The meatballs were great as was the rest of the food.. and the garlic balls are such a great added touch!
The food just keeps getting better here. Everyone I try a new dish I'm not disappointed. The prices are the best value in SLO and the younger crowd seems to be discovering that. It's also nice to have the same, consistant personal service each time we ear here.
Very good food and the ambiance was amazing. The only thing was my group ordered a bottle of wine and wanted to order the same type of wine but there was no more of it. Increase the stockage levels for wine.
Really nice late lunch. Great service. Food is delicious, and I only marked it at four stars instead of five as the garlic bread knots were a bit overdone on the bottom. I would have preferred a different bread for the meatball panini, but the taste was excellent.
Great. Didn’t have the wine we wanted in stock, but found a decent substitute.
Good food and service, but too noisy for good conversation. I would definitely go back, but perhaps midweek when it’s quieter.
Best place for Italian food and if you love Meatballs i would highly recommend them
Also the place has a wonderful atmosphere and the people are very friendly and nice
I would definitely recommend this place
Once again, Mama's was a good choice for a family dinner. While I can never order the signature Mama's meatballs because I eat gluten free and they have bread crumbs, this visit I tried the delicious gf penne and was not disappointed. The service is great -- the waiter kept the little bread knots bowl full to satisfy a restless toddler and everyone had a good time. Our table location, in the rear of the restaurant, was a little chilly due to the back door to the service area and restrooms being opened regularly. Otherwise everything was just great!
Took our college son and his roommates out for a Saturday night dinner. Great meal for party of 8! Attentive service, delicious food, fun atmosphere. Pasta, seafood, salads, and garlic knots appetizer were all amazing! Will definitely go back!
The restaurant was nice. The service was good. The only thing that was not good were the portions were small. We were 4, 2 adults and 2 teenagers. After dinner the teenagers were very hungry. Their meals were small portion same with mine. Overall great place to dine at.
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.
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!
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.
WE HAVE BEEN DINING HERE FOR YEARS. ALWAYS EXCEEDS EXPECTATION.
Food is always excellent. A pleasant dining experience.
Great food & wine with excellent service
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.
Delicious food! Tasted many of the dishes at my table, and all were so good!
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.
Good food and desserts- hard to find parking- good service
The octopus was unparalleled. I always order it when I find it on menus. This was by far the best I’ve ever had!
Patrick -our waiter - was awesome - offered great suggestions!
Gelato was yummy but the spaghetti and meatballs soooooo good!
Hard to find - but worth it! "Bread knots" yummy. Wine list a bit pricy.
Delicious food, friendly service. Will definitely go back, this will be our go to spot in SLO.
It was a great dinner with delicious food. Of course I had to try the meatball. Delicious. Try it. Service was good also.
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.
Poor service and food, some of which did not reflect what was on the menu. Would definitely not return.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Mama’s never fails to deliver. And Mama still comes in each morning pre-dawn to make desserts and prep for meals. Highly recommend
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Dinner here was great. Good food, great service, not too noisy, everyone was very happy and nice.
Simply the best. The food and service is outstanding!!!
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.
Excellent service paired with excellent food!