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Mamma Rosa

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua do Gremio Lusitano 14, Bairro Alto, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 346 5350
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We visited here a couple of weeks ago and the food was nice. We both had seafood and they brought the fish out to show us before we chose. There wasn't a huge range of food, but there didn't need to be. The fish and potatoes that it was served with was really nice. It did come with some spinach... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We went for pizza which was a god enough choice. Being a vegetarian I had to ask for a pizza with no meat in it, but that is an issue i had the whole time in Lisbon. They prepared a simple margherita with mushrooms and onions which was pretty decent. The others in the family had a steak, i was... More 

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Estoril, Portugal
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

I love going to Mamma Rosa. It's a simple little hideaway in the middle of Bairro Alto with very friendly and attentive staff that serve great italian food! I loooooove and recomend the Carpaccio, for starters, and everything else on the menu is pretty yummy but I love the pasta with smoked salmon... Forgot the name of it on the... More 

Thank Melimeli2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

We had good pizza. The waitress was just there when we needed here. When we left she even offered us an umbrella. Very nice!

1 Thank Prontopaule
Athens, Greece
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Nice little restaurant, resembling to an italian osteria or a greek taverna. Nice atmosphere, nice salad and pasta, tiramisu not so good. Prices could have been lower. Service was great, although I was informed that the regular waitress was on her day off.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

I went there with friends, they told me that this restaurant were very good and famous a few ago. The atmosphere is simple but nice, i tried Fettucine with Camembert and prawns, was ok, not great. The prices of beverage are to expensive, 1 coke 2,30 €, 1 coffee 1,50€ and 1 bread with garlic butter 2,20€ is to expensive... More 

Thank Nuno T
Lisbon, Portugal
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68 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

What to say about Mamma Rosa. This was once, many years ago a cult place in Bairro Alto for Italian food with a charming ambience. This summer we tried it again, but the service was really bad with very unfriendly staff - if there was not my wife insisting to stay I would have left. The Pizza was somehow a... More 

1 Thank ErnestoSLX
Leeds, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is probably our favourite restaurant which is saying a lot when we are in Lisbon. This small plce takes pride in serving good food and giving great service. It is a little hard to find if you visit for the first time but well worth it. It is at Rua D. Gremio Lustiano almost opposite the Largo T. Coelho.... More 

2 Thank ejedi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Enjoyed a lovely meal in this little unassuming restaurant. Shared the garlic bread and an aubergine dish to start, both were simple but lovely. I had lasagne for mains which was nice but my other half had their seafood with squid ink tagliolini which was one of the best seafood pasta dishes we've ever had. The prices were fair and... More 

2 Thank Karag7
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

never paid 11euro for such a medium-sized and taste-boring pizza before in my life, gilrfriend had spaghetti with sauce, nothing special but taste-boring too. service fast and okey but pricey, even the restaurants in the real "tourism" distrtict between rossio and baixa-caidho to restaurandos only ask 7-9euro for such a pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Gremio Lusitano 14, Bairro Alto, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 5350
Mamma Rosa was the first italian restaurant of its kind to emerge in Lisbon in the late 80s. It has been a culinary reference since the start, appearing in various restaurant and tourism guides throughout these years.It is located in the historic heart of Lisbon, Bairro Alto, in a building which is over 150 years old. Mamma Rosa is a romantic corner that caters to those who love to eat good food in a cozy atmosphere.

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