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Italian, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 April 2021

Oh my goodness what a find. So fabulous for Coeliacs and gluten free. Everything from the pasta to the fabulous donuts and chocolate mouse. Delicious and wonderful to eat somewhere they understand the need for safe gluten free We loved it!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

Hidden of Sydney Rd, this gem is great for coeliacs and pasta lovers! The restaurant has a great open layout and we were seated in an indoor/outdoor area = amazing! The staff and owners were lovely and the food AMAZING! The only downfall was the...drink service - it was very slow. This was due to the bar person also taking payments, orders etc. Would be worth having two people behind there. We started with the arancini and polenta fingers. Followed by the gnocchi pesto and ricotta canoli, to die for! Would definitely visit again! Well priced, well positioned and we were certainly well fed!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021

Food was ok. Portions small. The pasta is good but hard to taste as there is way too much sauce put in each dish. The traditional spaghetti Bolognese was so salty it could not be eaten. The pasta is supposed to be the hi-light of...the dish but as there is too much sauce all you can taste is the sauce. Disappointed really.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2021

Outdoor seating was great as it was off the main street so not noisy. Undercover to protect from (most) weather and outdoor heaters. Staff are friendly and attentive. There are some home made pasta dishes and a good variety to choose from. A great spot...in Brunswick.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Knowing that as a Coeliac I can get a big variety of dining options and eat safely is rare, but Mumma delivers! This place is my go-to whenever I’m in Melbourne, I love it so much that the minute I heard the covid state borders...were opening, I booked dinner and then planned an 8 hour road trip to catch up with friends. It’s a casual affair, and the noise bounces, but I’m sure that after a few cocktails and limoncellos last night, it was our table making the most noise anyway! Having a laugh and conversation with the staff always makes for a better night and on each of the four occasions I’ve been here, I’ve always encountered that, even sharing Limoncello recipes one time. But the food. Yum! I love the food. Mumma feeds you well, very well. The GF Arancini balls and donuts alone are worth the visit for anyone who needs to eat Gluten-free!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

GLUTEN FREE ITALIAN HEAVEN! GF pasta, GF bread for the anti-pesto pate and the most incredible GF donuts filled with jam or chocolate! Beautiful staff and a must must visit!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 February 2020

This eatery presents well from the street but we found it served the typical bland, unexciting and carb-heavy food that passes for Italian cuisine in Australia. However lots of folk like bland and safe so good on them.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

I never have Italian food when traveling because usually it is just a bad copy of the food I have home. A friend took me there and have to admit it was a very pleasant surprise! Very nice place, incredibly friendly staff and most of...all good pasta cooked the way it should be!!! Highly recommended from a very demanding Italian guy! :-)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020

An AUTHENTIC experience from the food to the service. It truly was a little slice of Italy in the midst of Brunswick. As a coeliac I was very happy to see they are certified by Coeliac Australia and was confident knowing there would be no...cross contamination that MANY other Italian eateries warn about before ordering. The food was delicious, I would highly recommend trying the jam and nutella doughnuts as well! My family and I will definitely be returning customers. Grazie mille ‘Ciao Mamma’.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2019

This is a go to for my friends and I. We just can’t get enough. Great atmosphere, Amazing food and incredible service! As a coeliac it’s definitely a must visit and so nice to be able to eat out without fear of becoming sick. Thankyou...Mama! ❤️❤️❤️More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Ciao Mamma! is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4