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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4.7

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4.7

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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)
Special Occasion (37)
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)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

The environment is perfect but the food is not that delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Friendly staff but the food should be better. The lasagna was way too much cooked and the ravioli could have had a better stuffing. Should also pick a better wine list with more reasonable prices. The good points are the friendliness of the staff and the fact that kids are welcome.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious and Fun! Food was Tasty...Service was Attentive...Entertainment was Very Enjoyable!! We will be back for sure. Grazie Mama Della!

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants, will be back everytime we are in Orlando. Definitely a must!!!!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is always on our list when we are in Orlando. I had the Lamb and it was fabulous. The singers are always fun with great songs.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Mama Della’s Ristorante was delicious. The ambiance was great. They play live music at your table. The food was delicious from the appetizers to dessert. I would definitely eat here again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We ate here when while staying at Portofino. Mixed drinks were good, calamari good , Caprese salad fine except the tomatos were barely ripened so the dish was only fair. Our entrees spaghetti with meatballs, and gnocchi were both very good, and our teen enjoyed the Cattiucca a lot. Service good with a nice ambiance though a bit loud but what would you expect with tons of families eating there? We will return again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Loved it. Food, entertainment and service were top notch. Will definitely visit again.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was great, the service was fairly attentive. The returant was very busy so no complaints about the service. It is load with live singing, but a festive atmosphere.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great atmosphere! Great food! Attentive wait staff! Great dining experience!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

One of our top five favorite restaurants! We will make this a regular stop on vacations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food, everything was prepared perfectly. There is great attention to detail. The service is prompt, and the wait staff pay close attention to every detail. Cannot wait to return.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent Italian food on relatively small cozy restaurant with Italian ambiance on a beautiful hotel setting reminder of PortoFino. We come here to eat every time we visit Orlando.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our server, Erik, was fantastic. We had very hungry kiddos and they moved very efficiently to accommodate them yet kept the experience very relaxing. A must for families!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Mama Della's atmosphere, food, and service were outstanding. My family and I ate here our last night at Portofino Bay and had a very nice dining experience. Based on the description I thought it would be quite casual, which it really was not. I would however say that it was a festive and relaxed atmosphere. It was pricier than I would have thought for a restaurant that is considered family-friendly, that said, the food was wonderful and I am very glad we dined here.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of the best restaurants I have ever enjoyed. Fantastic food, excellent service, great location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Really good food and ambience

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I had Dined here twice the food is extraordinary the service is just as extraordinary and the ambience with the live singers is fantastic I highly recommend this place and I will definitely be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We were celebrating NewYears, and as always we are always treated as family.
Everyone is so special. Fidan is so genuine and humble, we love coming here.
Ashley is amazing their manager is also very special.
Hope you get to enjoy the Restaurant one day the same way we do.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was our second visit to Mama Della's restaurant and we really enjoyed the evening! Our server was outstanding. The food was great....and the ambiance was very Italian! The roaming singers were very entertaining and enjoyable! It was a fun evening! Be sure to make reservations!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always have a great time, great service, great food and great live music

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect lasagna as always!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Can’t wait to go back!!!!
Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service, and experienced waiters.
Loved the appetizers. Had the best filet mignon ever!!!!! Maybe next time we Will take 1 to go...
The seafood was amazing as well!
We Will be back👍🏻

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Live Music, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. Great service. Lots of fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Holiday dinner with family

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were Celebrating Christmas with my kids. As always Fidan was Exceptional, food,etc Always feel so welcome and feel like part of their family.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food and service were amazing! We choose the bread burrata and arugula appetizer and the pollo ala carbonara it was all delish!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came here from the Hard Rock hotel for a traditional Italian meal and was VERY impressed. Classic Italian food in an inviting setting. Food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We celebrated Christmas at Mama’s and totally enjoyed everything from the music, service, food and wine. Wonderful

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was good but the service was very slow - we actually had to ask (after we'd been sitting about 10 minutes) if we even had a server. It improved a little once the waiter noticed us but lots of mistakes and still very slow. The food was good but not great. The price for two adults and two kids was a little over $100 so we did expect much better service and a bit more inspiring food. We live in Orlando so we go to the hotel restaurants a lot - some try really hard to earn repeat business and some seem to just want tourists to pop in, spend their money, and go. This experience fell in the latter category. The one thing that really impressed my whole family though was the live singing - the women in the trio had an amazing voice and that was the best part of our dinner!

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent service and food. Outside dining was a delight.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were very pleased from the minute we walked in until we walked out. Great food. Excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Seasonal, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic ambiance with opera singers moving around the restaurant.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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