About Oh Mamma Mia!
Authentic contemporaney Italian restaurant. Cooking show every night!
Italian, Wine Bar, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:45pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: Closed, Monday: Private Cooking Classes Only
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live cooking show as you dine. See the chef cooking your meal and broadcasted live on a giant screen in a open kitchen atmophere.
30% discounts on to go and catering.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Oh Mamma Mia! Ratings and Reviews
Second time there. First was much bette ...
Second time there. First was much better. Portions were adequate, but not what you expect from an Italian restaurant. My pasta, requested al dente, was overcooked. Seafood portion was sparce. I believe the owner, who has sold or will soon be selling, is "lame duck" and getting ready to move onto another venture.
This restaurant is a rare find in Saraso ...
This restaurant is a rare find in Sarasota. The Chef owner is The Personality and his menu and food made right in front of you are phenomenal. Italian the way it should be prepared. And his service staff are friendly and competent and make you feel right at home. Just like family. We can't wait to get back again to try another selection. Perhaps next week??
Always wanted to try this place. After ...
Always wanted to try this place. After making the reservation, my wife signed up for a "birthday club" and then received an email offer for first-time diners that said "25% off your total bill". The food and service was fine, and the prices reasonable. However - our server told us that the gratuity was "included" as part of the prices on the menu- that was completely untrue. Then, when we presented the coupon, the bill that came back reduced only my wife's meal by 25%. When we questioned this, the 'chef/owner' came over and proceeded to loudly and insultingly tell us that coupon wording means YOUR bill - not your entire table's bill! We were annoyed by this and told him so. Eventually, he reduced our bill, but was cleary angry at us. As we were leaving, I inqured at the front desk about a carryout menu. The chef followed us out of the restaurant and screamed at us, "You are banned from ever coming back here!" Completely unreasonable and highly unprofessional. As I said, the food was okay, but given the incredibly rude behavior of the owner (all other staff were actually quite okay) I will NEVER retrun, and I wil tell anyone who asks me that it simply isn't worth goign here.
You accepted our reservation but they we ...
You accepted our reservation but they were closed from Monday to Wednesday until October 1st (and therefore closed when we had our reservation). You need to work on not allowing that to happen as we had to find a backup.
Our experience did not live up to the gl ...
Our experience did not live up to the glowing reviews. We were quite surprised. Our server was very pleasant but the food was quite disappointing - especially the shrimp which did not taste like it was ok to eat. I am a picky eater but my husband is not and he agreed. We would not return nor recommend this restaurant.
The restaurant really was not much to lo ...
The restaurant really was not much to look at, located in a strip mall, not very impressive. However, the service was OUTSTANDING!!! The FOOD DELICIOUS, in every way possible. Friendly staff, we were most definitely very pleasantly surprised. A real neighbor hood gem!!
The food was fabulous and the service wa ...
The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. The air conditioning was having some issues but it did cool the restaurant down after 30 minutes or so. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will be returning soon!
Anything but what the typical strip-mall ...
Anything but what the typical strip-mall Italian eatery location would portend. Really good and creative options and flexible about substitutions (even if not on the menu). Affable, attentive service. Fairly economical to boot. A definite do over and a lot closer than Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
Our third visit to Mamma Mia. First sinc ...
Our third visit to Mamma Mia. First since the expansion . Took some Italian friends there . Food was outstanding . The sauce was to die for . The expansion was classy and we were impressed by the positive addition.
The staffing that particular night was insufficient . If this was more than a one time issue they should increase the staffing . When the snowbirds get here it will really show.
The service was very slow. Our waiter wa ...
The service was very slow. Our waiter was sitting talking to two female customers while we waited almost 15 minutes to make his first appearance at our table. They were out of several of the featured wines. No atmosphere will not go back.
One of a kind Italian restaurant. Guise ...
One of a kind Italian restaurant. Guiseppe, the chef/owner is busy watching over the kitchen as well as mingling with his customers. The food was delicious and the neatest part was being able to watch your food being prepared on a big screen. I had Linguine with clams in a olive oil garlic sauce and it was delicious. While we were waiting for our food, we were able to mingle with other customers, which made it feel very quaint. I would highly recommend.
What a treat! The food is truly authenti ...
What a treat! The food is truly authentic Italian cuisine. The pride the chef and his staff put into their work and their genuine interactions with customers make Oh Mamma Mia a true Italian experience in Siesta Key.
Great food thoughtfully conceived by Che ...
Great food thoughtfully conceived by Chef / owner Giuseppe. Great house wine at only $18. Fun and engaging video on the wall of food prep going on in the kitchen. Friendly interaction with Giuseppe who is very engaging. All in all, this is not your ordinary Italian restaurant. It needs to be experienced.
Milano In Sarasota
There are so many excellent Resturants in Sarasota, it is difficult to say one is better than another. If you narrow your foodie choice to genuine Italian offerings, prepared by an imported Milano Owner/Chef, then Oh Momma Mia Resturant is the right choice. A sample of Momma Mia's entrees include Unicorn Fish and Veal slaps smothered in a piccata sauce. If you want to expand your appetite outside of Italy, you can go down under and order the lamb chops flown in from Australia. Keep in mind, Oh Momma Mia has a limited number of tables, so reservations are recommended.
Italian restaurant that stands out above others
First time visit to Oh Mamma Mia's and it was really good. Food was excellent and the service was also. The chef/owner came out and talked to us a few times and explained how our food was cooked plus we could watch it being cooked because they had cameras in the kitchen and a big screen TV in the dining area. Quite unique feature!
We will go back again.
This was a wonderful experience for my w ...
This was a wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. All of the staff were exceptional and couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating. They serve the best and most authentic Italian food in all of Sarasota. We felt like we were back in northern Italy. Highly recommended!
Always A Great Meal
This restaurant never disappoints. The food is simply delicious. Your host, Guiseppe is absolutely charming. He is personable and truly entertaining. He makes sure to show his customers they are special by visiting each table and chatting with you. I would highly recommend a trip to this Sarasota jewel.
It was my second time there and the food ...
It was my second time there and the food was great. The wine selection is without doubt beyond extraordinary. He offered a Barbaresco for $45 which would cost more than $200 in any other upscale restaurant. Great ambiance and service.
We took Italian friends who had never be ...
We took Italian friends who had never been there and they loved it! The special chosen by one of us was outstanding. We especially enjoy the bread served with oil and seasoned tomatoes and we couldn't resist sharing a slice of limoncello cake. Everyone enjoyed their meal!
First visit was great; second visit, just average
We've been here once before, about a year ago, and had excellent food and service. We were excited to go back when we came to Sarasota. This time, the service was not as good, and we were disappointed that we could not get the lasagna that we ordered last time and was possibly the best we've ever had (I heard another customer stating that he came for the lasagna too!). The waiter told us that lasagna is a winter dish and not currently on the menu; however, both of our visits were in mid-April, so I'm not sure why the menu changed earlier this year. Overall, our food was good but not remarkable... Definitely recommend going in the "winter" to get the lasagna!
Two friends and I ate at O Mamma Mia on a Friday night. The food was very good. One friend had Unicorn fish (had never heard of it before), and found it delicious. I had tortellini in a cream sauce which was creamy and filled with prosciutto and peas and mushrooms. Our third party member had chicken Marsala which was tender and flavorful. The service was very good, and it was enjoyable to see the owner mingle with guests. Definitely a good pplace to go with friends.
Food and service are excellent. Pasta is ...
Food and service are excellent. Pasta is homemade and served at the correct portion and temperature. There is a good selection of wines with a nightly recommendation on the table. Deserts are homemade and a nice portion size also. Pricing is very competitive; especially for homemade and locally sourced food. We highly recommend you make reservations and try the restaurant. Guissepe, owner and chef visits every table.
Tasty, authentic lasagne mmm
5 women, 5 different orders and special requests. Our server was very polite and accommodating, meals were cooked as per requests and all 5 rate the food excellent. Server offered several wines to sample before making a selection. I will be dining at this restaurant on a regular basis.
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