Mamma Roma Ristorante

4.4
230 reviews
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
1 review
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
67 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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BC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, we had a lovely evening. There was a large selection of Italian food which suited us as our party included 2 fussy vegetarians. Well priced, good location.

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n
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mamma Roma for the first time, and absolutely loved it! The food was amazing, and fresh, and The service was amazing too. All of the staff were lovely, but there was one young lady in particular who was fantastic when serving my dad and me. I wish I knew her name, because her service was brilliant! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back again.

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SC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was totally amazing! Will certainly visit again

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CM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch here this week. The meal was excellent and would certainly go again. Good, friendly service.

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PV
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We dined here sunday evening as a family of 4. The service was very attentive however the main course left us slightly disappointed. Starters were enjoyable - garlic breads and a sharing platter, however for mains we ordered 2 steaks a chicken and a pasta dish. The only hot dish was the pasta - the meat dishes were warm and I asked if I could swap potatoes for chips and they brought me both and charged extra for the chips. The restaurant was very nice and cosy but I'm not sure we will go again.

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OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and service food was lovely too will definitely be back

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AH
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great , little restaurant. Great value pre theatre deal at £17.95for four courses. Efficient service. Only niggle was that it was a cold night, so every time the main door was opened, we got a blast of chilly air

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KP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff made us feel so welcome and food was amazing loved this place

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MS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very authentic Italian food with seemingly fresh and tasty ingredients

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PS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Edinburgh for the weekend and booked this restaurant in advance based on reviews. The food and service was excellent and so good that we went again on our 2nd night and it was just as good.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good good lovely wine. really handy for Playhouse theatre.

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S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff great food and ideal location for pre theatre meal when attending Playhouse theatre

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P
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to this place before going to the playhouse. Food is always great staff amazing highly recommend this place.

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DP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal as always, staff very professional, friendly & helpfull

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G
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice buzz about the place. Lots of choices and tasty too.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and great service we had a brilliant evening

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, the staff was very accomodating too (e.g. off-menu requests and time changes).

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DH
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for pre show meal, what an excellence meal and the staff were great. If ever in Edinburgh again this restaurant will be on our go to list.

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BE
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food came fast and it was very tasty. The service was excellent.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theatre meal was good value. Service was outstanding despite being very busy. Food was delicious!

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

We found the background music far too loud. But, I'm glad to say, when I asked for it to be turned down, it WAS turned down and it was turned well down. Many thanks for that.

When the restaurant is pretty full, the noise level from people talking is considerable. So it seems to me there is not much point in having background music at all. Some restaurants I know will turn the music up even louder, with the result that people talk louder to make themselves heard and the result is a dreadful cacophony which ruins the pleasure of meeting friends over a meal.

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant service and excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pre-theatre menu, food was amazing and value for money, staff were lovely and attentive also, nothing was too much bother for them as one of the party could only eat a small portion so this was accommodated for no problem at all :)

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive to my wife and I food was delicious and nice atmosphere.

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r
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food from an extensive menu. Great choice of drinks and friendly efficient service. Great restaurant for groups and friends but not so good for a quiet dinner or for a romantic meal as the tables are very close together and their is a lively atmosphere

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