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La Mama Restaurant

90 Oxford Street | Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa
+27 63 117 7301
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“focaccia” (7 reviews)
“zabaglione” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
90 Oxford Street | Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners have changed once or twice recently, but the core of the business, the long serving staff are all still there, prices reasonably, adequate parking, worth a visit once a month.

Thank Johntaptap
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since we have been here for a meal ( we used to be frequent visitors) because the drinking and smoking outside the front door by the owner and manager put us off during our last visit. We visited on Friday night...More

Thank WendyN1604
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The meal began with delicious garlicky focacia for the table. I chose a prawn pasta dish with a mild curry sauce for my main which was yummy. Not too spicy but tasty and the prawns were a good size and plentiful. My husband had their...More

Thank Heathermw8
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The restaurant was quiet for a Saturday evening - first rains of the season , big rugby match etc - However this suited us just fine - nice to be able to chat over a great dinner ! Comprehensive menu , Fantastic Staff , Great...More

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited La Mama last night for the first time. It was fairly quiet when we arrived there and we were quickly seated at a table of our choosing. The waiter was friendly and he answered all of our questions. Our food was delicious and...More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Once again we visited La Mama, a top Italian Restaurant. We were not disappointed. The Wine was excellent and we ordered a type of sliced Meat for starters, followed by Veal in a lemon and Wine Sauce and roast Lamb with roast Potetoes. Excellent. We...More

Thank Neumann999
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Sadly last night will be the last time we visit La Mama. Under the old ownership (how many years was it - 30?) it had soul and was a genuine quality Italian restaurant, complete with papa sitting in the corner bestowing gentle smiles on everyone....More

Thank RobG_UK
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

To be honest I was going to simply ignore this comment however after much deliberation I decided to respond. Firstly I will point out that Gulio Broccardo is a dear friend of mine and he has not actively been involved with the restaurant for over...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic experience and great food. Definitely a destination. ...the seafood pasta highly recommended!!!...wonderful ambiance!!!

Thank denise651
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your encouraging and hinest sharing of your experience

Reviewed 23 May 2017

On business trips to the great north of the country, I often make a detour when between the metropoles for dinner at La Mama in Ferndale. Slightly out of the way, requiring some stressful negotiation of peak hour traffic and without any scenic or country...More

Thank jorro1
LouiseTerraceBnB, Owner at La Mama Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

This is truly a review that makes all our efforts to maintain the culture and classic menus worthwhile. We welcome you back soon

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Staff and management that sincerely care. While the restaurants will check on you because the manual say so. One can tell that they care from the bottom of their heart. Food was of a standard that far surpassed any expectations I had. Easily the best...More

Thank Prashanth G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Oxford Street | Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 63 117 7301
  • E-mail
La Mama Restaurant started in 1977 and is 4 decades strong

With a solid Authentic Italian Cuisine and great Pizza's La Mama is rated at one of the top 50 restaurants in Johannesburg to eat.

A classic cozy Italian decor and warm friendly veteran waiters and enthusiastic nothing is too much trouble owners.

Our guests are regulars and we have some 3 generations of families still eating at La Mama.

A classic menu and 1980's size portions, fresh on the day philosophy makes La Mama an exceptional destination dining experience.

Take a look at our reviews and don't miss out on authentic Italian right on your doorstep.
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