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Mama's Meatball

4.6
541 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
Mama's Meatball has specialized in creating seasonal menus by using only the finest and freshest ingredients. We have vast experience in creating exceptional environments with a full service catering for weddings, special events, holiday parties, corporate engagements & gatherings of any size and location. It is our pleasure to make sure that everything looks and feels as extraordinary as it will taste.

Come join us in the Creamery in downtown San Luis Obispo and enjoy our authentic Italian cooking featuring housemade pastas, pizzas, breads, and desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm & 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 544-0861
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicola Allegretta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nipomo St.
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Whether you are planning an intimate gathering of 5 or a celebration of 1000 attendees, no task is too large or too small; Haute Catering will set the tone for an unforgettable experience of epicurean excellence.
Première and Launch Party
Grand Opening
Offsite Meetings
On site Dinner Meetings
Board Meetings
Executive Retreats
Teambuilding and Training Programs
Incentive Programs
Company Picnics
Open House Receptions
Movie Set Catering
Private Air Travel Catering
Trade shows
Conventions
Weddings
Rehearsal dinners
And more!
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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foodie1 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We have been to Mama's Meatball about 4 times and had different dishes, all of which were excellent. This place never disappoints. Prices are good and food authentic. Love this place!!! Will be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Expected more

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall experience was very good. The salads seemed fairly generic, almost if they were the bagged kit salads from Albertsons. Entrees were delicious! Ambiance was good, the tables are all pushed closely together so it’s not very private. However, the candles and overall atmosphere were good. I would go back again!

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scottg 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Simply one of the very best restaurants in SLO. I go there at least once a week. Friendly and great wait staff. It's the real thing in Italian dining.

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LarryA (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

GREAT FOOD.
WE HAVE BEEN DINING HERE FOR YEARS. ALWAYS EXCEEDS EXPECTATION.

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SLH55 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is always excellent. A pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food & wine with excellent service

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murrymu (Palm Springs)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice setting as it has been remodeled. Issue was waited 45 minutes for food to arrive after ordering. Everyone kept saying that was usual. Travis, the manager, offered absolutely nothing and was rude and told us we should try Novo or Luna Red! I have never seen such a brazenly "whatever" attitude. When you're spending 200 for dinner at least an apology or a dessert would be nice!!! Owner should know how rude manager is.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious food! Tasted many of the dishes at my table, and all were so good!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals: scallops in cream sauce- can’t recall what the others ate, but they loved it. Waiter recommended an excellent white wine & was very helpful. We will be back! Great ambience.

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CB11 (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food and desserts- hard to find parking- good service

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The octopus was unparalleled. I always order it when I find it on menus. This was by far the best I’ve ever had!

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Freddie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Patrick -our waiter - was awesome - offered great suggestions!

Gelato was yummy but the spaghetti and meatballs soooooo good!

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vipSand (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Hard to find - but worth it! "Bread knots" yummy. Wine list a bit pricy.

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Billie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious food, friendly service. Will definitely go back, this will be our go to spot in SLO.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a great dinner with delicious food. Of course I had to try the meatball. Delicious. Try it. Service was good also.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined at Mama's before attending the Symphony on New Year's. The food, the service, and the atmosphere was outstanding. What a great memory to start our evening.

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vipCWWW (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Poor service and food, some of which did not reflect what was on the menu. Would definitely not return.

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Macaptain (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great Italian food. Although we don’t live around SLO, we visit the area a few times a year. Mama’s Meatball is always one of our favorite places to eat. Their homemade meatballs are one of our favorites. The service is prompt, friendly, and frequent enough to see to our needs. Good beverages as well. We’ve sampled lemonade to coffee to wines. Love them all. The whole staff make their patrons feel welcome and quite satisfied with th entire dining experience. It’s not a large restaurant, and is often very busy, even on weeknights. Reservations are a good idea. (We use Open Table) I highly recommend this place for a great Italian meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

The homemade pasta was out of this world as was the delicate sauce for the linguine pescatore. The seafood was fresh and tasty. My partner had meatballs and spaghetti which was also excellent. Questa cena era excellente! Bravissio!

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Flipsolo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

From the moment we walked in, Mama's was so accommodating! We were greeted with a friendly smile and seated promptly. Had reservations for Christmas Eve and could see why we needed them. The place seemed packed so smart move by us! Once seated, our waitress was sweet and took our order quickly. We ordered two simple classics, the sketti and meatballs and Oglio pasta! Both were made with perfection. The flavor of the meatsauce in the sketti was rich and full of flavor. Very filling. The oglio was perfectly done aldente and just the right amount of garlic. My only complaint was, I wished I had more...lol! We also got the little bread balls and those were so buttery topped with that good ole garlic flavor. Over, our experience was perfect! As you can see, Christmas Eve dinner was perfect and just right!

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DougEFresh (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

After hearing a rumor that it was under new ownership I was concerned the food might not be the same but it is as good if not better than before!

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Return (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant! The canoli are outstanding as well as the house-made linguini and fetuccini. I love the lasagna, salmon, and pasta with shrimp. I highly recommend this restaurant for its consistent quality of food and friendly waitstaff.

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vipJane (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Mama’s never fails to deliver. And Mama still comes in each morning pre-dawn to make desserts and prep for meals. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Our reservation was at 7:30 pm and when we arrived there were guests standing in the dining area waiting to pay as the credit card computer system was down. A no guests with reservations were allowed to be seated were left standing for 30 minutes or so with no restaurant host informing guests of the problem. No restaurant host apologized for the inconvenience or gave an explanation. Our party of 4 were sat at the very back of the restaurant in an unlit area even though various other tables were available. When we asked the male (bald) host to change the table he appeared inconvenienced by our request.
Overall our waitress was very nice and professional. The rose wine was very bad. We are unsure if all guests are treated with this type of service but it was truly unfortunate.

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Sues (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Food as wonderful and the decor was beautiful. Service was very good at first then we were somewhat forgotten. Had to wait for quite a while for our check. Over 30 min because the computer was down. What about handwriting the bill? I will go back though.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner here was great. Good food, great service, not too noisy, everyone was very happy and nice.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Simply the best. The food and service is outstanding!!!

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Philip (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

If I could give the food a 6 star, I would. It is so delicious. The other aspect that deserves a six star is the service. Bravo and thank you! You made our night special and memorable and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service paired with excellent food!

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