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Malara's Italian Restaurant

#146 of 1,075 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
+1 402-346-8001
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Italian eats in an older neighborhood. The food is good, and service is great. Try the Biscotti they sell at the counter in front. Very tasty for snacking later with a cup of coffee.

Thank P C
Bellevue, Nebraska
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I ate here with friends and while we liked the food (especially the delicious sausage tortellini) the waitress committed the cardinal sin of making a mistake and blaming the customer. My friend ordered the fried fish. The waitress said, "the fish" in confirmation. They brought out fish parmesan, not fried fish. When the mistake was pointed out and the correct... More 

Thank tamiwhammy
Omaha, Nebraska
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219 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed Malara's with our Tastemasters group tonight. Service is homey and very prompt, with really decent Italian goodies. Pasta is homemade, the sauce is a rich and red (other choices available), with excellent sausage and meatballs. Everyone seemed to enjoy their picks. Lots of food. My only complaint is the purity of pasta, red sauce, and meat. I enjoy the... More 

Thank Mark G
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Brought the kids for a dinner out! This is a family friendly place with food for the whole family! Pasta was fresh and delicious . Salad was provided with the meal.

Thank tracycJ5576GZ
Omaha, Nebraska
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245 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

After at least 4 years, my daughters and I went back to Malara's for a Saturday evening dinner. We were greeted and seated immediately, and service was attentive and timely. We shared a fried eggplant appetizer...so crisp and hot, with their great marinara on the side. The salad and rolls were good and dependable. And our chosen entrees....homemade spaghetti with... More 

1 Thank DEPOmaha
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241 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very typical Italian American family-run restaurant in an old neighborhood. The decor is very kitschy, but pleasant and fun. The menu has many traditional Italian American favorites including handmade pasta. Most entrées come in full and half portion sizes which makes it very affordable. Terrific place for the family.

Thank Mjsomaha
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place has been around for ever. It is always a great meal. Not on the main drag and it would be easy to miss in the residential setting. But worth the hunt.

Thank Jags12us
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Sweet red sauce and had made pasta choices! Yummmmmm. Great service and a fun family feel. Only recommendation would be better house wine option.

Thank Traveled402
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing says class like Carlo Rossi by the glass. Service was that of a poorly run diner *. Wine was served in glasses that were far too small for the portion. Food was decent ***

Thank Jonathan L
Sloan, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Family run Italian restaurant, that truly cares about customers. Food is amazing, and huge portions. They offer 1/2 portions which is still alot. Homemade ravioli, pasta, and sauce. The menu choices are plentiful and even the most picky eater will fall in love with their food.

Thank O2657JZjenniferb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2123 Pierce St, Omaha, NE 68108-3427
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-346-8001

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