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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

981 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Live Music (37)
  • Special Occasion (34)
  • Good for a Date (30)
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 503-3463
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Leon Teow
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Cross street
Universal Orlando
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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.
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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.
Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 981 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Great service, very family friendly. Good wine recommendation. Bruschetta Burrata was the best dish, burrata so fresh on a thick slice of toasted bread. Good balance of balsamic and greens, crunch from the greens and the toast layered textures nicely with the smoothness of the burrata. Caprese pretty standard. The bread, butter, and oil were a step above standard fare. Garlic in the bread and oil was a great touch. Bread was warm, soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, pleasant. Bistecca filet was executed well, medium rare was perfect color. Cut, color, texture, and flavor were very good. Wild mushrooms went very well with the dish and were again a step above the typical portable o or shiitake. Mashed potatoes had a smoky flavor added that was a bit heavy handed but not an off note. Shrimp scampi appetizer was done well, good garlic butter flavor, not too greasy and not over cooked. Desserts were decent. Cannoli was ok but not great. Hard to find a truly good cannoli. Tiramisu was tasty and of good consistency. Rose wine from Provence was light, subtle, balanced, gorgeous color. Lightness was welcome compliment to the heavy flavors of the steak. Service was very attentive and helpful. Also nice about the children sho were decently well behaved but still a handful. Loved the accordion player and singers, tenor in particular was tremendous. Their music truly added to the occasion and did not overshadow or take away from the rest of the experience at all. Their presence elevated the ambiance of the establishment.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Appetizers and Entrees were delicious!
Our only complaint was the 35 minute wait between appetizers and the entrees. I realize that we sat out on the patio on a beautiful evening, however that was too long of a wait. I don't know if it was a kitchen problem or that our very pleasant server did not want to rush us.

4.0  Dined 3 days ago

When my wife and I are in Orlando, we get used to go by boat from the City Walk to the Portofino Bay to have a romantic dinner.
The Mama Della's fullfield our expactations once more.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as always. Compliments to the chef for preparing a beloved item that is off menu for 4 people at our table. Service was great as always

Shell (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a great experience at Mama Della’s while staying at Loews Portofino hotel. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was great and prices were generally what you would expect at a theme park resort. The bread they give before the meal was excellent. That was our favorite part of the meal and we are still talking about it: rosemary bread and bread with garlic baked inside it. We had the gnocchi which was very good. Food was brought straight out from the kitchen staff and felt very special. They even split our dish ahead of time for us. The best part was the live entertainment. I’m sure it changes, but our night it was a man playing guitar and a woman singing mostly Italian songs. They went table to table doing requests. It really made the night special. The following night we went to Bice (another Italian restaurant on the proprerty) and we were disappointed. It was more expensive but the food was not as good and there was not any entertainment when we went. We left wishing we had gone to Mama Della’s again instead.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This place is overall amazing, and I don’t say that about many places.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Mediocre food on all fronts except for the bread. The olive oil dip for the bread was tasteless. In fact most of the food was uninspired on the taste front and that’s hard to do with Italian!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We were here on vacation. Great wine list and choice of traditional dishes. Food just okay, but service and ambiance makes it worth the trip. Plates are more than enough to share. Live music adds a special touch.

Michy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

One of the best meals we've ever had. Atmosphere was beautiful and though entree service took longer than usual it was well worth the wait. They were also very flexible and attentive to dietary tastes and restrictions. Basically customized our dinners. Loved the experience.

EasyChatt (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food with a lot of options. Our server was outstanding and made great recommendations. Definitely a good experience and worth a return trip. Highly recommend for those doing a Universal trip.

5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Saved our Valentine's Day reservation for us when we were delayed due to traffic and kitchen was super-prompt in feeding us under a big time crunch. Top notch staff!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and atmosphere at Mama Della's is consistently outstanding. I've eaten there many times over the years and it never fails to provide fantastic food and outstanding service!

LongwoodBob (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not our first visit and definitely will not be our last!! A little on the pricey side, but no more than I expected. For special occasions, perfect!!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent service from the minute we walked in the door.
From the Lobby greeter to the table service and the music provided at each table was absolutely wonderful.

The food was exceptional.

Everyone at Mama Dellas truly made you feel welcome.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous musical entertainment, and amazin lasagna!