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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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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

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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

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (41)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Authentic (34)
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Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Live Music (27)
Cozy (22)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Scenic View (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
People Watching (7)
Business Meals (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Waterfront (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Live Music
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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food5
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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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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing, and the service even better. If you come here, do yourself and get the table-side rosotto made by the head chef, it is amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A most enjoyable evening. It's like dining in Italy as the surroundings are a replica of Portofino.
The food and presentations are terrific...and the live operatic music makes the final touch.
In a word...fabulous!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is our second time eating at Mama Della's and, just like the first time, the experience was one to remember. Both visits have been to celebrate special occasions and we will continue to make a tradition out of it. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding, and the staff has made us feel so special time after time. We love Mama Della's!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, People Watching, Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

My friend and I had an exceptional time while dining at Mama Della’s Ristorante, the staff was so well mannered and polite I felt like a queen at my own dinner table. Authentic Italian food I have grown to love and and love more now after eating at Mama Della’s Ristorante. We sat outside on the patio and loved every minute of our dinner. Everyone should experience one dinner at Mama Della’s, they won’t regret it!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent rest. We return from Scotland everytime we stay in Orlando- at least twice per vacation.
We are always given a great welcome.
This is a great place to eat

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant as the food and ambiance is amazing. Staff acknowledged we had been there before and thanked us for returning which I felt was a nice touch. However, this booking was to celebrate our wedding anniversary which I had mentioned on our booking but was not acknowledged by any staff member which I did find rather upsetting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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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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 (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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