After a bad experience many years ago my husband and I decided to return to Mama Mia's. The first time we went with another couple for a Saturday evening dinner, and the second time we went for a Friday night happy hour.
First time the food was great! All four of us ordered something completely different and all four were delighted with our meal (usually one of the four complains, not the case). The service was satisfactory. The server appeared young and not as knowledgeable as we would have liked, but he was pleasant and efficient. Portion sizes were fantastic and prices very reasonable.
Second time we went was Friday happy hour and we sat at the bar. The bartenders were knowlegeable and very pleasant. 3-4-1 well drinks and draft on Fridays as well as 2-4-1 appetizers. Plus, we were there during early bird. Here's the kick- we wouldn't go back for the specials, we'd rather the regular menu. The bartenders gave a nice pour on the drinks, but it just enhanced the poor taste of the well vodka. The appetizers were fair, and the early bird dinners were okay (nice portion size), but the items on the regular menu and the nightly specials are far superior for the price. The night we were there they had a pork chop that looked fantastic, and I was disappointed that I missed the lobster special the week before. ..this is the reason you go to Mama Mia's! Don't worry about the cheap stuff, go for the reasonably priced items and you won't be disappointed!