Mama Mia - 44sw

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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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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AlTex
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and friendly service

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vipElBe
New York Area
42 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
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Waiter was extraordinarily personable.

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vipRaymond
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Reservations not honored. Waited almost 25 minutes for our table. Rushed through dinner in order to make a show. Distressing.

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vipMarvinS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!
A great Hells Kitchen neighborhood find!

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vipNYFoodie
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is a neighborhood staple and the food is always good. It can get crowded, but we hit a quiet day and it was very pleasant.

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vipDelightful
Dallas
137 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint little Italian restaurant in Hell's Kitchen with an extensive menu of pastas and a wicked sangria

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was not really tasty, but very expensive! And be careful when receiving the bill cause they put on 30$ Extra for the service, without informing or asking!

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RebekahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food was good and solid value, but the reason I give it a high rating is because of the service. I received the phone call that my father is dying while I was at the restaurant. The server was so thoughtful- giving me as private a place as possible to have the phone conversation, then giving me a stiff drink and checking in with me at the table. The empathy and humanity shown was way beyond. Decent food, great value and beautiful, wonderful humans.

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GCRodriguez
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a good place to go when it’s not busy. It was disappointing that they wanted to kick us out when we weren’t even finished with our food. They forgot to put the candle in the dessert for the birthday girl before serving it. Overall the food is good, but service could be better.

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vipJoel
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was packed which is a good sign. Our server talked me out of the Vodka Pasta to a chicken dish where the chicken was well over cooked. Thus, the food was subpar.

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vipchrisk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The place was very crowded and waited long time for food. Food was average. Would not go back again given the dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and it did not disappoint. Our server was attentive and the food was delicious.

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SusanC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner post-theater (At 11 PM) so the restaurant was relatively quiet. I appreciated the the menu stated if an appetizer was enough to share. The seasonal vegetables over greens was delicious. I had the chicken eggplant rolatini parmigiana. It was delicious. My one complaint is that the entrees came out very quickly, while we were still working on the appetizer. Water glasses were kept filled. Prices were very good.

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richardL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and considering you are in Manhattan prices were moderate. Wine list also very good they were very attentive and never tried to upsell

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vipKirJoyce
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favorite brunch spot in Hells Kitchen! Our server, Timea is always very attentive and personable! Would definitely recommend!

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vipcnsf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service. We love the place, but beware the prices are pretty high. We spent about $65 per person after tip, with no wine or drinks.

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Teebee
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

DTM is consistently good, the food, ambiance and service. I've been a patron for years.

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dwjw
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia W44 is a gem. The food is delicious, the people who work there are lovely, and the prices are reasonable. I recommend it often.

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WendyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My only negative is my group of 4 felt rushed. The servers where taking plates and glasses almost as soon as you put your fork down to take a break.

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vipRayYanks
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Lentil soup had very few lentils & mashed potatoes were instant from a box. Tables too close together. Front door didn't close all the way so cold air was constantly blowing in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is incredible, especially the pasta. Better meatballs than my grandmother used to make, and that is saying something!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Food was wonderful atmosphere was nice

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Daniel
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. My third time back to Mama’s from Georgia. It is “our place” and I got engaged there this week! Always the best experience!

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vipILUVSEA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had to wait 40 minutes past our reservation time. Just glad we weren’t one of the many tables trying to get to a show.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Authentic Italian Great atmosphere

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vipChandraG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is very small like many New York restaurants but the food is absolutely delicious!! We had the lasagna, gnocchi, chicken Parmesan, and the tortellini and loved it all!

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vipDVA123
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great find, the spaghetti and meatballs were outstanding.

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Renee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little place, cozy and warm with a terrific bar tender. Food was good, service with a smile and we enjoyed our dinner. The only problem was the long wait. It was the Saturday before Christmas and the place was packed. The awesome bar tender took very good care of us, even bringing us bread and butter to much on while we waited. He made the long wait a very pleasant experience.

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vipB123
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before theatre! Service and food are great and relaxed . We dined in the back room and it is a bit quieter there but we've had great service and fun in front room as well! We'll be back! Very good mushroom ravioli and chicken piccata which we ordered with angel hair pasta instead of potatoes!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Hazelnut dessert is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Mia’s was amazing! The ambiance was great! The food was even better! The staff are very friendly and efficient! We will be back!

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First impression was the hostess and she appeared to be on drugs in my opinion (slurred speech, talking slow, eyes rolled up). Our waitress was so-so. She wasn’t that friendly in the beginning, and I felt like she didn’t pay as much attention to us as the other customers because I was with my 10 year old and I look young myself (I’m 35 but look younger). I felt she was paying more attention to the other guests who were older, maybe she thought they would leave her a bigger tip, I don’t know. But towards the end she did give me directions to where I asked. I had penne vodka and it was good, it wasn’t great, but it was good. I also had an organic side salad that was the most boring salad ever, literally lettuce and 3 slices of tomato (house dressing was good though!) My son had spaghetti and meatballs, he enjoyed the spaghetti but did not like the meatballs. I tried a meatball and it was eh, not that great, I’ve definitely had better. With ALL the dining options in NYC, I probably would not go back.

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vipFrenchlover
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always dependable. Food always good. Service always good. They will see that you have a lovely experience whether you have all evening or are on your way quickly. All issues get resolved quickly. Loved it.

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RobertM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was here on a Saturday night. Had to wait 25 minutes for a 6:15 reservation. Was very crowded and noisy. Tight seating.. The service and food were excellent . Highly recommended. Will come back on a weekday night.

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BeckyF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal. I love the coziness if this restaurant and staff was very kind and accommodating. We ran late in traffic and they were able To shift our reservation 30 minutes later so we didn’t miss it. I am very grateful thank you!

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Osameek
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been going to Mama Mia for years. It is thebest value for good food in New York City. The best Brunch and lots of choices for Dinner. The staff goout of their way to make you happy.

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vipLeslieL
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Pasta is really tasty. Very attentive server.

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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 4.3 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

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