tableside music divine!!!
  38. JG

    JulieG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner - the bruschetta, salads, lasagna and fettuccini alfredo were delicious, service was fantastic, and the musicians that visited our table and played our requests were a delight. Can't wait to return!
  39. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. We especially appreciated the musicians accommodating our children’s song requests! The flourless chocolate dessert was to die for!
  40. TP

    ToniP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place to eat! The food was outstanding and the service along with the live music made it even more fantastic!

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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 2048 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Universal Orlando

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Leon Teow

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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