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Mama's on Main, Covington, KY

Mama's on Main

4.9
4.9
1122 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mama's on Main
Offering authentic northern and southern Italian fare, including house-made pastas

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 360-6051
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Covington
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Value

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Best Value

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

1,122 Reviews
  1. MELISSAA

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mamas on Main was absolutely delicious and I will be back for sure

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  2. EddieSanchez

    Cincinnati

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama's has become one of our go-to favorites! Everything on the menu, including the drinks, is fabulous. Food is simply delicious. Portion sizes are good. Service is top notch. It's a local treasure!

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  3. Mrsfunnyman

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s on Main is one of myself and my spouse favorite restaurants . We love the food and one of my absolute favorite items are the marinated olives. Our recent visit this past Saturday will mark the second time in the row where the restaurant was out of olives. The olives truly complete our meal for us and we drive pretty far to go to Mama’s on Main. It was disappointing for it to happen to us a second time. I’m thinking maybe we may need to take a break from one of our favorite places.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s is great every time. The bread service and rigatoni with vodka sauce are my all time favorites.

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  5. Dewey

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Food, drink,server- Ellie the Best! Our favorite restaurant!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Olivia our server was very friendly. All in all enjoyed our dinner very much.

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  7. Boskie

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    chicken parm and lemon pasta were very very good. the old fashion was perfect as well

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a unique experience! Such a beautiful ambiance. Definitely a place I will come back to with friends and family! That Caesar salad was the best Caesar salad I've ever had in my entire life!!!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Great service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. It was our first time there and couldn’t have been better!

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  11. PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t wait to come back! Great food, great space!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Everything on the menu is perfect! Cool aesthetic too

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s gets it right from start to finish. Thank you to the welcoming gentleman host who warmly greeted us when we arrived, and to Nicole who was an excellent and attentive server who made my 80 year old mama feel like a queen for the night. All food was delicious and the desserts are beyond compare. We have had nearly everything on the menu by now and have enjoyed every dish. Already looking forward to the next visit!

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  14. abloomer

    Cincinnati

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good but overpriced. Server tried to upsell wine. Still we come back because it’s good and in a good location. Menu is limited.

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  15. RobinL

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Fresh, creative, and delicious; we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Thank you!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner celebrating a birthday. All around great experience once again.

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  17. MollyO

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere and decor. Quaint adorable spot with top notch service and absolutely incredible food. Perfect date spot, and super reasonable prices for the quality.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! Food and atmosphere are outstanding!

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  19. Amye

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious. Right up there with the best Italian food in Cincinnati.

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  20. AmyC

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food & Service! Brought out of town friends & everyone love it!

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  21. WilliamK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bread service was outstanding. The chicken and eggplant parm were very good in texture and flavor but not 5 star quality. There isn't all that much selection in the menu. four or five entrees and an assortment of pastas, three desserts, three or four salads. but all good. I would go back but not make a special effort

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  22. Gigi

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Espresstini cocktail. Best around Wonderful focaccia Great menu Fabulous service. Love the vibe

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  23. Sadie

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amber is an outstanding server. Food as always was delicious. Generous pours on drinks.

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  24. AmyW

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service. Had a show to get to & our waitress was on the ball with food, drinks & check!

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  25. JimC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Our server was outstanding. The complimentary dessert was the perfect finishing touch for the birthday we were celebrating. This was our first visit but we'll definitely be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    YUM YIPEE! Get the vodka pasta and foccacia! Yippee!

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  27. CincyFoodGuy

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Mama's was my favorite NKY restaurant, so it pains me to write this. I went for my birthday on Monday (4/29) and was sat upstairs, and it is a completely different (and way worse) atmosphere than downstairs. Right off the bat, I saw mouse traps EVERYWHERE. The server said it was because of the construction next door and made it sound like it wasn't a big deal. Then she asked what we wanted to drink, and she refused to look at us in the eyes. Then she complained about how she was supposed to be on the patio but was forced to work upstairs even though she doesn't like stairs. The foccacia is normally warm and fresh, and it was cold and stale. The red table wine is normally great, and it was AWFUL (and had a weird film?). The chicken parmesan and tiramisu was great (as usual), but that was the only positive. I don't know what happened but Mama's has fallen WAY off my list of best restaurants in NKY. It's sad.

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  28. Danny

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks! We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. Besides the annoying motorcycle passing by the vibe was great. Would have expected bigger pasta plates for an Italian restaurant, but the quality was still great!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent – very cool spot - and made better by the value!

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  30. AbbieF

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never a bad experience at Mama's. Authentic, delicious Italian food, perfect wine pairings and the BEST bread service you could imagine.

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  31. chuckhellman

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu amd service. Perfect night. Made rsvp to go back before we left!

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  32. trudia

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went on a Weds eve with a reservation. Super busy. Large parties on both sides of us. Super loud. Could barely have a conversation. Cute, eclectic decor. Very small room. Ordered bread service(why it’s not complimentary, I’m not sure), calamari and 4 pasta dishes and a Cesar salad (never came) along with wine. Small portions for the price and pretty basic. It took a very long time to get our food. The wait staff never checked on us. After a $175 bill we were still hungry and disappointed. Based on other reviews, I had high hopes for this place. We took our daughters out for their 22nd birthday celebration which I told them about. I guess they don’t do anything for special occasions. We’ll stick with Sotto or Pepp.

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  33. JannaL

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, drink, excellent service in a vibrant and easy environment. Wonderful in every way…we’ll be back!

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  34. candy

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we go to mamas on main sometimes this time the food was awesome service too. its worth the trip

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  35. Singer

    Cincinnati

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a cute little place with great food!!! We had Arancini, the focaccia, and several of the pastas and entrees and all were delicious. The service was great and the restaurant has a nice vibe! The cookies were delicious as was the limoncello for dessert! We'll be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian. Shared Ricotta Gnocchi, spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken parm.

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  37. DianeW

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Frank was very attentive. Our meal and drinks were good. Love the snap pea salad.

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  38. CarlaQ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama's was fantastic, food was outstanding and the service was the best!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal I have had here! Excellent food quality and excellent service!

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  40. RobertF

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is spot on. Food Breaking is on time and warm and ready to eat. From the time you are seated to the time you pay the check all of are needs were exceeded.

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FAQs

Mama's on Main is rated 4.9 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for Mama's on Main

621 Main St, Covington, KY 41011-1331

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Covington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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