About Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
When you dine at Mama Della's, it's like being invited into her warm, welcoming home. Every room transports you to the Italian countryside, where you can enjoy rustic, Old World specialties like Insalata Caprese, Pollo Marsala, Lasagna and Frutti di Mare, accompanied by the finest wines and strolling musicians. While you feast on authentic dishes from the Tuscany, Naples and Piemonte regions, Mama herself might be there to urge you to "Mange! Mange!" Delicious Italian food served in a romantic, genuine atmosphere, makes dining at Mama Della's an experience you'll never forget. You'll find Mama Della's in the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. With its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes and even the occasional Vespa dotting the harborside, this Piazza will make you feel like you've been carried away to Portofino, Italy. It's a fantastico setting for a most magnificent Italian meal.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nighly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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What is more romantic than musical accompaniment to a delectable Italian meal? Every night, strolling musicians delight diners at Mama Della's Ristorante. Listen as they play Italian favorites like "That's Amore", "Arrivederci Roma", "Mama" or "Angelina". Or, request your very own table side serenade. Before or after dinner at Mama Della's, guests can also enjoy the MUSICA DELLA NOTTE show each night at sunset (weather permitting) in the Harbor Piazza; it's a musical celebration capturing the romance and charm of Italy.
Reduced valet or complimentary self-parking is available for local guests of Mama Della's Ristorante. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Celebrate your next occasion with Italian flair at Mama Della’s Ristorante. Private and semi-private rooms accommodate groups of 8-70, and each room tells a part of the story of Mama Della. Strolling through, you’ll find Italian minstrels, and you might even run into Mama Della or her sister, Zita.
Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We arrived by water taxi from CityWalk a ...
We arrived by water taxi from CityWalk at Universal. The Portofino is a beautiful resort to stroll around and this was a pleasant break from the theme park noise, over-stimulation and fast-food. A guitar player came and sang for us, the serving staff were very attentive, and the portions were generous and well-prepared. It was a bit more expensive than other options nearby, but definitely worth it.
An absolutely charming restaurant. The ...
An absolutely charming restaurant. The staff treated us as if we were old friends who came to dinner. A guitarist and two tenors came around to each table to sing. Nothing seemed hurried, a wonderful atmosphere. Food was very good - my lasagne was some of the best that I have had. Wines was reasonably priced with a good selection. We would definitely return to Mama Della's.
Dining was excellent service was great. ...
Dining was excellent service was great. Prices were a little steep for Italian but this is resort living so it was expected. The live music was great but expect it to be loud that lady can sing!!! Overall great experience!!!
What can I say about our second experien ...
What can I say about our second experience at Mama Della's Restaurant, it was awesome!!!
Fidan is Exceptional, we are treated like family and he goes above and beyond to make us feel very welcome and special.
We also had an opera singer at our table, her voice is amazing, they are very lucky to have her and her companion sing and play for us.
The food is Exceptional, love that calamari, and the Chicken Parmegian is to die for.
We will be back again soon can't wait to celebrate my Birthday there and make great memories with all the special people there.
Maria S and family
The restaurant is conveniently located a ...
The restaurant is conveniently located at the portofino bay hotel when you step inside you feel like you are in momas house each area is decorated differently as a house would be. The food was good the salad comes in a big bowl ala Olive Garden but with a much better flavor. I had the lamb chops they were cooked perfectly my wife had the Alfredo with chicken and that was also very good. My only complaint was the service we felt forgotten in our own little room at times.
Large portions , started with calamari a ...
Large portions , started with calamari and Caesar salad. Caesar dressing lacked anchovi flavor. Calamari was very good. I personally had eggplant Parmesan, it was fair, honestly lacked flavor. Husband had chicken carbonara and said it was good. Atmosphere was nice, they had seranading from table to table, decorations were very nice. The staff who brought our food was very nice, however our waiter was not very attentive, no refills offered. If you are staying in the area, it is worth a trip more so to see the beauty of the hotel and outdoor seating areas and shoppes.
Neben dem sehr guten Essen wird man durc ...
Neben dem sehr guten Essen wird man durch italienische Gesangseinlagen unterhalten.
Das Essen an sich wird frisch zubereitet und es wird gleich zu Anfang ein frisch gebackenes Brot sowie frische Knoblauchzehen in Olivenöl serviert.
We have gone here a few times now and I ...
We have gone here a few times now and I was really looking forward to eating here for New Year's Eve. I was disappointed as the two chicken parmigiana we ordered were pink inside. For the money we spent it really wasn't worth it in the end. We had a large party and by the time the waiter came back most people were finished with their entree so we didn't reorder.
We had a 5:30 reservation on New Year's ...
We had a 5:30 reservation on New Year's Eve because we had a toddler. We arrived 10 minutes early and the door was locked. They open at 5:30 and apparently not a minute sooner. A very stressed manager came out and addressed us with "You all have reservations I hope" Still was not allowed in............
Once in, dinner was delicious, service was wonderful and timed perfectly for a table with a toddler without ever feeling rushed. I don't know why the manager was so concerned about reservations, there were plenty of empty tables when we arrived and some were still empty when we left.
Fantastic service at this restaurant. We ...
Fantastic service at this restaurant. We were seated immediately (despite being a little late for our reservation), and the waiter couldn't have been nicer. Kids were falling apart after dinner, so he packed up our dessert to go. Food was really good. TONS of garlic, but delicious!
We went on Christmas. It was easy to get ...
We went on Christmas. It was easy to get into, the service was outstanding and the food was excellent. The bonus were the singers who visited each table. We'll be sure to go again the next time we're in the area.
Our meal was fantastic! The service was ...
Our meal was fantastic! The service was wonderful. It was my daughter's birthday and they made her feel so special. The singers came to the table and sang Happy Birthday. They also brought her an awesome dessert. This was the best meal and experience we had at a restaurant during our trip to Orlando.
One of the best meals we had during our ...
One of the best meals we had during our entire Orlando Vacation week. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, we ate outside and were treated to an operatic show on the veranda. My gluten free teen was super happy with his meal and my pre teen loved his pizza! My hubby said his meal was amazing! And my eggplant parm was superb! We will return!
Of all the restaurants we went to at uni ...
Of all the restaurants we went to at universal, this was by far the best. I could talk about the bread alone for three paragraphs. Everything was fresh and very authentic. There were singers who came to each table which can sometimes be awkward but in this case was fantastic. The dessert was incredible too, we got the cannoli, gelato and chocolate cake. The filet was perfect. The chicken parmesan was probably my least favorite but it was still good. Service was great, some of the waiters spoke Italian. The place itself is very cute, set up to look like a house. A bit pricy but not crazy for an in hotel restaurant--well worth it. Truly amazing place I would recommend to anyone who loves Italian food.
Our food was great but the kid menu at 1 ...
Our food was great but the kid menu at 14$ is too expensive. The young hostess was very cold and disagreeable we were almost about to leave. A pity because the food is good this young lady should learn to explain and smile
Our waitress was attentive and genuine. ...
Our waitress was attentive and genuine. The trio of musicians were absolutely phenomenal! The food was top notch and exactly what we were looking for. If you are looking for a truly authentic Italian meal and experience, this is the place.
I had read other reviews about how delic ...
I had read other reviews about how delicious the food is and how fun the music is-they were right! We had such a good time, we ate here two nights in a row! Their GF options are really good. The music is nice bc the singers only come around occasionally ( I have a hard time hearing when music is constantly playing).
I highly recommend you try Mama Della's. Everyone from age 15-79 enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Wish they would move to my home town:)
Great way to end a long active day. Trea ...
Great way to end a long active day. Treated ourselves to what resembled a home cooked meal - Caesar salad with fresh tomatoes for two, then shared a chicken parmigiana and special meat-blend spaghetti with marinara. Delicious!
The food, the service, the ambiance with ...
The food, the service, the ambiance with trovadores was excellent. This a terrific place to celebrate a 30 year anniversary! Would recommend to family members wishing to make an lasting impression to a love one. Also, the flower bouquet was fresh and waiting for us at the table. Just for that I have another 30 years of tender love coming!
Had thanksgiving dinner with friends, we ...
Had thanksgiving dinner with friends, we were a group of 23 and were accomodated nicely. The food was absolutely amazing, one of the best meals we've ever had. (turkey at an italian restaurant, can you believe it?). Wonderful ambience and great service. I highly recommend it!
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