Caffe Mamma Ristorante
Caffe Mamma Ristorante

Caffe Mamma Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffemamma.co.uk/cmdesc1.html
  • Phone: 020 8948 8330
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Sunday 12pm to 11pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking nearby after 4:30pm.
A word from Caffe Mamma Ristorante
Mamma Ristorante, in various guises, has been a west London fixture and firm favourite with locals for over 25 years. The current restaurant is on Richmond's Kew Road, easy walking distance from Kew Gardens, and the shops and transport links of Richmond. The décor is wonderfully quirky; the restaurant is decked out to look like a courtyard in Italy, complete with washing lines hung with clothes strung over the tables. As for the food, the extensive menu is full of authentic Italian classics, just like mamma used to make. Diners can choose from a range of tempting antipasti, salads, pastas and risottos, pizzas, meat and seafood dishes, as well as a range of classic Italian desserts. The fresh, tasty food, friendly service, affordable wine list and welcoming atmosphere all go down well with customers and ensure Mamma Ristorante will remain a Richmond institution for many years to come.
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Caffe Mamma Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since 24 November 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.8
    Value4.1
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
child friendly (19)outstanding value (16)group bookings (15)fit for foodies (11)business meals (10)sunday lunch (10)special occasions (10)pre/post theatre (10)romance (9)outdoor eating (9)good vegetarian options (6)brunch (2)disabled access (1)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Lightening service!
    Gigi
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Looking at the title of my review you might be thinking negatively. Please don't. I booked this restaurant knowing nothing about it, other than what I had read in other reviews. My family were en route to Twickenham for the Australians v Barbarians match and I needed somewhere to take them for lunch. Traveling from Worcs. on the train we did not have much time to eat. I had sent a message with my booking to this effect. We arrived at 12.35pm (5 mins late, but I had phoned ahead). We were given ample time to choose our menu, NEVER felt rushed, served the most delicious meal always with a smile, which we all thoroughly enjoyed, and were out on the pavement waiting for our taxi at 1.50pm. FANTASTIC FOOD & SERVICE will definitely visit again!
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Outstanding
    TheH
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    I took my partner here for an evening meal, we received fantastic service, great food also even as it got very busy during our meal, nothing was delayed and we both enjoyed it so very much.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • TheCritic
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Visited for lunch. Was only one other group dining, so cannot accurately comment on ambience. The portion size was extremely large (I had opted for the calzone), so was definitely good value for money. Would return.
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  • KellyA
    Kelly
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Lovely and authentic food. Child friendly and easy to eat outside if you have a buggy or pram.
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    child friendly, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta
    IRofRVIP
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Very tasty homemade ravioli, with a good salmon filling. This was on the "Specials" menu, which I have found is always what one should plump for.
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  • moste enjoyable
    marekj
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    My family and I enjoyed this meal very much; we went out to celebrate our son's success in his exams and university entry and Caffe Mamma did not disappoint. The food was good and the service was fine. We would certainly consider returning there.
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  • Great value, good food and service
    Luvgr8food
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a lovely lunch on a rainy day after a morning's show at the theatre. The restaurant is memorable for the lines of interesting t-shirts on the washing lines, replicating those you find in Italy. The service was good, and the people were lovely and very good with the two four year olds in our party. The food was very good and great value. We would definitely recommend Caffe Mamma and we will be back.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Repeat diner and never disappointed. Good, honest home cooked Italian food. Yummy!
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  • Yummy
    W5W5
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Great Italian food. We were a party of 9, and we all had a fantastic evening. We would definitely go again. Thanks
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homely Italian with personal touch
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Close to the Centre of Richmond, our first visit was very enjoyable. Tasty food, good portions and attentive service. The starters were a little expensive but reasonably priced and decent house wine. A newly installed stair lift provides access to toilets for the frail but no wheelchair acccess.
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    child friendly, disabled access, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Italian restaurant
    Crazydane
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    I have been to Mamma's many times before - since this is one of my local restaurants. I always love the place - the food is nice, the people are friendly and it is a very relaxed atmosphere, so you can just sit back an enjoy. Would highly recommend the place for a nice Italian experience.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Our standby (non-chain) Italian
    Martin
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Dinner for four on a June Saturday evening - restaurant nearly full, and dining outside possible (but we did not choose it because of traffic noise). Italian food certainly, but perhaps a little blander than most (not much salt used)? Friendly service. Not cheap - £33 per head for three courses and half bottle of the house wine.
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    business meals, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Vibrant welcoming friendly restaurant serving excellent food in the traditional Italian way.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Pre Sports Afternoon
    Foody
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Service very good from friendly and attentive staff. Food well prepared and tasty. Friendly ambiance in the restaurant from other diners. Most enjoyable and will return. Great value.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Authentic Italian eating experience
    Bluebell
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    We were a party of ten and we are all in agreement about the fantastic standard of food and service. The staff are welcoming, friendly and attentive. We all ate something different and no one was disappointed. The atmosphere is lively and authentic Italian. We have already recommended it to several friends. Will definitely dine here again when in Richmond.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local eaterie
    Jennikew
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    Caffe Mamma in Richmond is a great local asset, providing good quality Italian food at very reasonable prices. Perfect for a meeting of friends, or simply if you fancy a meal out!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Soggy
    daveq4
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Nice restaurant that I used to go to some years ago. My partner and I went on a Tuesday evening. On arrival we noticed the restaurant next door was very busy and Caffe Mamma only had two tables dining. Nice service, but for an established Italian restaurant we found the food very average verging on poor. Very soggy calamari, prawns had a weird taste. Smoked salmon pasta very bland, lack of smoked salmon and my pizza was soggy, hard egg, minimal meat and bland. I've had better pizzas in Pizza Express!
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  • Nice Place
    Niki
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    Good food well presented by friendly staff. Although they got my order wrong but I decided not to say anything as what they sent looked delicious too.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    Carmensita
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Delicious imaginative freshly cooked meal with good service. Perfect!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must go to Caffe Mama
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It's charming, the people are warm and welcoming, the service is spot on and the food is first class - I have not eaten better Italian food in the UK. Don't wait and don't go elsewhere, go to Caffe Mamma - we loved it.
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    romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really loved that place and
    Caro
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    Really loved that place and the food was just superb. We had a great evening, service was really good too. Would definitely go back!
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    fit for foodies, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice traditional Italian restaurant
    MB58
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    Caffe Mamma was a traditional Italian restaurant. Staff were efficient and friendly. The food was of a good quality and was typical of the expected menu from this type of restaurant. Nothing particularly innovative but well done all the same. House white wine seemed a bit pricey and frankly wasn't that great. Might have been a bit expensive overall if it had not been for the 20% discount offer.
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  • Good spot for a bite to eat
    IloveFood
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Its a decent local restaurant. Food is tasty and generous, & with the TT 20% off discount is of reasonable price. Ive certainly had better tasting Italian food but ive had muvh worse. Service was slow however. We were waiting 5 minutes before we were seen and had to wait another 5 minutes before our table became available.
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  • Great value traditional Italian
    Paul
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The waiters are friendly, the food good and the prices very fair at Caffe Mama in Kew Road. The washing still hangs from the ceiling as it did in their old venue near the Odeon in central Richmond. Recommended.
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    romance, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    JNorm
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Took some clients along for a meal without knowing a great deal about the place. Food was amazing and had a fantastic night!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mamma
    IRofRVIP
    Dined on 27/12/2013
    This is a cheerful, basic and standard Italian restaurant. The food is OK, if not special. The service is unfailingly smiling and cheerful. For my local a-few-minutes-from-home eatery it serves me well and I shall continue to use it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favourite restaurant
    nisha
    Dined on 17/12/2013
    Caffe Mamma is always great. Brilliant food (and we are fussy), great value and we always receive the best service. Guaranteed great food and a lovely night out every time. Always our first choice. X
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    business meals, fit for foodies, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since 24 November 2013
    • Average Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambience3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Value4.1
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Caffe Mamma Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Great Italian
    danny
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    The atmosphere is noisy bustle and complimlented by the great Italian banter between the staff. Friendly staff who work hard but actually enjoy what they are doing. I had the Ravioli on special the best I have ever had. If you like veal my friends who had it said it was special
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was shown to the table,
    ELGRN
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    I was shown to the table, but the others in my party were just told to go upstairs. The service was slow which I thought was due to the other large groups in the restaurant but they had left by the time we wanted to pay the bill so didn't explain why the bill was brought over and after 20 minutes of waiting we had to ask to pay it! The food was a bit bland but the portions were generous and it was good value for what we got.
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    special occasions, child friendly, group bookings
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  • Good meal
    Cliss
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Good value set menu tasty wine fair priced house wine. Nice meal!
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    romance, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great choice
    TeawithRachaelVIP
    Dined on 23/10/2013
    We always have a lovely meal here - fantastic, authentic Italian food, friendly, attentive service, good wine - and all at very reasonable prices. I recommend this restaurant heartily!
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    romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • caffe mamma
    Geno
    Dined on 22/10/2013
    I dined with a friend on a quiet Tuesday eve at Caffe Mamma on a 20% off a la carte menu. Service was fine and my prosecco chilled. The starter bruschetta was a very good and a generous portion but our main course pasta dishes were fairly average.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic italian restaurant...
    Marina183VIP
    Dined on 19/10/2013
    Charming Italian restaurant with lots of charm, character and a menu to match - potentially the best carbonara I've ever had! Service wonderful too - go!
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    romance, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Feel to this place lovely
    Doddie
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Great Feel to this place lovely setting, Great Service very friendly . Came here to celebrate my Stepsons 18th we were a party of 6. Great Time had by all. will be back.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • excellent risotto, cooked
    lubru
    Dined on 26/9/2013
    excellent risotto, cooked to perfection which is quite difficult to find in a restaurant. good value for money as well.
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  • Excellent Service at Cafe mamma
    TwizLiz
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Although the place looked like an ordinary Italian Restaurant next to a very fancy place. The service was very convincing. The guys put on their Italian charme, spoke Italian to Italy lovers and were fast almost personal in their service. Our table came in at 9 PM and they were already running since 5PM but really nothing was too much. The food was great and in the end we walked out thinking we had dinner in the best restaurant in town. Very well done! I can recommend this place to anyone.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great starter and special
    bombaymixVIP
    Dined on 23/8/2013
    I have been here 3 times and the food has always been great. Sardines starter and the special of the day (black ink tagliatelle with scampi) were amazing. Looking forward to the next special of the day when I come again soon!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Convenient place to bring kids
    Cduffy
    Dined on 23/8/2013
    Had my brother and his 9 year old son visiting so wanted somewhere which was child friendly and has a kids menu. The food was family style with good volume. Service is friendly but a bit slow to get the bill paid.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Italian Traditon in Richmond
    Richmond
    Dined on 14/6/2013
    A new location for an Italian tradition in Richmond still recognisable by the full clothes lines strung up above the diners. A fully comprehensive menu with each dish superbly cooked and presented.
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  • Although the service was reasonably
    Anon
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Although the service was reasonably good - we had to wait a long time to receive the bill. When it arrived it was wrong and the waiter had 'forgotten' to deduct the 20% as per the TT Offer. The food was disappointing - the fish was overcooked to the extent that it was dry and the portions were far too large - and therefore wasteful. The ambiance was fairly lively early in the evening, but the restaurant was empty by about 10.00 pm. Would unfortunately not recommend, given that there are so many excellent restaurants in the area.
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