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Mama's on Main, Covington, KY

Mama's on Main

4.8
4.8
1026 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

7:00 PM


Booked 59 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 1,026 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

1,026 Reviews
  1. MonicaB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was exceptional, but unfortunately I cannot remember her name! The food was amazing as always. It was a little louder than we would prefer, but I would never bring a rating down due to noise level! Always a great dining experience and already looking forward to our next meal at Mamas!

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  2. SarahP

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s has the most delicious food and the cutest atmosphere. I have eaten here twice and every dish is phenomenal. My personal favorites- the focaccia bread, the chicken Parmesan, and the tiramisu!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was awesome, beautiful inside and delicious food and drink

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice restaurant, the food was on time and very delicious. The spacing of the seating is a little cramped.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Focaccia with Lemon Whipped Ricotta, Caesar Salad & Spaghetti Al Limone were absolutely delicious!

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  6. RebW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s is always a lovely experience. The bread service is so yummy!! As was the lobster ravioli 🤌🏼🤌🏼

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, but in the loud side. We were upstairs.

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  8. Reviews

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing! Mamma’s mixed drinks are perfect! One of our favorite restaurants!

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  9. MeMonica

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there last night, and we were greeted quickly by friendly staff who escorted us upstairs. Amber took care of us, and she was lovely. My husband had the chicken parmesan and loved it, I had the salmon piccata and loved it, and our niece had the pasta limon. We also had focaccia and olives--delicious. Tiramisu is also fabulous! I recommend the food here and the service is great, except for one little hiccup. We ordered a bottle of the valpolicella wine upon recommendation of our server. It wasn't on the menu, and she said we could get a bottle for $45. It seemed like a good deal, we liked the wine, and we got two bottles. After we had consumed the wine, and it was time for our bill, our server said she told us the wrong price for the wine. It was $52, not $45. Now this is not a dealbreaker by any means. Of course it was fine with us. But...I think that when a server misquotes the price for a bottle of wine, leading you to think you are getting a great deal, I think that the price of the wine should be the price you were actually (mis)quoted. I was surprised that the server told us of her mistake when she brought the check and told us that we actually owed more than what she had originally told us. She owned up to her mistake, and we definitely paid her for it, but somehow, it just didn't feel right. We will be back, though. If not for that, I would have given them a five star review. Delicious food.

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  10. Drb333

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend and I met for dinner and everything was fabulous. We shared arancini (DELICIOUS) and the bread service (don’t miss it!). I had spaghetti a Limone (delicious bright flavor with perfectly cooked pasta) and my friend had the lobster ravioli which she raved about. Our server, Amber, was excellent - very attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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  11. TracyR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delish from the bread, chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs to the wine and espresso martinis! The service was wonderful as well! We loved it!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and so was the service. Can’t wait for our next trip back. 

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Waitress was delightful. Will definitely come back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, great service and atmosphere. Always a treat!

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  15. MikeH

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere and service at Mama's were amazing! I can't think of a better place to celebrate my birthday. I highly recommend Mama's.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great service. Laid back vibe and great food. I had the bread service, caesar salad and chicken parm. Parm was good, had a nice crunch to it. Lots of couples there dining.

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  17. KimA

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there on a Tuesday night, table of four. Ambiance is great, decor is fun and classy. We sat upstairs. Server was incredible and and the prices were good. Started with the Aran in i in red sauce. Delicious. I got the eggplant parm and the eggplant was so good. The spaghetti was a little thick for me but tasted great. Everything we ordered was good.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good and price point was appropriate. I liked that it wasn’t super quiet like some nicer restaurants. We felt free to eat laugh and talk without whispering. Tiramisu is amazing I’ll be thinking about it until I get the chance to go back

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  19. MegG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat by the window and had a lovely night out - the food was yummy and great service too. We will be back. Reservations are needed.

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  20. SuzanneK

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very charming restaurant with wonderful service and delicious food!

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  21. LaurenD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, they got us seated early for our reservation, and our server Ellie D was outstanding. Very attentive, kind and super helpful with our questions. She stayed on top of clearing our dishes and was preemptively getting us what we needed next.

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  22. Ashley

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute favorite Italian restaurant in NKY/ Cincy. This past visit was my 6th time and we went for my birthday/ Valentines dinner. The staff is always knowledgeable and kind. The food is insanely good - we always order the same chicken parm & eggplant parm. Appetizers wise we’ve loved the arancini & the focaccia. The olives weren’t our favorite - we weren’t prepared to be spitting out olive pits at dinner. But we took them home & had them with charcuterie. Our favorite wine has been the Chianti Red & the Chardonnay. Maybe one day we’ll branch out and try other dishes, but for now we’re obsessed.

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  23. TiffanyA

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, I think this was the best meal my family has had in a while. My parents are picky, and they LOVED it! I got the Mushroom Ragu dish, my mom got Eggplant Parmesan, my dad got Chicken Parmesan, and my husband got Lobster Ravioli. Every single dish was top notch. Not only that - the ambiance was great. Everything had a red touch to it, and there were unique light fixtures and other cute little accents. I really enjoyed being there. Also - comfortable seats! I HIGHLY recommend this place!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was so delicious! 100% recommend to anyone thinking about eating here.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bread service was just okay with us. I had lobster ravioli which was phenomenal and my boyfriend had Eggplant Parmesan. Both were excellent. Portions aren’t very big just an fyi. Next time will try salad instead of bread. Bottle of wine we got was excellent as well. Service was outstanding. We didn’t love that we had people right next to us on both sides. Hard to talk privately but looking forward to going back!

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  26. TBob

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. Great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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  27. AbbyR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love mamas on main! Food and drinks are phenomenal, service is quick and friendly.

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  28. CincyJim

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server David was amazing. Great good. Staff is awesome.

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  29. BrianH

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious simple food, good cocktails, nice wine list.

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  30. Greg

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service, excellent food. Main dining room was loud on a busy night. Bar area was much quiter. It was the evening of Covington's Mardi Gras parade, so that may have added to the noise level. Overall a wonderful meal!

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  31. MarieS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at mama’s and it did not disappoint. The wine list is well curated and we enjoyed the Super Tuscan. Everything we ordered was delicious. I had the chicken Parmesan which comes with spaghetti and their amazing red sauce. My husband has the ricotta gnocchi with pesto and he loved it. The broccolini is simple but perfect. I can’t saw enough about the staff. Our server was great and when she was busy fellow servers jumped in to help. Thanks for a great night!

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  32. CSJ25

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious place to celebrate a small family birthday. Easy to talk and enjoy good food.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night experience with a fun, friendly waiter. Food was delicious!

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  34. JenniT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was terrific, food was delicious and flavorful. Everyone in our party ordered something different , each and every dinner ordered was amazing ! We look forward to going back to enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere, and once again the great food !

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s made our engagement so special. We love it there and will be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing except our server. She made us feel extremely rushed and like we weren’t an important table to get. We had finished plates and empty drinks at our table for about 15 minutes before she came and cleared the table. She also walked past our table twice and saw the dishes and glasses. My sister was also not walked to the table which was off-putting, they just told her to walk up the stairs. Food was so gas tho compliments to the chef.

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  37. SamR

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and atmosphere, were all sooo great!! I got the eggplant parm and it was amazing. Will be back soon!

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  38. Mrsfunnyman

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and as always service was on point .

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great!!! In town for work, made a reservation. Love the colors and decor of this restaurant. Food was great, drinks were great. Would absolutely go back again. 10/10 timely service. Intimate and cozy vibe.

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  40. DonnaS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice small restaurant. Interesting decor. Busy even on a Tuesday evening. Our waitress Amber was great. Everyone raved about the food. I had the gnocchi and it was delicious. I will be back again soos.

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FAQs

Mama's on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 1026 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 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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