Mamma Mia (balboa Ave)

★★★★☆
  • 1932 Balboa Ave

    San Diego, CA 92109

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  • 619-821-8182

About Mamma Mia (balboa Ave)

Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sun. 11am - 11pm

Food

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I really liked dinning at Mamma Mia. There was a good atmosphere and the food was great too. The only minus for me was the noise inside. Other than that I recommend it for a fun dinning experience!

4
★★★★☆

I really liked dinning at Mamma Mia. There was a good atmosphere and the food was great too. The only minus for me was the noise inside. Other than that I recommend it for a fun dinning experience!

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This place is a lot of fun. The people who work here are great and help transport you to Italy. The food is good especially the gnocchi but I haven't loved everything else I tried. Prices are really reasonable and it's not a bad place to take a date.

4
★★★★☆

This place is a lot of fun. The people who work here are great and help transport you to Italy. The food is good especially the gnocchi but I haven't loved everything else I tried. Prices are really reasonable and it's not a bad place to take a date.

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This restaurant offers great food, awesome vino and beautiful Italian men! Did I mention the beautiful Italian men? Make sure to order drinks, apps, salad, soup, main course, dessert, and coffee anything to allow yourself to enjoy the view a little longer.

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★★★★★

This restaurant offers great food, awesome vino and beautiful Italian men! Did I mention the beautiful Italian men? Make sure to order drinks, apps, salad, soup, main course, dessert, and coffee anything to allow yourself to enjoy the view a little longer.

Pros: Beautiful Italian Men! Food, Wine

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?Mamma mia!? ?Buongiorno!? ?Ti amo!? Do you want to know what these expressions mean? Would you like to learn how the Italians say ?I love you?? How they greet each other? How to be understood during your next Italian vacation? Immerse yourself in a night of traditional Italian life, enjoy a traditional seven course meal and receive an hour long Italian language lesson that focuses on the most common and widely used Italian expressions and terms.

Dinner will be prepared by executive chef Cinzia. Italian instruction will be provided by Alessandra, university instructor.

Reservations required

MENU

BRUSCHETTA DELLA CASA
Homemade toasted bread topped w/ tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and oregano
PANZEROTTI
Our best seller: deep fried pizza dough filled w/ tomatoes, mozzarella, and prosciutto
INSALATA MISTA
Mixed greens with tomatoes and homemade Italian dressing
RAVIOLI INNAMORATI
Jumbo ricotta ravioli in a creamy wallnut gorgonzola sauce
GNOCCHI MAMMA MIA
Best in California: homemade potato gnocchi w/sauteed shrimp Aurora sauce
PENNE VIANELLO
Short pasta, w/ sauteed Italian sausage and pancetta in a spicy marinara sauce
TIRAMISU
A homemade favorite
BEVANDE
A glass of White and a glass of Red plus soft drinks and water

2
★★★★★

?Mamma mia!? ?Buongiorno!? ?Ti amo!? Do you want to know what these expressions mean? Would you like to learn how the Italians say ?I love you?? How they greet each other? How to be understood during your next Italian vacation? Immerse yourself in a night of traditional Italian life, enjoy a traditional seven course meal and receive an hour long Italian language lesson that focuses on the most common and widely used Italian expressions and terms.

Dinner will be prepared by executive chef Cinzia. Italian instruction will be provided by Alessandra, university instructor.

Reservations required

MENU

BRUSCHETTA DELLA CASA
Homemade toasted bread topped w/ tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and oregano
PANZEROTTI
Our best seller: deep fried pizza dough filled w/ tomatoes, mozzarella, and prosciutto
INSALATA MISTA
Mixed greens with tomatoes and homemade Italian dressing
RAVIOLI INNAMORATI
Jumbo ricotta ravioli in a creamy wallnut gorgonzola sauce
GNOCCHI MAMMA MIA
Best in California: homemade potato gnocchi w/sauteed shrimp Aurora sauce
PENNE VIANELLO
Short pasta, w/ sauteed Italian sausage and pancetta in a spicy marinara sauce
TIRAMISU
A homemade favorite
BEVANDE
A glass of White and a glass of Red plus soft drinks and water

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I went here the other day and definitely did not like it. I liked the workers and their accents. But beyond that I would not go here again. I had a great bottle of wine called Barbera but my pasta was a little too hard for my tasting. My boyfriend got risotto and it definitely was undercooked. The location is small but cute, but I heard the dessert was good.

2
★★☆☆☆

I went here the other day and definitely did not like it. I liked the workers and their accents. But beyond that I would not go here again. I had a great bottle of wine called Barbera but my pasta was a little too hard for my tasting. My boyfriend got risotto and it definitely was undercooked. The location is small but cute, but I heard the dessert was good.

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I have been missing my italian family back home making some killer food. Now I just drive to Mamma Mia's and enjoy the most wonderful authentic food. The jumbo Totti is one of the best items on the menu.

Enjoy one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego!

5
★★★★★

I have been missing my italian family back home making some killer food. Now I just drive to Mamma Mia's and enjoy the most wonderful authentic food. The jumbo Totti is one of the best items on the menu.

Enjoy one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego!

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Mamma Mia's has the most authentic Italian food I have had in San Diego. It is a cozy little restaurant and all the staff speaks Italian. The sauces and pizza are great plus it is great location right on Grand Ave.

4
★★★★☆

Mamma Mia's has the most authentic Italian food I have had in San Diego. It is a cozy little restaurant and all the staff speaks Italian. The sauces and pizza are great plus it is great location right on Grand Ave.

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This place is so cute, and the owner makes his way around to every table at least once during your dinning expirence. The food was FANTASTIC, my husbands family is italian and it was authentic. This is a must visit in San Diego.

5
★★★★★

This place is so cute, and the owner makes his way around to every table at least once during your dinning expirence. The food was FANTASTIC, my husbands family is italian and it was authentic. This is a must visit in San Diego.

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We visited Mamma Mia while on vacation based on reviews here on CitySearch. We were greeted by a VERY jovial Italian man who seated us and watched in amusement as he ran around the restaurant keeping on the heels of all his staff. Our server was fun and the food was delivered promptly - I ordered the "Gnocchi Lollo" and was very pleased with the dish. The Gnocchi was topped with tasty "Aurora" (combo marinara and cream) sauce and generous bits of mozerella. Overall the atmosphere was lively and it was a good experience.

2
★★★★☆

We visited Mamma Mia while on vacation based on reviews here on CitySearch. We were greeted by a VERY jovial Italian man who seated us and watched in amusement as he ran around the restaurant keeping on the heels of all his staff. Our server was fun and the food was delivered promptly - I ordered the "Gnocchi Lollo" and was very pleased with the dish. The Gnocchi was topped with tasty "Aurora" (combo marinara and cream) sauce and generous bits of mozerella. Overall the atmosphere was lively and it was a good experience.

Pros: Tasty food, friendly staff.

Cons: Strange decor.

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The first ?dinner and language class? event at the Mamma Mia restaurant has been a total blast. Our gests have learned some Italian language while enjoying wine, food and each other?s company.
We have received such good feedback that we want to propose a second night on October 5th for those people who could not attend the first
Come to Mamma Mia for a night of real fun!
Cinzia (the owner and chef Of Mamma Mia)

2
★★★★★

The first ?dinner and language class? event at the Mamma Mia restaurant has been a total blast. Our gests have learned some Italian language while enjoying wine, food and each other?s company.
We have received such good feedback that we want to propose a second night on October 5th for those people who could not attend the first
Come to Mamma Mia for a night of real fun!
Cinzia (the owner and chef Of Mamma Mia)

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If you find yourself outside of little italy downtown and craving italian food, this is where you want to go. The service is very attentive. The food is fresh and free from heavy oils and creams. Coming from somone who has had italian food in Italy, this is the way Italian food is supposed to taste. The menu items are simple recipes and extremely reasonably priced. Most of the staff can speak Italian which adds to the ambiance. I can't wait to go back & I will be sure to write again to tell you more!

2
★★★★★

If you find yourself outside of little italy downtown and craving italian food, this is where you want to go. The service is very attentive. The food is fresh and free from heavy oils and creams. Coming from somone who has had italian food in Italy, this is the way Italian food is supposed to taste. The menu items are simple recipes and extremely reasonably priced. Most of the staff can speak Italian which adds to the ambiance. I can't wait to go back & I will be sure to write again to tell you more!

Pros: Authentic italian recipes

Cons: Parking is on a busy street

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My family and i frequented their old trattoria in La mesa, and we were so glad to see cinzia and crew back in town. Parking is difficult at this location, and you usually have to wait, but that only makes it more like Italy. All the pastas are usually under $10 and the guy at the door seems genuinely excited to greet everyone that walks through the door. Good food, good company, no-frills. It's places like this, and cafe one three, lei lounge, cafe chloe, ken grill, etc. that are slowly but surely turning sd into a foodie-friendly place to live.

2
★★★★★

My family and i frequented their old trattoria in La mesa, and we were so glad to see cinzia and crew back in town. Parking is difficult at this location, and you usually have to wait, but that only makes it more like Italy. All the pastas are usually under $10 and the guy at the door seems genuinely excited to greet everyone that walks through the door. Good food, good company, no-frills. It's places like this, and cafe one three, lei lounge, cafe chloe, ken grill, etc. that are slowly but surely turning sd into a foodie-friendly place to live.

 

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