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About Mamma Lucia of Olney
Mamma Lucia of Olney combines the incredible talents of two men who met and became fast friends over mutual love of the restaurant business and quality food. Together, they now manage Mamma Lucia and have since 1997, which has proven to be an award-winning experience that is steeped in high-quality foods and renowned customer service.
The lunch menu consists of minestrone, wedding soup, penne norcina, fettucine alla Bolognese, piccatta, the Bronx strip and Mamma Lucia pot roast. The dinner menu contains spaghetti con pesto, penne rose, Portobello mushroom ravioli and ravioli rose. There is also a convenient pick-up or delivery menu available as well as a catering menu for your next special event from Mamma Lucia.
Olney, MD 20832
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sandy Spring Road (RT 108)
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mamma Lucia of Olney Ratings and Reviews
We often dine here and are generally happy. First time for the pizza and was glad I did not come here for the pizza. However the left overs were really good, heated properly, were great. Service was impressive, even outside. We were lucky to have Robin- real, patient, professional, beautiful, friendly, and interesting. Sometimes we have not been so fortunate. New faces in the staff management signal a happy future for one of our locally located places to dine. Thank you, Robin!
Mamma Lucia was another preshow dinner [Ave Q @ Olney]. It's basic Italian with no mistakes. Portions were big. The accompanying bread was good and the dipping oil above average with garlic and parmesan. I was told the chicken parmesan was very good. My vitello & penbe in creamy marsala tasted fine if the sauce was a little heavy. Red pepper shakers were part of the standard table setting, a plus. Our server Lauren was good and gamely brought our preshow check early and split it between two credit cards with no fuss.
I'll remember Mamma L for future preOlney dinner.
The food was tasty though the sauce was a little too sweet for my pallet. It's a great spot for groups and families with children. the noise level can get 'energetic' so I would not recommend this location for a 'romantic' dinner. There is outside seating though there is no view to speak of, just the parking lot. The service was the best part.
Just after arriving and placing drink orders, the shopping center lost power due to a major thunderstorm. Although it never regained power, we stayed until it was safe to go home. During this period, the restaurant and waitstaff in particular were great. They provided us with what food they could and were able to manage an otherwise bad situation.
Sorry, but Mamma Lucia's of Olney is not as good as it used to be.
Food average, Prices increased, Service still very good and friendly.
We used to visit twice a month, then once a month, now not really sure.
Prices and Quality make it much less of a neighborhood gem.
Pasta is always cooked to perfection and abundant. Lasagna recipe has changed recently, but is interestingly different and enjoyable. The veal, which is in many entries could use to be thinner or better pounded, but this does not detract from the flavor. Pizza is very large and the NY style reminds me of home (one can fold the slice and eat it with your hands, Mayor de Blasio may disagree...). Shrimp dishes are not skimpy on the XL shrimp. The wines are a bit overpriced but do complement a variety of palates. As for overpriced wine, I can buy 1.5L (about 7 glasses worth) of Stone Cellars Cabernet (an excellent utility wine) for just under $11 at a local wine store, while the price in Mamma Lucia is $7 per glass.
A large, somewhat noisy restaurant with a wide range of moderately tasty, generous-sized food options, with entrees accompanied by a Caesar or side salad, and tasty garlic bread quickly brought (with separate oil/garlic on the side). However, a requested food substitution of angel hair pasta for spaghetti was slow, requiring two waitresses to deal with that delay Also, our two couples' bill was not split as requested when we ordered, and when it was split, all beverages stayed on one of the bills. We had to remind the otherwise very friendly waitress to do things for us! That detracted from the experience. We may try another local Italian restaurant with possibly less waitress issues. (And we came in at 5 pm, ahead of any real crowd.)
Our group consisted of 4 adults and an infant. The table was ready when we arrived, including the hi-chair. We went with two pizzas and the eggplant parmigiana for the entrees. Food was very good. We also love the garlic bread and olive oil they provide. Beer selection is ok, but only one draft beer selection. Everything else was bottled beer with no listing provided so we had to name several choices before the waiter indicated it was available. Wine selection was better.
We usually get carryout pizza here but decided to have a christmas eve dinner with 4 others. The manager was extremely rude when I discovered that the bottle of wine we were served was not on the menu displaying the price and was $20 more than a similar bottle on the menu. He tried to argue with me that it was the last bottle they had. If the price of the wine was reflected on the menu, I would not have ordered it. The food was not great and grease was pooling from the sauce on my friend's plate. We were all very disappointed. The server was great and kept her chin up in spite of the manager's unprofessional attitude. We will continue to get carryout pizza as it is amazing.
We were up for some Italian food so we headed to Mamma Lucia's after work. Our 6:00 pm reservation beat the rush - when we left at 7:00 the place was very crowded and much nosier. Selection of wine by the glass is good, service is always excellent and the selections of lasagna and spaghetti w/sausage fulfilled our cravings.
Mamma Lucia is not some pretentious downtown restaurant. No, it's just a nice spot in a strip mall in the Olney suburbs. It has a really good selection of salads, pastas, pizza, and seafood. The serving sizes are generous and the prices are very affordable. My wife and I both enjoyed our pasta selections and we'll be likely to come back again soon.
While the service and ambience of this restaurant were very good, the food overall was a disappointment. Even the bread course which should be a no-brainer was a loser. What appeared to be store bought, pre-sliced Italian bread was served with a oil and parmesan mix. The parmesan cheese had all the flavor of cottage cheese. In the salad course, the salad dressings were virtually flavorless. My wife and I both choose different entrees from the daily specials. She did enjoy her dish though I thought it a little too sweet. My pasta entree was barely OK, nothing to write home about, with very little developed flavor.
As we ate this food we kept looking out the window at the Japanese restaurant across the parking lot wishing we were there.
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