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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.6
978 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
Italian
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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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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.
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.

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What 978 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day 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

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Shell (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bravo 
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!

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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

Fabulous musical entertainment, and amazin lasagna!

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RichP (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice restaurant - the tableside music was a definite highlight. Food was good. Only knock is alcohol prices were ridiculous, so we opted to stay dry (it is cheaper to drink in the actual theme parks!). Overall, if you're looking for the one decent and not quick serve meal at Universal, it's a good place to go.

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EricaB (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful! Just be prepared for loud live music from the roaming Italian band.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome. Special.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We return to this restaurant every time we come to Orlando. Even though it is sometimes 18mths between visits we are recognised + made very welcome.
Great Italian food, friendly staff amid homely surroundings

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JenD (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The ravioli and chicken carbonara were the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. The singers were great when they were not right next to your table. The food took a bit too long to come so we just ordered it to go. Still - it was amazing. Overall a good experience and we will be back!

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RobB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent authentic Italian food. The chef prepared an amazing risotto in a parmesan wheel that was absolutely phenomenal. The waiter and service was impeccable, and his recommendations for gluten-free pasta were the best. We will definitely be back during our next trip.

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vipluv2eatwell (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

My son and I visit Universal every year and Mama Della's never disappoints. The food is fabulous and reasonably priced, the service is great and the atmosphere is friendly. Definitely a step up from other resort restaurants we have visited.

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DavidM (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great, service was excellent. The strolling musicians were wonderful. Made this really special.

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