Mamma Mia Ristorante Italiano
Tauranga 07 575 8245
- Mon – Sun 5pm – late
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Mamma Mia Ristorante Italiano creates authentic Italian cuisine to satisfy your craving for traditional pasta and pizza.
The Italian owner-operators have created an extensive menu for your enjoyment, and love to welcome restaurant diners and takeaway customers in for a true taste of Italy.
The restaurant is situated in Pacific Avenue at the north end of the Mount Maunganui Shopping Centre.
22 Reviews for Mamma Mia Ristorante Italiano
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We will be back for sure.
Natalie & Peter
A bit overpriced for the quality. I wouldn’t bother going back here when there are two other, very good, Italian restaurants around the corner. Mamma Mia’s would be my last choice and even then, I think I’d rather just get fish and chips if it was the only Italian place with a table available at short notice.
We will definitely be back, might even make a special trip back to the mount so we can dine there again
We ordered 2 main meals for our children, Lasagne to share between a 6 and a 8 year old and fish fillet. Lasagne was only enough for one child. The fish for $33 consisted of two pieces, each 7cm long, around 5cm high and 2mm thin!!! To be fair, when mentioning it we got another tiny two pieces. My 10 year old was left hungry after his finishing his meal. I myself was not very hungry and ordered salada caprese for $18. For this I got 3 slices of a tomato with 2 pieces of Mozarella and a small slice of bread.
Service: Young, friendly, untrained and unwittingly very unhelpful. Admittedly it was a very busy evening and the waitress seemed to be having too much to do all by herself.
After being told that the 6 seater table was not available she went off expecting me to clear off. I ran after her and eventually she agreed to put two small tables together.
We had to get menus ourselves. We ordered for each person one food, my wife and I both ordered a salad. For this reason our food did not come together, but the food for the starving kids came 20 minutes after the salad for which we had to wait around 20 minutes, then another 20 minutes for the 2nd lot of miniscule pieces of fish.
Only once came the waitress to ask if everything was ok. I said no, that we were still waiting the 2nd lot of fish to arrive, her comment was: The chef is not a magician, which is what convinced me to write a review.
Waitress spoke only a little English, i.e ‘I would like a table for 3 adults and 2 children’ was not understood. I had to say ‘table for 5 people please’. Most other questions were answered ‘I don’t understand’.
Maybe the service is better on a less busy day, however there is no excuse for the tiny amount of food dished Moreout.
For the lasagne, 2 salads, one fish fillet and 2 glasses of wine, 2 juices and a ginger bear the bill came to $124.
The amount of food on the plates was the smallest ever given to us in a restaurant.
We ordered pasta one night followed by gelato and creme brulee, and the selection of breads and 2 different pizzas the next night. Best pizza we have ever eaten – the food tastes fresh and authentic, with lots of flavour. Portion sizes were just right and the atmosphere in the restaurant is lovely. We were also impressed with the variety of exotic drinks available.
There was a bit of a wait for our drinks and meals on the Saturday night, however not unreasonable given the restaurant was totally full.
We will be sure to visit again next time we are in Mt Maunganui.
I agree the food was really good but the waiting time was just too much! Our booking was for 7.30p.m. and we had to wait for nearly an hour for the entree. We had three courses with the dessert being the last to arrive at 10.30 p.m.
One of the first courses was forgotten, we reminded the waitress who apologised and we all waited another 20 min for it to come. The salad was to have eggs in it and they were not there at all. My husband was just so tired of waiting he did not want to return it to wait again.
The main courses all came together but two of the desserts were forgotten although we waited another 10 min and had to ask the waitress. These were only gelato with a bit of chocolate sauce squirted on top, just how long does it take to do this?
Although we would like to go again I am very reluctant. We noticed other diners sighing and getting grumpy. When we paid our bill we mentioned the long wait and they did apologise but in a lighthearted way saying they were just SO busy.
I suggest they employ more staff, check the orders, and generally take a bit more care with their customers or else they won’t have any.