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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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (28)
Cozy (27)
Authentic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fun (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (7)
Waterfront (7)
Scenic View (6)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome. Special.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 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

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 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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·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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service and food! Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a great vacation date night at Mama Della's! My husband got the sausage and kale soup to start, and helped me with the antipasti tray. Both were delicious! Dinner was amazing, right down to the linomcello and tarimisu we had for dessert; and service was fantastic. The man who was bussing the table was very helpful, and our waiter was very attentive. There were even singers walking around stopping at each table. Great experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Where do I start, but to tell you that each time we dine at Mama Della’s it’s always Exceptional!!!
Ashley the host always amazing, and so accommodating with us. Everyone is always treated with respect and kindness. Fidan our server, but he is just so much more than that, is just so amazing, humble if there was a word higher than Exceptional he would be it. He is always so attentive and caring to our needs. He will do everything he can to make you happy with any special dish you would like. Everyone there is just so special. The food is to die for.
Hope you have the chance to dine there and experience what we do all the time.
This is our favorite restaurant it’s just so hard that they are 250 miles from us if we wanted to go weekly.
Hope you Enjoy!!!
Maria S

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

On vacation. Food was wonderful, server was attentive and helpful. Ambiance was quaint and more formal than southern Italian restaurant more on pair with high end northern Italian fine dining. Sound level was ok except when the musicians were playing near your table. Then it was hard to converse with others. Price was $125 for three for rather modest dinner with 1 drink per person. No dessert. But I would strongly recommend. Portions were generous

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service and delicious food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was our first time eating there and the service and food were excellent. Our server and assistant were really good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great atmosphere with authentic Italian singers. Nice friendly service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Anniversary dinner with my wife. The atmosphere is outstanding and as always the food & Service was also.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great dinner and great service. Will be back again!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The environment is perfect but the food is not that delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 13, 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 12, 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 9, 2018

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

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 (Las Vegas)·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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 (Orlando)·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 6, 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 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 4, 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 3, 2018

Really good food and ambience

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