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Mamma Rosa

#637 of 1,754 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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31 Melanesia Road, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-528 9506
Tue - Sun 16:30 - 23:00
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Knutsford UK
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Mama Rosa on a Friday evening, and it was pretty busy. This is a small restaurant in a parade of shops in a nice suburban area. The terakihi and scallops were excellent, as was the vegetarian lasagne. The menu choice is varied Italian Mediterranean style. The service was fine given it was a very busy holiday weekend.... More 

Thank TimBob_53
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They always deliver. Just down the road from our house. We take overseas visitors frequently. Always happy. It's just good honest value for money kai.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We ordered 2 takeaway pizzas thinking one each would be more than enough. Mistake, they cost $38 for two minute pizzas. I couldnt believe it when I saw them. Once bitten twice shy. Won't be back.

Thank Kiwi15
Remuera, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Takeaway Experience Only Moved to Kohi in March 16 and I love my pizza and Italian food. I've tossed up between Mamma Rosa & Scallinis in St Heliers for the best Piza and in particular the best Quattro Stagioni in the Bays, and have tried both a few times now. After tonights experience with Mamna Rosa, which is the 3rd... More 

Thank PaullArden
Auckland, New Zealand
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Told to be gone by 7.45 for a 6.30 booking. which ordinarily would have been fine. This restaurant always tries to do 2 sittings.Garlic pizza bread delivered after our mains? Not satisfactory. Foods average, service fine. Veal parmigiana and mushroom veal that was so covered in tomato couldn't see the mushrooms. Not on out list to return to any time... More 

Thank kiwifood2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ignore the negative comments - this is a great Italian. Yes, cramped tables - just like in Italy!! Extensive menu, something for everyone, definitely not bland, we loved the ravioli and the caramalised bananas. Good service, efficient and welcoming without that over familiar patronizing manner so often experienced these days. We had a great evening and will be back

2 Thank JenClem14
Blackburn, Australia
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133 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot believe some of the previous reviews! Cramped yes...but it feels like Mammas kitchen with a great atmosphere and wonderful smells. Fairly expensive but we believe that the quality and service made it worthwhile. Authentic Italian food and great pizzas...the cheese garlic bread is to die for! Washed down with the Chianti! GREAT evening...we will be back.

Thank Blee2010
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Food is fairly pricey which doesn't matter if it's great but frankly it's not.The meals are bland.The service is good but no tip unfortunately because when you charge $30 for us to have brought a couple of bottles of wine we feel so ripped off we are no longer inclined to spend more.It's surprising that an ordinary little eatery in... More 

Thank Deb A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Over rated in my experience. I ordered the fish of the day which smelt and tasted like it had just come straight from the sea. The broccoli was served as good as raw & the potato gratin completely tasteless. Generous portion sizes. Unmemorable service. Crammed seating area, Trying hard to be authentic but an under whelming experience over all. Would... More 

Thank KirstyJ_67
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

inattentive staff, the driest risotto, and dolmio like sauce in the girlfriends dish. Utterly disappointed. Then theres the fact that it's hugely over priced. Get yourself to Dante's.

Thank glynmcnulty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Melanesia Road, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-528 9506

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?