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

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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4.6

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4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (41)
Romantic (41)
Good for a Date (38)
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Live Music (37)
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Authentic (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Cozy (29)
Comfort Food (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Fun (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Casual (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Business Meals (10)
Scenic View (9)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Waterfront (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
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Great for Brunch (2)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The atmosphere and experience was amazing!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food, cozy atmosphere, & warm attentive staff. We take friends here every time we go to Orlando. Everyone loves it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic food, great service, and the singers top it off! We have dinner there every time we go to Universal.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a go to spot when friends are in town. The food is always good and consistent, and the music is always a joy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was an amazing dining experience . It wasn't our first time here and certainly will not be the last ! Our server Youssef was very attentive to our every need .. Tableside Risotto perpare by Chef Leo was exquisite !

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always try to eat here when in Orlando. Food is always great and will come again.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The best Italian dinner that I have had in " forever " ! By the way, we were in Italy I'm May '16 !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I’ve been to Mama Della’s Ristorante four times and every single time has been exceptional. Service is amazing and food is perfectly prepared and delicious. I highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food! Excellent service! And a beautiful touch of live music at the tables... I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the area and love good Italian food. In fact, it was so good that we went back for a second dinner during our vacation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My wife and I were given a quiet corner for an anniversary dinner. Service was great and we departed totally satisfied with our dinner and experience. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Delicious, homestyle, cozy Italian dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Outstanding service and wonderful, well prepared food choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had wine and dessert during our first experience. Our server Lindsay was fantastic, funny, and attentive! The tiramisu and chocolate molten cake were wonderful. We will return very soon to try the chef specials. Table side risotto.....looked amazing. Pricing is a bit high, but for the decor, atmosphere, service and being a resort restaurant, it was in ball park with most similar restaurants. I felt like I was in Mama Della's home. See you real soon.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a wonderful Birthday Dinner!
Food and Service were great . Singing by the opera singers fantastic rendition of Partiro !

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Ate here while staying at Loew's Portofino. The food was amazing. The service just right. The serenades by the three Italians was lovely. My husband and I had a very romantic evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Their lasagna is outstanding. Great food and great price.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Mama Della's is one of favorite restaurants in Kissimmee. We visit this restaurant every time we are in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Came here with my family as we were staying at the Portifino on vacation. We had the lasagna, the spaghetti with meatballs and I ordered the squid ink lobster ravioli special, which was fabulous. Finished the meal with a chocolate tart and a glass of Graham's 10 year tawny port. Just really impressed with the meal and the service overall, it felt like eating in someone's home, but with an elevated menu. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very good calamari appetizer, excellent lasagna and Shrimp dinners and loved the cannolis. If you are looking for a quiet place for quiet conversation and romantic date, this is not ideal as there were a lot of families/children. Also, do not eat before going as you will get a ton of food! Service was amazing. Overall though it was a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The special of the night (lobster ravioli with port wine sauce) was amazing. My kid devoured his spaghetti and meatballs so I am guessing he loved it to. The ambiance was great with the singers (beautiful voices, accommodating to our requests)

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food and the atmosphere at Mama Della's was outstanding. The lamb shank was cooked to perfection and just fell off the bone. I wish I could remember then name of my waiter because he was excellent and very professional as was all of the wait staff. I enjoyed my meal vert much at Mama Della's and will most definitely return the next time I'm in Orlando.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great place & outstanding service and live entertainment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Mama Dellas is an amazing restaurant. I love the singers. The food the hotel. Truly feels like you are in portofino Italy. The special shrimp pasta was very good.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Everything was delicious and loved the atmosphere.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Unexpected portions...experienced it through the magical dining menu and had leftovers brought home! Yummie food! Best lasagna I've ever had bar none...

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our third time back. We always make reservations every time we're in town. We love the live musicians. Large portions, good solid Italian food.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We visited Mamma Della's on the final night of our Universal Orlando vacation. We have been to Italy and it reminded us of some of the restaurants we ate at there. The live singers were a nice touch, we even got to request a song. Great for a special family meal, the teens even enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We stayed at Portofino Bay Hotel so this restaurant was convenient. It is a very charming place with good Italian food. Our family really enjoyed the entire experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food. A little pricy, but nice ambiance with the strolling opera

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Dinner at Mama Della's was the highlight of our vacation. Delicious food, excellent service and live music to serenade you! Mama herself was there and you could tell she truly cared that we were happy with our visit. We were! Thank you.

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Wonderful resort and mama's was welcoming and quiet. A break from the parks with good food and a group to serenaded us with any song we chose. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Cozy
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Pricey, but what do you expect from a Universal Resort.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Mama Della's is fantastic. The entire experience is outstanding. The food is exceptional and the atmosphere and service are wonderful. This was a must visit for my husband to experience what I had been raving about for two months! I can't wait for a return visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. Great atmosphere and awesome food.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Absoulty loved Mama Dellas! Very authentic! Reminded me of my grandmother's home. Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very good food! Great swrvice, polite, the singer's are amazing !

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 (London)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great fun evening and meal good Italian pasta fun music

Tags: Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was fantastic ! The singing was wonderful! Felt like we were in Italy!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food , good value but come hungry the portions are very large.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was good but pricey although expected when associated with the them parks. The strolling singers were a hit with my kids. The decor and ambiance keeps up the Portofino feeling.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Live Music, Authentic
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