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Mama Santa Restaurant Pizzeria

Business Details

49

years

in Business

Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sun Closed
General Info:
Family Owned and Operated Since 1961 * *Voted Best Pizza In Cleveland** * Featuring Sicilian Cooking *Homemade Pastas
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Payment method:
visa, mastercard, amex
Neighborhood:
University
Categories:
Pizza, Take Out Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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Posted: 6/27/2012

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good

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Updated: 4/22/2014
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This is a great little Italian...

This is a great little Italian family restaurant in Little Italy. The pizza is delicious without being overly expensive and the eat-in experience is perfectly homey so you can bring the kids along without worrying about disturbing anyone. I only wish there were a dedicated ‘pick-up’ parking area since Little Italy is notoriously packed with cars and people who are similarly looking for delicious foods.

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CMDawssy

Posted: 5/18/2012

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Old World Style

Mama Santa is the kind of place you imagine would be in a small village in Italy. Their homemade pasta is just that, homemade, at lunch you can hear them cutting it in the kitchen. Recommend their Cavatelli, Meatballs and Antipasta Salad.

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LindaPW

Posted: 6/14/2011

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Really good pizza

I think the pizza here is great. I'm not the kind of person that craves italian food all the time, but there are times when all I want is a slice of pizza...ok maybe two slices of pizza. Inevitably I end up getting pizza here. I can't give them 5 stars since I haven't tried any of the other menu items, but maybe I will in the future.

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Updated: 4/22/2014
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bargain delight

mama santa's has been a favorite take out and sit down sight for many years,just went last night.love the thin crust and fresh meat and veggies, and very friendly watresses,salads are much improved from what they once were,unlike many italian restaurants,they serve dark and light green lettuce with lots of other ingrediants very reasonable pricespenny

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HockeyMonkey

Posted: 10/3/2009

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Mediocre at best

I drove from North Ridgeville because of all the accolades of Mama Santa's pizza. I was disappointed. The pizza crust was a bit dry, the toppings were fairly sparce and not even close to fresh...had to be canned/dehydrated/frozen. I left with a taste of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix in my mouth! After 2 pies, 2 Pepsi's, 2 beers, the total was $50.05 and I could of got better from Georgios, 2 12packs of Pepsi, and a 12 of adult suds for the same price and not had to squeeze my (already small) car into a door ding mill of a parking place or pay a tip.

That being said, the wait staff was top notch and attentive. Kudos waitstaff!

I'd pass on Mama Santa's....IMHO!

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whirledepicurean501

Posted: 3/8/2009

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Seek a Better Cleveland Pizza

On faithful insistence of friends who are Mama Santa?s fans, I gave Mama Santa?s pizza three separate tries. Unfortunately, three strikes.

As an enthusiast who has tried thin crust pizza at over 100 purveyors (NO chains, please) in numerous states, I found Mama Santa?s pizza experience lacking in several key elements. First, their crust, sauce and cheese just lay limp and sloppy without integration to blend flavors. Second, the sauce is deficient of pleasing subtle spices, failing to entice my palate to the next bite. Third, the decor is badly dated, but no so as to be delightfully kitschy, just bad. Lastly, the service is, at best, adequate, absent of personality or charm that would draw me back. All this in an otherwise wonderful Italian area of Cleveland!

On a personal note to reviewer DeathDealer9: For a restaurant review site to develop and sustain credibility, it must include all critiques, even those that disagree with our own tastes and experiences. To do otherwise would be disingenuous. Similarly, to maintain integrity, the review site must reject obviously biased puff praise from insiders and false damnation from competitors.

May Mama Santa?s fans continue to enjoy what they have come to prize. As for me, I will continue to seek a better Cleveland pizza.

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annaduchene

Posted: 2/21/2009

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rocking

where else can you go and get a great pizza, a bottle of wine and 2 salads for $22 bucks! Always great food!

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lauka1500

Posted: 12/11/2008

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nice place for couples

it is a nice place to spend time as a couple. nothing in particular, but we enjoyed it.
if you livein the area, you do not need to search further

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DeathDealer9

Posted: 11/30/2008

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For All the Haters

First off you Haters, Shut The F*** up. I've had the pizza many times there, and I Know its some of the best around. Key word there is Some; and by many i mean more then 50. Sorry to be so openly mouthy but seriously, all you supposed ""pizza connoisseur's"" give me a break; Just try and tell me that some of your favorite pizza you've had only once in your life. Not Gonna Happen. You have to have it more then once if not just to make sure. Point being, Try it again, Then again, a good judge takes in more then one perspective. As for service, in any place of business one should know that not every single server is going to be bright and jolly; and time frame, well if your there on a Friday Or Saturday, I'd like to see you serve people faster then them. Going back to you pizza connoisseur's just shut up pizza is pizza and not eveyone has your taste in it so don't try to speak for everyone, and stop f***ing posting that s*** like your some hot shot know it all.

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