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La Mama

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90 Oxford Street, Randburg 2194, South Africa
+27 11 792 7111
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indoor and outdoor seating, with an additional room with a bar area for more personal functions and small groups. Limited parking in front of the restaurant but there is overflow parking available. Booked for a group of 25, tables were setup well for our arrival. The food is a bit on the expensive side but you pay for quality and... More 

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Thank zbrentano
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We chose La Mama for a night out through our Sanlam Reality benefit program. This entitles you to a R120 discount when ordering 2 main meals. We ordered 2 bottles of wine, starters and 4 main meals. Only after receiving our main meals did the owner informed us that he will not be honoring the voucher as he "knows nothing... More 

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Thank marlesever81
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Amazing pizza and pasta paired with good service - this cosy little restaurant is a fantastic place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank jyotibradleyc
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

As always La Mama never fails to impress, we took a bike ride to the Vaal, and on the way back stopped in for lunch, The beer was cold and for the first time I have seen a restaurant serve my favourite red wine (Alto Rouge) by the glass. The Lamb Roast was incredible (we both had the same) accompanied... More 

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Thank Steven B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Service was excellent and efficient and food was delicious and authentic!

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Thank ChrisUngie
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Home made pasta, wood burning pizza oven, knowledgeable staff who bend over to keep you happy, topped with Nick, the owner, who is just a Sweetie, makes our regular visits to La Mama an absolute delight.

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Thank Illse N
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited La Mama last night and was a little disappointed in the service. It seems that the waiters have got much more responsibility with the new owner and we didn't get the same service we have had over the last 28 years of going there. The food is still good no complaints there. The staff wonderful as always. But it... More 

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Thank Lynda J
Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A family restaurant that we have been frequenting for 30 years. Many memories, amazing food that makes your soul happy. Service always above and beyond. Pasta freshly made, pizza with a crispy crust and cheese you only dream of. Zabaglione made to order for the table prepared in front of you with the magic that only old school Italy can... More 

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Thank Robyn W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Good menu & delicious food. The steak dishes and seafood are a must and the pasta is homemade goodness.

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Thank Ettiene V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been going to La Mama for many years, and can still say it is one of the best Italian restaurants in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. The standards never drop, the food is always fresh with everything you would expect from a good Italian restaurant. The menu is varied with excellent specials ranging from homemade pasta, seafood, roast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Oxford Street, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 792 7111

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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?