About Mama Della's Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
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
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
The staff was so friendly, yet very prof ...
The staff was so friendly, yet very professional. The "magical dining" was quality food and a great deal. We had enough left over for a great midnight snack. Never had "happy birthday" sang to me in Italian which was so beautiful. We will return without a doubt.
Our experience at mama della's was outst ...
Our experience at mama della's was outstanding! It began with our server Veinny (friendly, attentive and charming)...then came the food (homemade pastas and fish dishes even the bread and butter was to die for)...then table side opera to set the mood finished with a meet and greet with mama herself who insisted on us trying dessert! Cannoli I and Tiramisu made with love the best we have ever had. We were so impressed we went back during our stay two more times. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough!!!!
Never disappoints. Mama's veal amazing! ...
Never disappoints. Mama's veal amazing! Service: they make you very comfortable and you never have to look for your server. Live entertainment so special. Love this place! They make you feel like family. I always hit Mama's when I'm in town.
We went to Mama Della twice some years b ...
We went to Mama Della twice some years back, and this time we found that they have lost in terms of quality and good service. It has become another typical hotel restaurant. There are much better Italian restaurants in town. Very limited menu. Deficient food service. Our main plates took 40 minutes to come to the table, and one of them was the lasagna that for sure is already made, just need to warm it. Dissapointing. I do not think we are going back. I imagine their business is hotel guests that do not come back, not locals like us.
Good ambiance. Food was delicious. We ha ...
Good ambiance. Food was delicious. We had the lasagna and the shrimp de frella. Calamari was the best I've had. They have singers that make their way around the restaurant taking song request, then they would sing it for you. My waiter was great but the bus girl was had poor manners. Every time she come around filling my glass of water she would reach over without an excuse me. She'd bump my hand once while I was on my phone. Manners are a pretty peeve of mine. Otherwise good place for a date night.
Highly Recommended! Was told by a couple ...
Highly Recommended! Was told by a couple we met by the pool we should make reservations and go and we took their advise. So glad we did...it was delicious. From the bread basket with olive oil and roasted garlic cloves to their gnocchi and lasagna, everything was amazing. I would highly recommending going if your in Orlando.
We went for dinner and were promptly gre ...
We went for dinner and were promptly greeted upon arrival. Our reservation was for 7pm and we were at the table by 705pm. Our server was pleasant and professional. All the food was excellent and the portions were large. The other highlight of the evening were the opera singers performing by the table and then outside. Highly recommended!
We celebrated our engagement dinner here ...
We celebrated our engagement dinner here and could not have been more pleased with the Vip treatment we received. The food, ambiance, service and nightly guitarist entertainment is 5 star. This is the closest you will get to an authentic Italian restaurant short of going to Italy! Cannot wait to come back!
When we travel to Orlando, we always cho ...
When we travel to Orlando, we always choose Mama's for dinner. The restaurant is very cozy and the beautiful music and hospitality makes this a memorable place in Universal at the Portofino resort. The food is good to very good depending upon your selection, not the best Italian.. but consistent. The service is always wonderful and the atmosphere warm . You feel like you are in a lovely home, not a restaurant. The seating which combines couches with tables and chairs adds to the charm and comfort.
We loved everything about the place. Imm ...
We loved everything about the place. Immediately upon entering, we envisioned Italy where we have been many times. The attentiveness of the way staff was prompt without being too aggressive, the food was especially good, particularly Alfredo fett which was as good as the original in Rome. We were treated to music and singing by three, professionally trained singers and best of all, the price was exceptionally reasonable for such a feast. Highly recommend it !!!
Exceeded our expectations with its not-y ...
Exceeded our expectations with its not-your-run-of-the-mill Americanized Italian food. From the appetizers to dessert, every bite was satisfying. The pasta w/truffle sauce was amazing. Service was impeccable, and the music made the ambience fun and festive.
Mama Della's is a five star restaurant a ...
Mama Della's is a five star restaurant at the upscale resort in Portofino Bay at Universal Studios. The food is incredible! Well worth the price. It is not cheap in any way. The dishes are well thought out, the Chefs are world class and the waiters are friendly, pleasant and very attentive to your needs. They serenade the tables with your choice of Italian song and music with world class talent! Take your sweetheart or culture your kids, this place is great!. My wife and I have been there three times. the third time with our kids and they loved the food...a little shy to have someone sing to them but handled it great. Always consider the special of the day. "they ain't lien" when they say "you"ll love it" I had a seafood dish of pasta noodles, shrimp, lobster, dried tomatoes, spinach and more in a creamy cognac sauce that made me want to cry when I tasted it! soooo good, a choice over the "Frutti Di Mare" that I returned there for, and they are NOT "stingy" You will leave stuffed! The Sangria is untouchable! I have dined all over Europe, Italy, Spain , France even Australia and Africa I seek out good food everywhere I go, even in people's homes that I meet. I,m telling you the chefs at Mama Della's know what they're doing.( a side note: I went to Ruth Chris once and felt as tho I was robbed.) Mama Della's is world class!
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