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Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.6
971 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 971 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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Michy (New York Area)
5.0  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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EasyChatt (Omaha)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  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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LongwoodBob (Orlando)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  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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RichP 
5.0  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.

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EricaB 
4.0  Dined on February 11, 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 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

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JenD (Chicago)
4.0  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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RobB 
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 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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MariaC 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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viproses (Chicago)
5.0  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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Marifa (Miami)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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vipkevindeckerjr (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service and delicious food

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vip69er (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great atmosphere with authentic Italian singers. Nice friendly service.

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