Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.7
1286 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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KR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Fantastic service! Mama even came to our table! Will be back on our next trip!

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KK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 11, some of them serious foodies. There was an array of dishes ordered from Seafood stew (fabulous sauce) to Salmon and jumbo shrimp, to the best, most tender piece of steak (filet mignon- done simply because the meat was so good) with incredible truffle mashed potatoes to simple gnocchi and chicken parm - both presented and cooked perfectly. The service was very good and the singers that seranade the tables were talented and they take requests! We all were very pleased with the entire experience.

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EL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been here before twice and this was my third time. The food is great, although i feel that the wuality of the mozzarella and olive oil could be better. The pasta is delicious and the chicken parm, and the soup is a few of the items ive tried and loved. The caprese tomatoes were amazing! To die for. But the mozzarella was definitely low quality. And the olives oil on side provided was not good, when italian, cheese and olive oil are so important to me. And that was a major fail. Regardless, i love the service, the atmosphere, the singing, and mostly all dishes are perfection. Wine menu could be better but still decent. Overall, i always come back. Love it

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Staff were warm, welcoming and made a simple dinner reservation to a very celebrated evening for us.

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m
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Calamari!! Food was good, beautiful restaurant.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening--superb food, excellent service, wandering musician and singer, and personal greeting from Mama Della! Magnifico.

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

Awesome food and service. Very cozy and welcoming. Amazing

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EC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I asked for something special to celebrate my daughter's birthday and they were extraordinarily attentive with her, they left balloons in place, they put a personalized cake and we were very pleased with the moment. Congratulations for your willingness to make us have a great time.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was wonderful! Mama Della, herself, and our waiter, Youssef, were awesome! Music was beautiful! Great experience overall!

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was craving some Italian food during a recent visit to Orlando. Since I was staying next door at the Hard Rock, I decided to walk over to the Portofino and check out Mamma Della's. The menu, atmosphere, and wine list did not disappoint. I was seated promptly and my food was delicious.

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday was exceptionally special with music and amazing food

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n
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Bit pricey, ok food but not worth what we pay. Service was excellent.

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DL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Extremely poor service. They clearly lost track of my order and did not prep it until I complained. Waiter was completely useless

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond Amazing food. So authentic Italian cuisine. Best meal thus far!

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FJ
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Consistent,amazing food! Like walking into your Grandmother’s dining room. Try the Chicken Carbonara or the Eggplant Parm. Wish I had a Mama Della’s in Philadelphia!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food! I also loved how personalized the music was as they played to each table as we ate. Loud environment though, don’t expect to have a quiet conversation!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! Service was great! Can't wait to go back

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L
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our waiter disappeared!! The young man who “assists” the waiter was essentially our waiter. Much more attentive to our needs than our actual waiter.
This is our 2nd time at Mama Della’s and we were VERY disappointed in the food as well as the service, especially for the amount of money that you pay!!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner with wine . Chef came over and talked to us .

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and service was top-notch! Everyone from Junior to Calvin to Mama Della herself! Great way to celebrate my sweetheart's birthday! Thanks, Everyone!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erik, our waiter was super terrific. Food was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!!

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j
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing! I could not of picked a better place to celebrate a birthday! The music and food were to die for! Thank you for a great experience!

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friend’s Birthday

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B
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to mama dellas...and we had a great dinner! The food was yummy and our server was very efficient and courteous! We will definitely return to this restaurant when we return to Orlando!

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M
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining at Mama Dellas and the exemplary service provided by Calvin made this one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. He knew each item on the menu down to the detail and made top notch recommendations for the four of us. He was very attuned to one gluten allergy and knew how each dish could be transformed into a gluten free meal. Fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken was a favorite for the kids. Appetizers were outstanding - mussels and caprese salad were delicious and perfectly prepared. The lamb and chicken carbonara were simply mouth watering. I absolutely would not go back unless I knew Calvin was working and could serve us. His appreciation for good food and knowledge of the menu along with wine pairings truly made this a five star experience. Thank you Calvin for being such a shining star and making our last night out at universal memorable!

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LC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Youseff he was outstanding!!!!!!!!!!! We have been there 3 times and always wonderful!!

Lori Cosentino.. We will be back in the spring.

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SR
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Italian food in a very decorous setting. Good family style portions, great wine list and good choice of desserts. The show stopper was the band that belts out old Italian classics. We had a nephew with some allergies and the chef came out to the table, listened to us and specially cooked a pasta dish that was allergens free. Great food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend if someone is in the Orlando area

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the freshly made pastas at Mama Della's. The carbonara and chicken parmigiana were my family's favorite dishes. My daughter ordered the buttered pasta and ham from the kids' menu and loved it. While we were there, three gentlemen approached each table and beautifully sang Italian songs. Also, the waiter was very friendly and attentive. We ate at three Italian restaurants (2 different ones at Disney World and Mama Della's) while we were in Orlando and Mama Della's was our favorite. We are looking forward to eating there again the next time we visit Orlando.

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SB
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mama's food was excellent ! Lasagnas were out favourite , meatballs excellent. Outside terrace had no particular ambiance. Overall à nice dinner for four.

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Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Mamm Dellas! The food was so delicious, and the service was perfect! We will definitely come back and highly recommend!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Fast service. Good food. Loved the opera singer. Would definitely go back again.

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LN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Always perfection. Mamas has the best food.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We were there Christmas Day and also my son’s birthday. Food and service totally exceed our expectations. They have really good pasta there. Filet mignon is also very good. We tried their tiramisu, excellent! They surprised my son with a big gelatos with four different flavours. A very professional singer and a guitar professional delivered birthday song to him and even invited us to pick a song . My husband picked ‘New York, New York ‘ their performance made us feel we are in a concert! Thanks to our server who kindly arranged all these for us. We forgot to ask his name. He was a nice black gentleman. Thank you !

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WH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined here for Christmas Day dinner. food was excellent. I had the lamb chops with polenta and spinach. Very savory. My husband had the lasagna. Although lasagna is a basic dish it is hard to get it really good. Here you receive just what you hoped for. Prices were reasonable for the quality of food and Universal hotel location. We will be dining here again and will definitely bring family.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and we loved our server. People and place was great. Absolutely recommended

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ! Food excellent !my only concern is the hostess staff. They didn’t care about you! I have a reservation and people enter before me in the restaurant. I have to tell them twice before they take care of us. They have to improve. But service and food excellent !

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

they have the best calamari and a great variety of food.

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