Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.7
1361 reviews
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Italian
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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BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best PASTA ever! I always try to make it to Mama's when I'm in Orlando!

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AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & atmosphere. The staff was awesome & made me feel right at home.

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SC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was great but the singing was SO LOUD that we got our food packed up and left. Ridiculously loud. You couldn’t even hear the person beside you. It was a shame because the food and service were good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner food excellent and staff so attentive. Great entertainers. Loudness in the dining area is reason for one star lower

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here to see my son's performance in Hamlet and wanted to celabrate with him. We all enjoyed our meal as well as the singers who performed. Our Steaks were done perfectly and My girlfriend really enjoyed her Salmon/Shrimp dish.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience and great food. A must visit at Universal Orlando.

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J
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a romantic dinner here. The entire staff provided great service and our waiter Lawrence shared recommendations that helped enhance the experience. The food is delicious. When we vacation in a place with so many options I normally do not eat at the same place twice. We had such an amazing experience that we just had to go back. It was the highlight of many great meals both visit's. I look forward to returning and encourage you to try it. The opera singers were also enjoyed and very versatile. I just want to thank the chef and staff for helping to create a lasting memory we will treasure.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at Mama Della's. The atmosphere was unbelievable. It felt like we were in Venice, Italy. It was intimate, romantic, and gondolas were docked outside in the lake. We celebrated my teenage son's birthday. The staff made him feel so special. He was serenaded by the two lovely singers. I made him blushed because I sang right along with them. Ha! Then, he was given a complimentary birthday cake and ice cream. It was so good, he did not want to share. The food was very delicious. I never had a better Caesar salad. And, my lasagna was perfect. The next time I visit Universal Studios, I will be sure to return. It was the highlight of our trip.

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AD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem! Great food and excellent service - they serenaded me for my birthday :)
Lindsay was wonderful
Don’t hesitate to try if I’m Orlando

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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went to Universal Studios for a girls trip. We went to Mama Della’s the night we got there and had such an amazing dinner we had to go back before we went home. Both times we had amazing food and top notch service. Everyone was delightful and super friendly. We will be back!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great Service and a nice atmosphere. Can be a little Loud when the guys are singing but don’t let that deter you from the great food.

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JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So wonderful celebrating 21 year old Birthday and the experience was perfect all around

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PS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Despite the fact I was shocked to see that Fettucini Alfredo and spaghetti with meatballs were considered "traditionnal italian food" (NOT!!!), I really enjoy this restaurant.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Usually a must-do on our trips. This last experience was sub-par experience with very poor table service.

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RB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The freshly made Lasagns, ravioli and gnocchi were the highlight of the evening.
Our waiter was excellent

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MT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Place was not busy. Had 830p reservation, when checking in at 805 was told they will see us in 25 minutes. I could see lots of empty tables. They were rude and dismissive. The reservation was made specifically for a birthday celebration. We watched 3 other tables get sung to. We got nothing. Waitress barely made an appearance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit every anniversary and sometimes in between and we love our experience every time. The food and staff are always amazing.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was excellent! Live tableside music!

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and the serenades at the tables were awesome!!

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SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice, laid-back ambiance with a home style Italian feel. Food was alright. The ravioli was way too heavy and oily for our taste. The best part about the evening was the live opera singing/accordion playing. Both the tenors were fine singers and happy to accommodate requests. I would recommend this restaurant if you’re staying on hotel property.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and ambiance was lovely here, but sadly our service was lacking. It may have just been an off day for our waiter, but the lack of attention (we were done eating before even asked about more drinks, and our glasses had been empty for 20 minutes) and inability to get items in a timely fashion was off-putting, especially because we had a late reservation and they weren’t busy.

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KS
Naples
88 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience and will return on our next stay. The food was great and the musicians were so talented. Our service was excellent as well. Great night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 1

It was so loud. I couldn’t chat with my friend without having to shout. By the time we left my throat hurt from having to yell the whole time. We could barely hear our waiter as well. The service was wonderful. Our wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was just okay. For the price, I was expecting fresh quality food. The calamari was a bit fishy and tough, which means it’s not fresh. The vegetables looked and tasted like they were from a frozen dinner. The sea bass was tasty but again not fresh.

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SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service and food.

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TT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was excellent! Had a very nice evening there. Wouldn’t recommend the ceasar salad but everything else was great.

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LC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we have come to Florida over the past 15 years, we make a point of coming to Mama Della's.
We are always made welcome + feel like we have become part of their family.
You always warmly welcomed. Food has consistently been of a high standard.
Prices are reasonable+ quality of food excellent
The ambience + the singers coming round the tables make it a special evening

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JJ
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambience. Great service and the musical serenade made for a memorable experience

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together

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t
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our Twin daughters 18th Birthday! Unbelievable dinner. We make it a point to eat here whenever we are in Florida. The serenading of music is beyond words, vocals are amazing. Our meals are always perfect, from the bruschetta, to the lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and we can’t forget the gnocchi!!!! Looking forward to our next meal here.

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ED
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was fabulous all around - food , service and the music !!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. they had a strolling guitarist and singer who were both very lovely and stopped at every table which was a really nice touch. Our waiter was excellent and the food was very good too. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant was a little noisy but still conversation friendly.

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J
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner with a view! we sat outside on a wonderful evening. the food was fantastic the service was outstanding! can't wait to return.

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N
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere at Mama Della’s are both amazing. The fettuccine alfredo is out of this world! My favorite part of dining at Mama Della’s is the incredibly talented guitarist who sings at each table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was excellent and so was the food

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TA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious for our party of 7 and Chef Leo was so helpful in preparing a safe and tasty meal for my daughter with multiple food allergies. If you want a quiet meal ask to be seated outside. Inside it is loud and then when the musicians are singing, it is even louder.

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MP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood lasagna I've ever had!! Only downside, be prepared for a hefty bill.

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LB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Loved the singers!! Definitely will return!!

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