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Mamma Rosa

#447 of 1,812 Restaurants in Auckland
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31 Melanesia Road, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-528 9506
16:30 - 23:00
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tend to avoid Italian restaurants here in NZ due to low quality / high price combination. Unfortunately for me, I got a bad habit to have a pizza once a month or so and therefore still trying to find something unique. Mamma Rosa serves above average pizzas with rich topping and thicker dough but the crust is not hard... More 

Thank Josef J
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

after 32 years visiting New zealand, Mamma Rossas is the go to restaurant for dinner. The food is consistently good. The meals are the same as the year before, always good. We have the chicken livers main as an appetizer then mammas chicken or the seafood risotto. We dine at least once a week ! The wait staff is very... More 

Thank Elisabeth R
Auckland, New Zealand
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had not been back to Mamma Rosa's for quite some time and decided to revisit. Apart from the limited time slot available for the night we booked the food was excellent. Service was fine and all meals arrived in good time. Flavours of all meals were very tasty and was a pleasant change to what similar Italian places provide.... More 

Thank Kiwigolfer2011
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We visited with regular customers. They have used this restaurant on multiple occasions per week for 20 years. I can understand why. The place is not much to look at, the tables outside are close together but the service and food were good. In fact as far as I am concerned the food was superb. Book in advance to sit... More 

Thank kby121148
Knutsford UK
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133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 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
A TripAdvisor Member
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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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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76 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 18
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?