Mother's - Kitchener

3.9
43 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian

About

Since opening the doors to their flagship store in 1970 in Hamilton, Ontario, Mother's Pizza Parlour and Spaghetti House became a home away from home to countless families across the country. With a reputation for having a welcoming atmosphere and affordable prices, our mission is as true today as it was over 40 years ago. Using a collection of original Mother's recipes and the freshest ingredients, we strive to go above and beyond to offer our guests quality meals at affordable prices. At Mother's we believe that anything worth doing should be done right, which is why we're so proud to offer our guests dishes that are made in-house. Our locally-sourced ingredients ensure that from kitchen to table, each dish is made fresh to order, just the way they were years ago. Decades later, Mother's still holds true to the core values of what it was originally founded on which are great food, great service and great value.
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kathrynb
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mother's Kitchener is closed! Should not be on OpenTable.

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JeffAndKherin
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mother's is my all time favorite restaurant....I loved it in the 70's - 80's, and I love it now.....but why does it keep on closing!?!?! :(

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LInseyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. Salad bar wasnt all that great but the pizza made up for it. Highly recommend this place!!

JR
JanieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service but the table cloths and upholstery on the booth seating should be replaced.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I went to the lunch buffet during the week and while it was convenient the options were sparse and the food just ok. Good for an inexpensive lunch date with friends. Not someone you hope to marry one day.

KW
KyleW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Pizza is amazing as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MM
vipMominMexico
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Decent pizza, when you could get it. It took almost 5 minutes just to be noticed at the host station. For at least half of our 90-minute lunch with family, the four pizza trays on the buffet were completely empty. When there were pizzas, the plates were missing. Then a lack of desserts. There just seemed to be no one in charge of watching the state of the buffet. It was a disappointing experience overall.

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LLAP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went for buffet. Had to wait numerous times at the buffet for plates, Pizza and dessert.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great pizza - generous with the toppings. Service was good. Used to go to Mother's pizza in Hamilton 30 years ago - loved it then, still great now!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great value for the food, especially when you get the Groupon deal with it. Will dine there again, with or without a Groupon deal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was great but washrooms were dirty

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Mother’s New Year’s Eve 2018 was pleasant and fun. Great food and service. The entree was great (lasagne) but the garlic bread (with cheese) presentation could use some work. Basically it was served like a sub sandwich cut in half,as opposed to little slices. Perhaps it is a petty criticism but you DID ask.
Although we went with the house wine, I didn’t see a wine/drink list anywheres. It wasn’t given out with the menu. I realize we could have asked for one.
Small things that would definitely not deter mefromcoming back. Well done Mother’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great value for the food, especially when you get the Groupon deal with it. Will dine there again, with or without a Groupon deal.

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Ninng
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was great. Service even better.

Good prices, portion sizes, and quality food. We didnt wait too long to eat. Overall a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was my second visit to mothers, both visits over 2 hours. The food is good and service is friendly, but sooooo slow. It took about an hour to get our food both times, which is crazy for appetizers! I’ll only go back if I have a lot of free time.

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Jandrixix
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Salad bar! Just like the old days :) We enjoyed the salad bar while waiting for our pizza. Ingredients all tasted and looked fresh and delicious. Salad bar includes a soup, white dinner rolls along with: greens, various pasta and bean salads, beets, cheeses, boiled egg, toppings, real bacon bits, and raw vegetables along with a choice of 5 dressings for the salad. The dressings were served in enclosed pitchers instead of the usual bucket/ladle mess seen at other salad bars. Eureka! I hope this idea catches on; neat and more sanitary. Not to wax too poetic on a mere salad bar, I think I can sum it up by saying that I appreciated the quality over quantity. There were not a huge amount of items to choose from, which makes the salad bar manageable, fresh and does not wind up messy and encourage waste. Went here for a date with my husband. Loved it, will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great value for the food, especially when you get the Groupon deal with it. Will dine there again, with or without a Groupon deal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The crust was a little underdone even though I asked for well-done due to a previous experience. The toppings are good though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We heard about Mother's lunch buffet for $9.99, which is a new feature at this restaurant. I AM IN LOVE!!! What a wonderful experience!! Nothing fancy but good old fashion pizza and pasta! FRESH, FRESH, FRESH!!! The chicken soup was amazing and the service was on par. The salad bar was simple but was crisp and fresh with many choices to satisfy. I will be a regular customer of Mother's for their Buffet for as long as they keep producing the wonderful food I experienced last week!!! BRAVO!!!!

MW
MarkW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good time. It was nostalgic with some new surprises.

MH
MaryHM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The seating was good. We weren't squeezed next to each other. Some of the prices were higher than expected.

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Bellsy
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ever and the crust was excellent. Not too thick or chewy. It was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was as i remember as a kid unfortunately they did not have our reservation, said they don't often come through on Opentable. As a result we did have to wait a few minutes for a table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food1service3ambience2

all the breading tasted like ground powder the vegitables were almost raw I was lucky I ordered gravy to dip my veal in and also ate the potatoes because I hade gravy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've always loved the pizza but it was a little underdone and the crust was soggy in the middle. They were very busy so maybe they rushed it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good thick crust pizza, and garlic bread. Big and dirty, but delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good pizza!

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Senga
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was terrible. Not sure if this was the fault of the restaurant or our waitress.

JD
vipJaeDM
Charleston
51 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu very much like the Mother's menu from my teen days in the 70s..... really enjoyed it

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Carl
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food always good, but need to pay attention to special request section as our requests were not met unfortunately and they could've been easily done;(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very satisfactory. Love their pizza. Service was excellent.

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PattiM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was hearty and served piping hot. Good value and lots of menu choices

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2016
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We were put in the bar area. The service was so poor. They were more concerned with the bigger room than where we were at. Waited long time to get a Asiago Cesar Salad. Not impressed

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Rose
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Much to our disappointment my husband and I decided to try Mother"s Restaurant for the first time.
We were seated quickly by a friendly Hostess,as well our waiter was prompt and friendly as well.
I was so looking forward to having veal parmisian.We started with a Cesar salad that lacked any flavo,then came the entree,such a disappointment,the veal was over cooked ,never have I had such a mediocre tomato sauce,thin lacking spice of any kind.Did not complain to our waiter,not my thing.Will we return definetly not.

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AdrianC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place and good food.

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Daisy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered the Chicken Fingers with fries. The fingers were the way I like them ...crisp and tender. The fries were cold, limp and burned . Not good!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If not anything else, go to this restaurant for both an incredible food and wine selection. Although Mother's is noted for Italian cuisine, there are lots of other food to choose from the menu as well.
The TV's placed around the room had bits from Laurel & Hardy which is always cool. Seating and service were average but good nevertheless.

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mauigal67
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My husband, son and I went to Mother's for Halloween dinner. We reserved a special corner booth in the bar which we did get. I was happy about that. On the positive side, ot too many people were dining there that night probably because of Halloween which was good because I don't like going to restaurants when they are overly crowded. Our server was very nice and gave us plenty of time to go over the menu in detail. This was our 4th time at this Mother's location. The other 3 times were just okay but I was not impressed with the food at all on this particular visit. The bruschetta had way too much terriyaki drizzle on it. You couldn't even taste the tomatoes, feta or onions because of it. My son and husband had caesear salads with their meals. Hardly any caesar dressing on the lettuce. My son had the meat ravioli with meat sauce. It was drowning in meat sauce! You couldn't even see the ravioli ...that's how much meat sauce there was. I had the chicken tettrazini. I was not impressed with the taste of it and barely ate it. My husband had the spaghetti with meat sauce and his looked okay. In other words, I am not rushing back to this restaurant. It's a far cry from what Mother's used to be like in the good old days....

MW
vipMargotWallace
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious panzerottis!

CF
CanadianFoodie
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience3

When I was a little girl, our Dad used to take us out for a treat to Mother's Pizza in St Catharines. It was a nostalgic trip to return to this restaurant. Our table of four shared a chicken Marsala, pizza and salad. The chicken needed a bit more seasoning, but was fair. The salad looked huge and as advertised, but the hit was the pizza as my friends thought it was the best pizza they'd ever had. The waitress was cheerful and efficient, and had no problem splitting our bill. I would go back again, but for the pizza.

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Mother's - Kitchener offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 219-4999.

Mother's - Kitchener is rated 3.9 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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