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Mamma Lucia

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4916 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2923
+1 301-907-3399
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Weston, Florida
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844 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good lunch at Mamma Lucia with a fast friendly service. The portions were very tasty and enormous! My soup and salad could have fed 2 to 3 people. A good option for lunch in the area and bring a huge appetite. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Pomerols
Bethesda, Maryland
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287 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place for simple,hearty, and tasty South Italian food. the food is not special but is of high quality with generous servings. Gourmet it is not, but good it is.

Thank Bethesdashrink
Washington DC
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183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reminds you of a real NYC Italian eatery - wonderful aroma, tasty food and pizza. We ordered a large pizza to go with all the toppings and it was perfect - crust, cheese and all simply delicious. They had a booming to go business when we came.

Thank TheCmdr
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We asked for the impossible -- and they delivered! In an Italian restaurant, you don't expect to find a low-fat item on the menu. We asked for pasta with lots of grilled vegetables, and with marina sauce with no oil. And we got it--and it was delicious!

Thank David R
Detroit, Michigan
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here several times while working in area. Great wine selection and food very good, staff super friending and knowledgable.

Thank T6294NQmichaela
Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A great quick lunch spot. Quiet, clean, and attentive. A nice well balanced menu of pizza, pasta, and meat entrees. The flavor has been consistently well placed on all items I have ordered. I have been drawn to the seafood pasta over the past couple of visits. The dish has not disappointed. Prices are very affordable.

Thank Ken V
Dresher, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Food was spectacular. We ate as a group of 16 with a last minute reservation. Overall they did a good job. Only two minor criticisms were the small side room they put us in became very hot by the end of the night and the server was slow getting us our bill. We will definitely be back for the gnocchi... More 

Thank kevinbondi
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A gem among the Bethesda restaurants, Mamma's has a very nice selection of Italian dishes. Enjoyed a delicious meal of veal with prosciutto and cheese in a wonderful wine sauce and a plate of penne pasta with red sauce. All was well-seasoned and wonderfully-prepared. The prices are well in-line, providing a great value. Will eat there again!

1 Thank Kirk C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Went with family on Friday evening. The lasagna is out of this world. You have to try this place! Salad was great and so was the bread. Fast service!

1 Thank Jenna D
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting my parents. While in town I needed to mail a UPS package, late in the afternoon so we drove into downtown Bethesda. After mailing the envelope we walked down the outside access stairs from the small mall and found ourselves on "Elm Street", with a host of restaurants to choose from. We had not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4916 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-907-3399

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