Mama Mia - 44sw

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$30 and under
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Welcome to our family-owned restaurant since 1971! Three generations of our family have labored hard to bring you authentic Southern Italian recipes, a warm atmosphere, great service, and excellent food and wine! 

Blocks from the Theatre District, Mama Mia 44sw is considered the Best Family Owned Italian Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. Whether your from the neighborhood, a tourist, or theatre-goer this is a hidden gem certain to delight you!

We are consistently rated 4 to 5-Stars across the board!!!
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JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

They have always been great think it was thanksgiving holiday. I will go back.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with two girlfriends and had an awesome evening. Staff was friendly, food was awesome and reasonably priced, wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend!

MS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly and local to Hells Kitchen ... Great food!

KH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food, service was efficient, literally sit on top of your neighbors.

B
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful choice for pre holiday celebration lunch. Nine of us gathered here and all loved their food selections. I had the grilled chicken salad l.j Dad w goat cheese, delish and very satisfying for lunch. Some friends ordered pizzas or pasta dishes. One ordered an all vegetarian entree. We shared desserts and all had some good wines. Our waiter was very attentive and never rushed us. In fact the atmosphere was so nice we lingered for hours. Prices were very fair for lunch and we will come back.

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food all within a great timeframe to make our show on time!

AK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Large portions. Split with my friend and it was enough for the two if us. Wine list is good with good prices. Will definitely return.

LS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent spot for brunch/lunch with my parents. Definitely will return! Food and service were excellent!

DG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had tickets to a show at 8 pm and made a 6 pm reservation. It was so crowded when we arrived at 5:55 pm that we were not seated till 6:45. We had to look at the menu and order while we stood hovering over the tables with guests paying their checks. When we sat down the food arrived promptly but we were not in a great mood to enjoy it. Perhaps if we had gotten a 5:30 reservation we might have had a different experience. The food was good and the wait staff was attentive. I would not recommend this as a pre-theater restaurant

IK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had a 6 pm reservation and were not seated until 6:45. We were going to an 8 pm show. Hostess was vague, saying we would be seated soon. We ordered at the bar. No manager spoke to us about it.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Excellent Italian classics. Great location. Cute.

CM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service is very slow . My friends enjoyed their dishes , however I had an omelet. They skillet fry their omelet's and I found it very dry.

DN
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the meal but were not happy with the location of our table, right inside the front door.it was very drafty up against the window. And the space was very tight. The food, however, was very good and the wine list had some nice surprises reasonably priced.

c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a date night with my husband last Saturday at this restaurant and we loved it. The food was great! We had the mussels for app and the white wine sauce made the mussels even more delicious. I had the tri color Fettucini Champignon and it was very well cooked. Hubby had Chicken 44. For dessert we had La Bomba, very delicious fudge ice cream. The servers were polite and talkative. Everything was on time. Their wine menu is quite good. It’s a small restaurant so it can get tight but you can still have a private conversation. Parking can be a challenge, taking an Uber is highly recommended.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Terrible service and bartender was extremely rude. The only good thing was the water servers and the people who served the food. We won’t be back.

PJ
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food lacked flavor

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The bread, wine, and food were just mediocre. I wanted to like the restaurant more since I live a block away. The service was attentive and quick.

o
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Great Manhattan’s from the bar.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Confusion getting our table. Great food

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only complaint lighting was very low. Difficult to read menu. Otherwise great experience.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quality, good food and ambiance

JK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for a late lunch - 1:30pm so it was nice & quiet.

A get together with a friend we haven’t seen for a long time. The food was very good. We were a little disappointed that they were no longer serving sandwiches for lunch. They wanted us to order from a menu which is now both lunch & dinner.

RB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good meal, good service, would be happy to go again.

s
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service at a usually excellent restaurant I can recall. Never had a waiter come over to take our order and say “Food? “
Appetizer dishes not cleared until main course finished. Waiter spent most of the time looking at his cellphone instead of asking if we wanted anything.
Salmon which is usually excellent was over cooked.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food tasted amazing

MS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Overpriced mediocre Italian food.

CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious..the location was perfect to the Theatre District and Penn Station-- however we felt a bit rushed.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable would return

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at a family owned restaurant where the owners were present in the dining room and very hospitable. Delicious food!!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The dinner was ok but was very disappointed to see that they automatically charge a 20% tip ... We should be able to choose the tip we wish to give, especially that we were a party of 2

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was ok the chicken was tough but was a good size. Wine was very drinkable and service was just ok.

P
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow, food was fair. I ordered chicken marsala, which was overcooked chicken PIECES, not full cutlets, which were smothered under penne in a very sweet sauce. I have had this dish prepared other places in more savory marsala sauces. Other dishes served to my family were also fair..,, not a great value for the high price!

JK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will keep coming back to this restaurant. The food is outstanding, the family of owners are welcoming and the experience, awesome! Perfect for a date or before and after theater or just because! You will not be disappointed!

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but was rushed. Drinks, appetizers & main course finished in 30 minutes after we told the waitress that we just got out of a broadway matinee and that we weren’t in a hurry. We go out for a Saturday evening dinner I expect it to last more then 30 minutes. Food was good but with so many restaurants in the area we won’t be returning.

RW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service as always....can’t beat the price

OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and the owners are wonderful. They always take care of us.

f
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter rocked.

SC
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well prepared Italian food, large portions, friendly vibe, moderate prices, convenient choice in theater district.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s burthdsy

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my 'go to' restaurants in the Theatre District- a block away on 9th Ave. it has less of the noisy crowd that tends to go to restaurant row. The food is fantastic - I always think Mama is cooking just for me. Remember good food takes time ! The staff do not hurry you from course to course but are accommodating if you tell them you have theatre tickets.

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