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.

5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(407) 503-3463

Website:
http://www.dineatmamadellas.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Leon Teow

Additional:
Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy Christmas Eve in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring
strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy Christmas in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring
strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring
strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

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.

Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.8

value

4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (39)
Romantic (39)
Good for a Date (35)
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Special Occasion (34)
Authentic (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Live Music (29)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (17)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
People Watching (8)
Scenic View (7)
Waterfront (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

Fantastic ambiance with opera singers moving around the restaurant.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding !! We try to go every year for our anniversary and it never fails to reconfirm our high opinion of this restaurant. The food was fabulous the atmosphere was very unique.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Average at best Italian food, but very expensive for what you get

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Great wine list at reasonable restaurant prices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Fantastic food and great ambience with singers roaming the tables.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The menu was varied, and each of the several items ordered proved to be outstanding. The service was extremely attentive. The table side live music was beautiful.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A delightful evening thanks to a wonderful guitarist and vocalist and fabulous food! Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and entertainment! From the moment we walked in, it was truly a special place

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The meal was outstanding. The guitarist and singer were amazing as well, totally adding to the dining experience. The wait staff was very attentive.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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.
Bon appetit

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely excellent authentic Italian food with a perfect mix of menu options and outstanding wine! Our server was extremely kind and helpful! Will definitely go back as soon as I’m in the area again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Live Music, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous FABULOUS restaurant, absolutely the best Italian I have had in a long long time! Youssef was great server, loved the travelling opera singers the best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Cozy, People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best Italian restaurant my family and I have ever eaten at it. We love it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waitress was great. Food was good. Overall a great place to eat.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our friend loved the Veal and the staff atmosphere was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Live Music
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

What an outstanding dinner. The home made breads and gnocchi was the beat I’ve had outside of Italy. Everything was fresh and perfectly presented. The table side singing with guitar was memorable. The service was exceptional. We will be back!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service and food!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good service. Good Menu. Live Music. You may need to book ahead during busy times.
Food was very good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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food2
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food! Ambiance was very nice. Prices were reasonable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing. This is our third visit. We can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Mamma Dellas was amazing!! Food was excellent, staff was warm and charming and the strolling Italian singers made it the perfect Italian dining experience!
We will definitely be back!!!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

First family vacation ever... wonderful...strolling musician singers the best

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was excellent!! We had Calamari for a appetizer and it was excellent!! Great service from our waiter.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service was TERRIBLE
Didn't receive things we asked for
Water glasses empty for a very long time
Seats right in front of the kitchen
Very limited menu

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time my friends and I have eaten here and it’s been exceptional both times. The singing is amazing and the food is even more amazing! Next time we will definitely get a room here.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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
Live music
My dayghter loves the beatles and he even sang a beatles song
strongly recommend A must go at lear once in your life

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The meal was salty, but i was there for the atmosphere more then eating. Thank you for making our 50th anniversary special.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Best choice if you are staying at the hotel. Good food for all palets.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The Italian guitar player was such a nice touch playing romantic songs and taking requests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Love the food and the ambience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As it seems per usual in America, and we are American… Way too much food per serving. So much waste. But it was good!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is far and above the best restaurant in Universal. Great food, service and atmosphere. Five star every time

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great Beer, Casual, People Watching, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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