Mamma Roma Ristorante

4.4
255 reviews
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
Mamma Roma is an authentic Italian restaurant located at 4/7 Antigua Street Edinburgh. Situated very close to the Edinburgh Playhouse, this restaurant is not only great for Pre-Theatre diners but also has a delicious and extensive choice of menus to satisfy all customers. The restaurant can also be found within a 10 minute walk of Princes Street Gardens and a convenient 5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Mamma Roma’s restaurant is spread over multiple floors. The main dining area is decorated in Tuscan farmhouse style with paintings and medallions embellishing the walls. Special attention is given to the elaborate list of pasta and pizza delicacies and a bowl of gelato or a plate of tiramisu helps to round off a meal on a savory note.
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AV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the pasta and risotto dishes, but the pizza's were deep pan style for both adults and kids, and my husband found it very doughy and didn't enjoy it much. The kids pizza's were gigantic, barely any smaller than the adult pizza's, so they weren't able to finish them.

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VB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined pre theatre menu, booking through open table we got an excellent window table. We have dined there previously at the same table. We enjoyed the food, the service and the way they looked after our 6 year old on her first theatre visit. I would recommend it to anyone.

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PG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the ambience and the food.
On hand for the Playhouse Theatre and everything worked really well.
Thank you.

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely restaurant. Very attentive staff. Food was good. My daughter loved her pizza and the Nutella cheesecake was yummy.

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GT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Open til late, great food and service. Location ideal for City Centre & Theatres

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MH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thoroughly recommended. Great service and amazing food. Good for families.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there before going to the theatre. Staff friendly. The place was full but food still came quickly and in plenty time for the theatre.

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h
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable for a great plate of Italian. Staff great, service good.

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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely we spent a lot of time here eating and drinking. The price was very reasonable. I will return when back in edinburgh.

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WD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff, great food and good value. Ideal for pre theatre

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KB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Carbonara was tasteless, lasagne was burnt on the bottom & cold in the middle, think it was pre-cooked & reheated, would not go back.

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HH
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a pleasant enough meal although other people in our party were a bit disappointed with the grilled chicken. The waiters were very friendly but as restaurant got busy and more people came in looking for food they appeared to try rushing us, keen to get us moving which spoiled the experience

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SP
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiting staff very friendly, lovely to chat to. Restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and large varied menu. Everything sounded delicious, and everything we ordered was. My pizza marinara was out of this world. Real seafood on top, and the taste was just like what you get on holiday abroad. It's hard to find such good pizza in the UK! Thank you, we will return.

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our pasta dishes, couldn’t fault it.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pre theatre menu is the best value for money. The choice was not extensive but there’s something to suit all tastes. Service was quick and waiters very attentive.
Prime location for Edinburgh playhouse

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food with friendly service at very reasonable price, what more do you need ?

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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was nice to go into an Italian Ristorante that actually speaks and play Italian music and, Maria who looked after us was very nice and we chatted about what part of Italy her family was from the service was very good as the food would I recommend here a definitely a yes.

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AG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff were very welcoming and attentive. We had pre theatre menu which was great food and great value.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, food and atmosphere! I can’t recommend visiting this restaurant enough! I shall definitely be going back!

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CD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent range of food. Very tasty meal and friendly, cheerful staff. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy and delicious. The staff are exceptionally friendly. Will return again and again.

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J
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizzas, in fact best ever calzone pizza. Really good atmosphere when we visited on a Saturday night.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my very first visit to Mamma Roma's, very quick service and the lovely young lady who served us our meal more than compensated for the rather sombre and unsmiling men who were serving (although they were very mannerly) they really need to follow the example of the beautiful smiling, warm and friendly young lady they work with.
Would look forward to visiting again, next time I am in Edinburgh.
Many Thanks
Catriona McGee

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A
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was piping hot and time taken between courses was appropriate. We have used this restaurant before and would recommend to anyone. The staff are very polite and ensure your every need is met

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R
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looked around at a few places before booking this restaurant. Very friendly place made to feel very welcome. Food was very good and reasonably priced and only a short walk from Princess street

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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and the staff was very friendly and attentive. The only negative thing I would say is that they need to bring the restaurant up to date, the decor wasn’t very appealing which spoilt the overall experience

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This lovely restaurant was recommended by my parents who have gone there for pre theatre dinners. We were not disappointed. My husband was very impressed by his calzone and I would recommend the speciality pasta with prawns, courgettes, garlic and basil. My sons all enjoyed their pizzas which were as good as any you would get in Italy. The garlic bread was also very tasty. The service was excellent, we were very well attended to. Would definitely return.

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LL
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was not really overly impressed. Was a bit annoyed when I was informed on arrival that they did not have my booking. I rec,d a reminder about my booking so how would they not have it. Was quite embarrassing in front of my friends.

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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not bad, but nothing special.
Very pricey for what it is especially considering none of the pasta is fresh.

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AM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting friends from Sweden

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AL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bon accueil, service agréable et de très bons produits bien cuisinés, je recommande !

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend and I had a lovely meal here. It was very quiet though even at lunchtime. We were the only diners except towards the end of our lunch another party came in. So the ambience wasn’t as good as it could have been. However we had a three course lunch for £8.95 each!

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CL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food outside Italy, amazing!! Can't wait to go back

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely early evening dinner and will certainly be back.

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MP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and best seafood risotto my wife has ever eaten. Great location for pre-theater dinner

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KB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Having booked a table through opentable we turned up at the main restaurant and they did have our reservation but we were escorted downstairs with no explanation to what I would describe as an overflow room and after some consultation with other staff we were told we could sit at a nearby table which was set for three. The waiter then asked if there was only two of us and swiped the third setting away. By this time instead of a good feeling we felt like a nuisance who had just turned up off the street. I cannot fault the service or the meal but they need to learn how to deal with customers better as regards seating. The whole time we were there the door was continually opening and letting in the cold as other diners who came downstairs and were then ushered up and vice versa. I have eaten here twice before but was very disappointed as there was no welcome and we really were made to feel very uncomfortable.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very slow service. We had to wait too much between dishes. Beside everything was perfect.

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ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waitstaff was very nice and attentive. The food was delicious. My parents went back again two days later!

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AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjobable night staff duper and brillant food

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RV
Richmond
68 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was fine overall, nothing spectacular. Decent Italian food but nothing stood out as memorable or worthy of a return visit.

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