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About 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, 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. It's a fantastico setting for a most magnificent Italian meal.
Orlando, FL 32819
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Reduced valet or complimentary self-parking is available for local guests of Mama Della's Ristorante. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Celebrate your next occasion with Italian flair at Mama Della’s Ristorante. Private and semi-private rooms accommodate groups of 8-70, and each room tells a part of the story of Mama Della. Strolling through, you’ll find Italian minstrels, and you might even run into Mama Della or her sister, Zita.
Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent and the service was great. I really liked the music tableside and wished there was more music. It really set the mood for an authentic dining experience. And let’s be honest, I can get Italian food anywhere, I’m looking for an “experience” that I will remember and will keep me coming back for more. I’ll be back when I am in the area. Mangia!!
Food (Italian) is excellent, wine is overpriced ( as are most restaurants) a bottle of Etude Lyric which sells on the open market for $17-$18 dollars a bottle at any wine store is $16 per glass and $62 for a bottle. Uplift is fine but this is over the top for a very low labor product.
Annual Florida vacation always includes a special dinner at Mama Della's. The outstanding food, service, music and ambiance is what keeps us coming back every year! I would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Orlando, visiting Universal, or locals in the area.
Meh. Not the best. The hook is they have three guys roaming the place singing table side songs. The guitarist is very very nice but that's not my bag so if it's not yours, beware. Chicken parm was serviceable, but nothing special. I will say the meatballs and spaghetti were good.
Overall, it's an OK place but you'll easily find better.
This is not a dinner it is an amazing experience that you will never forget
Everything was excellent all the food we gor at the table was incredible
They cook risoto out of a ball of cheese next to your table
My dayghter loves the beatles and he even sang a beatles song
strongly recommend A must go at lear once in your life
My daughter suggested Mama Della's for my birthday while we were staying at Portofino Bay. It was an excellent choice! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. The roaming singers were such a special touch. Everything on the menu sounded so delicious that it was hard to decide what to choose. The food was fantastic, as was the attention to detail by our server Yousef. We will be back soon!
Excellent food and Outstanding live music experience. I’ve never liked strolling minstrels at past restaurants - maybe because live and loud doesn’t mean good. I realize now what an amazing experience it could be. The baritone warmed my soul. Highly recommend the lasagna and the carbonara! We look forward to going back.
Had delicious Caesars salad before meal. Was a bit expensive at $17 for 2. I had spaghetti and meatballs. Excellent choice as the 3 meatballs were very big and substantive — made of 3 meats with ricotta cheese. My wife had eggplant parmigiana which was also great. Before the meal we had fresh bread with delicious olive oil. Great ambiance here. The location of this restaurant at Loew’s is charming!! All in all a nice experience even if a bit expensive.
Booked through Opentable and we were seated straight away on arrival. Nice menu and service was excellent. Lasagne was superb and the entry price prosecco was very good. We enjoyed the live music but our two teenage daughters didn't. Overall a nice meal and evening.
One of the best meals we had on our entire Universal/Disney trip, and we didn't have to make reservations six months in advance like Disney! ;) Eric, our server, was so kind and helpful. We had the special, which was a lobster ravioli that was out of this world, and the Gnocci that was melt-in-your-mouth awesome. It was lovely sitting outside, but beware it is super loud during the opera singing (6:30-7:00). The singer was incredible, but they are projecting over the bay, so it is quite loud under the speaker.
This is our second time eating at Mama Della's and, just like the first time, the experience was one to remember. Both visits have been to celebrate special occasions and we will continue to make a tradition out of it. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding, and the staff has made us feel so special time after time. We love Mama Della's!
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