Mama Stortini's - Kent Station

4.1
314 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
American favorites, Italian classics and fresh, local Northwest influences at reasonable prices. Best Happy Hour in town and easy parking at Kent Station.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(253) 854-5050
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derek Stewart
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Catering
Our knowledgeable event planners, professional catering staff and skilled chefs have years of experience in handling the large and small details of both intimate parties and large events, elegant or casual. Contact an event planner now at 253.604.0600
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Cross street
Ramsay and James
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Parking details
Free and easy access parking at Kent Station Shopping Center
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Public transit
Kent Station for King County Metro and Sound Transit
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 314 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent happy hour available in bar and dining room. Delicious dinner menu! We had friendly service and a birthday treat!

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JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been here before. Drinks were delish. Dinner was AMAZING. We took advantage of the buy 100.00 gift card and get 100.00 in coupons to come back in the future. We were just here Saturday and ready to come back again!

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great! Will definately be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I got a group of co-workers together for a fundraiser. The special for the fundraiser was a spaghetti dinner with red or white sauce. There seemed to be a bit too much black pepper in the red sauce, as two of the 4 of us could not eat the sauce as it was too spicy. We'd already filled up on an appetizer platter, so this was no big deal. I usually order a cream sauce dish when I go so I don't know if this is normal for their red sauce and it wasn't too hot for me. Note: the two who minded the heat didn't let the server know--I'm sure the restaurant would have been happy to change them to the cream sauced dish if asked. Service was great and the appetizer platter was very good---specially the fried calamari. Very tender, which isn't always the cast at other restaurants.

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CM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a family, quick service and food was delicious.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The hostess was clearly overwhelmed. It was dinner time, one hostess and she’s running around trying to bus tables, seat people and answer the phone. We had a reseravation and were seated late. The server and the food was great, no complaints. More than one hostess is needed at dinner time. We saw 2 parties leave, as the hostess was ignoring people.

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PD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pizza and the chop salad both were great. Service was great too

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AW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The all day Happy Hour menu on Sunday is always my favorite. So many great food and drink choices. Delicious and affordable! Staff was friendly and attentive. Always a good time.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was GREAT. I had my 2 roommates and I ate off of their plates. I was one of their b-days and she wanted to try something new. Now we have a new favorite restaurant!!!!! Wish there was one on Mississippi because thats where I'm moving. Lets work on that next

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Was a horrible experience. Used to be so good. Food was overcooked, service was lousy, and not worth the prices we paid.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This worked out well for the vegetarians in our family, they had a variety of choices

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KU
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Love going to Mama’s. Unfortunately there were ants crawling all over the floor by our table (inside the restaurant-NOT outside). The noise level is almost always too loud. Difficult to talk to friends and family. But the food and service was good.

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DV
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had happy hour in the bar before dinner. Our server John was outstanding 🍸🍹 Dinner in the dining room, food was really good and great service too.

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GT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this restaurant and so did my little brother who came to visit from
California. Food was terrific as well as the service. Atmosphere was nice and relaxing.

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JF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. The high ceilings and open space makes it louder than expected. Great place overall.

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AF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to this location many many times and never disappointed. Have every intention of returning.

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent. Had a great wine list . Our server had a awesome attitude and we were not in the need for anything. Management visited our table and seemed to really care about his guests.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parents were in town, excellent dinner location when you don't want fast food

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PW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

It was extremely loud, our group could not hear each other so was hard to have a conversation . Food is very good

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J
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughter's high school graduation, so it was a nice lunch. Great service and food.

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MB
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took my parents to lunch for their 68th anniversary. The food was good but it was extremely noisy.

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KA
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a celebration. The food was good and the staff were super friendly and accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

We were late for the concert since our 5:30 reservation was not seated until well after 6pm. On evenings when there is a concert at Showare they should stop seating seat diners who do not have a reservation after a certain time. Diners without reservations who showed up slightly earlier backed up all the reserved tables and we had to wait for tables to clear. Food was great but we were 30 minutes late to the concert.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to have dinner before our concert at Showare. Our reservation was st 5:15, arrived at 5:10, we got seated around 5:40. Which I suppose was to be expected on an event night. Kent station as a whole was swarming with concert goers. Overall the food, beverages, hostess keeping us informed, service by Luke was amazing. Highly recommend Mama’s to everyone!

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k
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My friend arrived before me and was seated. When I arrived the hostess was on the phone and her back was to the entrance. I thought she would be a while so I joined my friend at our table, which apparently caused Open Table to get a notice we were a No Show for our reservation. Open Table quickly corrected that upon receiving the info I provided.

Jessica was our server and she provided good service. The kitchen burned my Lazy Lasagna so instead of bringing it to me she asked them to make another one, which I appreciated. The one I got didn't have much flavor, and the cheese top was almost burned. I've been to this restaurant several times and I think this was an off-night for them. I will go back and hope for a better experience next time.

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p
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. I wish that the portion size is bigger though, considering how much each entree actually costs.

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OD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mama's had been our go to spot for birthdays, valentines day and other special occasions because the food is always delicious and the service very good, Unfortunately on Mother's day, we all agreed the food was not up to par and while it was busy I wouldn't say it was any busier than Valentines day and the service was very slow. We had to ask multiple times for water, dirty forks and appetizer plates needed replacing and took way too long. The Caesar was barely dresses and had not much flavor at all. The Salmon, which is a favorite of all of my family is usually served on a bed of sautéd squash and zucchini which complements the Salmon wonderfully. Sunday it was served on a bed of cooked kale (with the very tough stems) that had been drowned in lemon. While we enjoy Kale, this was completely un-enjoyable. Our waitress did comp a dessert which was very nice and quite tasty. We will probably give it another try in case this was just a bad night.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to Mama's many times. This out favorite restaurant in Kent.

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PT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Reasonably priced too!

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r
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very friendly. Service was great, the food was great also and the price was right.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My husband and I, along with our children (ages 24 and 17) went there to celebrate Mother's Day with my parents, who are in their 80s. The service was basic (besides ordering and getting the food, we didn't see them much,) and the food was delicious! We each had something different, plus an appetizer selection, and everything was done to perfection. Yum!
We were there and seated just before sunset; not long after we got our food, the sun started shining on the eyes of two of our party and we couldn't really do anything about it. We kept an eye out for a server, and eventually someone came to refill our water. She said she would see if there was a shade that could be drawn, but nothing happened, as far as we could tell, so we ended up eating with our heads in awkward positions until the sun finally set.
My other complaint is the noise. We were seated in the table right behind the front desk, so, basically, in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant wasn't particularly crowded, but we had a lot of difficulty understanding anyone but the person next to us, just because the acoustics are terrible in there; it wasn't only the seniors who couldn't hear, it was everyone.
My recommendation: just go with a small party, not over 4 people, and sit near a wall.

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We knew it was going to be busy on Mother's day but it wasn't honestly that bad. We were seated right away, because we made a reservation but we were ignored for almost 15 minutes ; finally we got water. After that we both ordered our meals except that mine didn't come with the marsala sauce that it was supposed to so I was basically served noodles that tasted like they came from a local teriyaki joint and they were overcooked and squishy and just really awful. I didn't even finish much of the plate but I didn't want to be a pain because it was Mother's Day so I didn't trouble the waitress by ordering any other dish. My partner ordered piece of fish with potatoes and the potatoes were exceptionally Bland and super sticky and the fish was covered in what was supposed to be parmesan but was actually just a ton of bread crumbs... and the fish was overcooked so it was just dry fish with more dry bread crumbs.

What sucks is that I've been here before and I specifically took my friend to this restaurant for this occasion because he was out of town from Detroit and had never been there before and we were both exceptionally dissatisfied and I found myself apologizing repeatedly for the meal and the service throughout the rest of the evening because I know it's been better than that in the past.

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DT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Great food and great service!!! Crab cakes taste the best and lobster tail Mac and cheese to die for!!!!

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance. Our server was awesome and the food was great. We had a great time.

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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The portions are super small for the price.

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ZX
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Close to showare . The food has been always good here . It’s become our to go place before events at the ShoWare Center ! Totally a better choice then the ram !!

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LL
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

This place is always Great Food, but you must put up with the EXCESSIVE NOISE

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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Easter Brunch?
This is a tough review.... I've really enjoyed this place in the past, but we went on Sunday for Easter Brunch and it was very mediocre. I ended up ordering the "Drive-In Burger..."
why a burger? the menu was so limited.... we were apparently at that awkward time just before the full dinner menu came out... the brunch menu seemed more like a happy hour selection... next time I will wait until the full kitchen is available.

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JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Easter Brunch. Portions were not overpowering and was an awesome brunch! We will be back again.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good portions, great food and excellent service.

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