Mama Mia Italian Ristorante (Hollywood)

Posted on July 9th, 2008 · Hollywood Italian Pizza

*****  Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, 1818 South Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida 33020 (954) 923-0555.

Mama Mia is one of my favorite South Florida red sauce Southern Italian joints. Take a look at its website at for menu/pricing and other information.

I am not 100% sure how long Mama Mia has been in business, but my guess is something like 25+ years. This is an extremely popular joint, which is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11am-1am. This joint has indoor and outdoor seating for dining. Over the years, I’ll bet that I have eaten at this joint at least 15 times and every single time it was absolutely packed. Mama Mia is a rather large restaurant, so its always being busy should be telling you something.

Mama Mia does all of the “standard” dishes including pizza extremely well. In addition, its prices are neighborhood joint prices. Just so you know, Mama Mia is a real casual place, so feel free to wear your tee shirt/shorts.

I have been eating at this joint for well over 14 years. Mama Mia a few years ago underwent a decor facelift…rather than going into detail, let’s just say that I liked the look of the old Mama Mia better than the new look…but what is is…The makeover robbed the joint of some of its neighborhood charm…The good news, is that the cosmetic makeover didn’t “change” the food or service which to this day are very-very good.

Mama Mia is a joint that you definitely want to try.

6 Comments to “Mama Mia Italian Ristorante (Hollywood)”

  1. Johnnie C. says...

    Food B-
    Service B+

  2. Mike B. says...

    Food B
    Service B

  3. jk says...

    just got back from dinner at ma mia’s. had the veal chop parmigiana. it was enormous but not very good. sauce was almost sour tasting and meat wasn’t all that soft or easy to cut. the ziti in marinara sauce wasn’t much better. i use to go here a lot but haven’t been in for around 3 years. not going to see me again.

  4. jenna says...

    Ate there many times. Yes it is very nice. Once we sat upstairs.. wouldn’t advise it if you are claustrophobic. Food pretty good but service very lacking. Complained to manager once and he was just into not giving a damn… haven’t been back since.

  5. pill says...

    was better before they expanded and remodeled. as a matter of fact it went so down hill that me and my wife stopped going there.

  6. Jon G says...

    I have been going to Mama Mia’s for years and I must say I have never had a bad meal. People complain about the service and yes it’s not always the best. The food however is excellent and the portions are huge. Oh by the way they always have a coupon on local dines that is a $50 certificate for $25 and once in awhile you can get it for $21.99

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