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Mama Mia - 44sw

4.4
908 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed dinner before the theater and they did a good job getting us out in time.

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Boobiecat
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My experience there was ok. I wasn’t super impressed. The workers were very nice and attentive. My food (Lasagne) was mediocre. Very mushy with no real flavoring in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Experience was horrible! Food was awful! The owner was our waitress and she was cursing right next to us the entire time we were seated, and proceeded to yell at staff members. The food was not good and actually made us sick.

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DeeJay
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and so was the service. The staff worked well together and the experience was nice. Mama Mia’s is a great local restaurant.

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mjktheatre
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and decent drinks. The Chicken Parm in particular was quite good.

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BartM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We even got to meet one of the family owners, (Conni?), And she was very gracious in her conversation with us.

Wonderful ambience and food. The bar was nice also, Where we started and waited for our guests arrival

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RayE
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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Pamland
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delious Food, Ambience and Music! Superb will go again!

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vipLeeC
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful experience!!

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DavidinMN
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb. Excellent service all under the watchful eye of the owner and founder herself. This is what NYC dining is all about.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service.

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vipElBe
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm, friendly, reasonably priced, good food. A top choice in the theater district

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice vibe with good food, great wait staff and excellent live jazz.

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vipBruceK
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited this restaurant many times over more than 20 years and it never disappoints. They also still have my favorite Pasta del Giorno dish on the menu from their early days. Rigatoni pasta with sweet sausage and spinach in a delicious garlicky sauce. Excellent! Great location, welcoming staff.

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RamonG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food, great service, good location. I will repeat next time in NY.

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KatieF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Thought we were going to get exceptional Italian food, and it was mediocre at best. Disappointed.

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Raymond1
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

After reading good reviews this was a big disappointment. Mama Mia missed the mark on many accounts. I had high hopes for a good traditional Italian meal and rather it all fell apart. To start the service was pleasant but they were not attentive. I had to stack our used plates and hand them to a passing waiter. There was no flow to the meal. I was constantly told….it’s coming. The food was very hit or miss. The fried calamari was delicious. The Cesar salad was sad. It amounted to diced romaine lettuce with a teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. That’s it!!! For the $9.50 you are charged you got 50 cents worth of romaine. The bread basket equally sad. For the three of us we got four half inch slices of Italian bread with a single pat of butter. I had to ask for more bread and was given the same dour inch long sliver of Italian bread. And not even warm!!! We ordered the fruit de mare with Arabiata sauce. I wish the server said how spicy it was going to be. One of my guests also ordered it and couldn’t even eat it. Then to top it all off we ordered desert. We ordered grandmother cake….then we’re told it was sold out. We ordered fruit tart….then we were told it too was sold out. Third we ordered Tira Misu…..guess what???? Sold out. After three attempts I asked what was left over? The server suggested a peach sorbet and a mango sorbet. I kid you not they came out and were rock solids that you couldn’t even use the spoon. The server then took them in to the kitchen to the heat to soften them up. They tasted awful!!! Needless to say I doubt I would ever return to Mama Mia nor can I ever recommend it as a consistently good Italian eatery. Go to Tony’s di Napoli instead. The food is superior. The staff remembers you are there and the
Restrooms don’t open up to seated tables as they do at Mama Mia.

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MelissaO
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Cute place. Easy place to get to and eat.

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Chelsea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food! Very friendly staff, felt very at home. Great Italian, family friendly restaurant with none of the extra fluff you don't need.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The service and the food was atrocious!

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Derek
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Excellent and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience! My third time dining here, and they are consistent. The owner is friendly and personable!

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ChristopherK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was non existent. Our appetizers and drinks were gone for over 30 minutes before a waiter even looked in our direction. In 2 hours I could only get my hands on two glasses of wine despite my glass being empty for the majority of the time we were there. I would have had 4 or 5 glasses and dessert but I didn't have 6 hours to spend.

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vipTrish
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia is our favorite! Food and service is always outstanding! Rafael always makes our experience the best!

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vipBeePee
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This my go-to Italian restaurant when I am in Manhattan. Never disappointed.

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vipTPFinHK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood Italian spot! I highly recommend Mama Mia

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was so incredibly slow. We had to get up and find a waiter/waitress for everything. We sat down and weren’t asked our drink order in almost an hour!

Food was very okay. Was not pleased with the experience at all

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MichelleS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of The best restaurants for homemade Italian food and was the first place we bee-lined to after we were fully vaccinated. We drove over an hour to get there just to be able to savour their amazing sauce. They also make good drinks too, I recommend the Prada Pear martini. We’re so glad they are able to stay in business and hope they’re around for years to come !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our reservation was for 10pm, we called to confirm and they said to arrive at 9:45pm. We did what we were told... we didn’t get sat until 10:30pm. It was valentine day so with that in mind and the level of business at that time, it is safe to say our experience was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 18th wedding anniversary and the food was AMAZINGGG. The whole group loved it, we are still taking about how great the food was. Thank you so much for a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

730 reservations, was not seated until 8pm. Waited until 830 to be approached by a server who finally took our drink orders. Waited about 30 minutes for our food in which they gave us the wrong order. The staff then took the plates away from us and brought them to the other table that ordered what they gave us. Then waiting another 15 minutes for our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place. From the adorable decor to the amazing staff, you feel like family when you’re there. We will be back!

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vipDavey
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast!

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KimberlyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. Unfortunately with the Covid guidelines and no indoor dining they were not heavily staffed (understandably) so it took much longer than we had anticipated to order and be served. But the staff was wonderful and apologetic and the food was great. They do not take reservations even though it appears as they do through open table so just know that in advance. It is first come first served. We were lucky as they had a table for us when we got there. Also dress warm if it is winter months.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and good service. The staff worked so hard on a cold rainy night to serve us outside. Will always come here when we visit NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im from Miami and i tried this restaurant back in February when visiting and It was so delicious, i had to come back! Highly recommend!

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AlTex
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and friendly service

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ElBe
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Old-fashioned family-owned Italian, good food and good prices. Excellent pre-theater choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Problem with my order. They fixed it right away. Great red sauce. I could drink it!

JP
JerryP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Waiter was extraordinarily personable.

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Mama Mia - 44sw offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 315-4582.

Mama Mia - 44sw is rated 4.4 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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