Mamma Roma Ristorante

4.4
190 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 12:00 - 14:30; 17:00-23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:45
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
0131 558 1628
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
8 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine
What 190 People Are Saying
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Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Friendly staff and delicious and good value food. Ideal for theatre goers

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PF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cosy ambiance, wide-ranging menu and helpful, friendly staff, with prompt & attentive service. Food quality good. Easily found from central Edinburgh hotel - real plus for visitors. If re-visiting Edinburgh would certainly consider eating here again.

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MT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been a number of time and have never been disappointed. Would definitely recommend you pay it a visit if you are in Edinburgh.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Started off okay however after our starters we waited almost an hour for our mains. We were told this delay was due to there being a party of 26 children downstairs. However there were at least two tables who came in after us but were served long before we were (one person had a Calzone which I had ordered before him). When the food arrived my Calzone was terrible ie was rock hard suggesting it had been sitting a while. This was a family meal out for my sister who had visited from Australia. I felt bad because it was me who booked the table as I had eaten there before without any issues. I said nothing at the time as I didn't want to spoil our evening any more than it already had been by the poor service.

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j
Toledo
40 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had just arrived in Edinburgh. Too late for lunch, too early for dinner. Staying across the street, hungry, so took a shot. SO glad we did! Fabulous Italian food....great service. We felt so welcome! Would go back in a heartbeat! Heartily recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was solid for the price, and the atmosphere is very nice. Service did take a very long time but overall an enjoyable experience. Would go back

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B
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Have visited this restaurant on several occasions and have always found it to be most enjoyable Has all been refurbished since last visit and it looks very moden but still cosy
Food was very good and service very friendly and helpful

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AG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food, lovely ambiance, and most excellent service - I would highly recommend!

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OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Great food and good service. The experience was slightly ruined with a table full of rowdy women next to us. We would still go back again!

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t
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service that exceeded our expectations in every way! We had the veal and hand made Stringolini pasta with meatballs (best meatballs - small with little or no filler) as main course and shared the house made Tiramisu for dessert (also delicious!). Ask for Lucas or Roberto - attentive, fun, interesting to talk with, and Lucas shared great site-seeing tips!

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CS
London
29 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is a good neighbourhood Italian, but unfortunately on the night that we visited we were served raw chicken. It was taken away and recooked but this took some time by which stage we had rather lost our enthusiasm for the evening. When it finally arrived back the food was good but it all took too long and an apology would not have gone amiss.

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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great job serving seven of us. Most of the party loved their food. We had an awesome waiter who joked or sang to us. Cozy, casual, good eats!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular customers from Glasgow and every time we travel to Edinburgh we pay a visit to Mamma Roma, the food is delicious and the service impeccable. Florinda is really nice and attentive and we are always looking forward to seeing her again.

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J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre-theatre venue

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RS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant before so I was hoping that it would be as good as the last time I was there. My son (his birthday) and I were not disappointed. We had lunch from the special menu and it was very good. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice Italian restraunts , found on open table while still on holiday in Edinburgh. It was good to relax , chat and enjoy some good food.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent welcome and service throughout. We both had veal which was very tasty and tender.
Only criticism would be the deserts which were a little disappointing and lacking in flavour

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KN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catered to my gluten and dairy allergies. Everyone there was very helpful and accommodating.

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S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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g
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very helpful and observant staff . When I coughed because of the pepper a fresh plate was brought instantly. I liked that no pressure was put on us to buy expensive wine. Will certainly go again

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The dinner was nice and delicious but the waiters were not welcoming and somehow wanted us to leave the restaurant as soon as possible.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, friendly service, great prices. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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WH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Enjoyed the food. Two of our servers were short and pretty rude. The third server was a lot more friendly. Not sure if it was due to bias (we are Gay and an Asian-white couple) or their typical demeanor.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A ladies day out and everything was excellent - would highly recommend and definitely return

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LB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed with the food,I have been to most parts of Italy and used to excellent Italian cuisine.Mamma Roma was poor.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to this restaurant for years. Never had a bad meal yet. Staff are so friendly and helpful.

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our visit to Mamma Roma. Warm welcome with friendly service. Food was delicious and the desserts are out of this world!

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DP
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! A lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. Ideally located for events at The Playhouse, etc.

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My 7 year old Daughter and I had lunch here before theatre. We were running late and when I called to notify them there was no issue, even though it was short notice.
Service was fantastic, food was delicious and they were very accomodating as I had asked for portion size to be changed and other items added.
My Daughter had pizza and she loved it only thing I would say is she would have liked to have a slightly thinner base but this is just personal preference.
The restaurant was clean and bright and welcoming.
The staff were very nice to both of us and I would definitely visit again next time we are in Edinburgh. Thank you.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff , had a great table by window in bar part of restaurant which probably has a better ambience than main restaurant. I’ve had better pizza but for the money was great value! Some good pre-theatre deals too.

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HT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and professional, friendly and attentive staff. The bread and olive selection a good sharing starter option. Would prefer homemade sweet, not bought in!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre theatre lunch, service with a smile and fantastic food, plenty of it and very tasty. We will definitely return

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JE
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was so good we went twice. Once for a quick pizza and once for a nice pasta dinner. The restaurant is very popular (for a good reason) so reservations are recommended.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was average a few mistakes with orders. Convenient for theatre. Food ok but would not rush back.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely staff. Very friendly and kind. Good delicious and service prompt but not rushed.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, cheerful and attentive waiters, good value for money, would definitely return

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LG
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant right across from playhouse, would definitely recommend going here.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic birthday meal great food, service and location

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H
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were just staying at the hotel opposite and were surprised by the quality of the food

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CH
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great, authentic italian, with really decent prices. House wine was also very nice and service was good.

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