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Mama's Meatball

570 Higuera St, Suite 130 - 135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3849
+1 805-544-0861
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatballs” (51 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
“braciole” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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570 Higuera St, Suite 130 - 135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3849
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant behind the street is amazing. We ordered wine, soup, bread knots, main pasta and chicken dinner and dessert. Everything from beginning to end was excellent. The atmosphere is very cozy. The prices are very reasonable. The servers were polite. I would go...More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for the excellent review, Terri! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent dining experience! It's music to our ears to hear your entire meal was perfect from beginning to end. We're pleased to hear our staff was a complete delight...More

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

First time charming, second time not. Overwhelming melted cheese soup over macerated gnocchi. Couldn't taste anything but gooey, lumpy cheese. Salad caesarless and over cheesed. Service spotty. Meatballs most consistent.More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Vagabond2010, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor communtiy. We're disaapointed to see we didn't deliver the same experience your second time around. It's a priority for us to be building on top of every experience we deliver for our guests....More

Reviewed 18 March 2016

Very fine food here and a nice, friendly atmosphere. There are even a few free parking spots close by, if you're lucky. Close to downtown.More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Tommy, thank you so much for the great review of Mama's Meatball. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We pride ourselves on providing delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. It's great that you took note of our great location close...More

Reviewed 18 March 2016

The staff were very friendly, the food was delicious, and best of all it was reasonably priced. We has the Pollo Romano and gnocchi - both great!More

Thank David P
Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

David, thank you for leaving us a 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor! We're glad our staff was so friendly! We pride ourselves in delivering a home like hospitality at Mama's Meatball. Also, our Pollo Romano and Gnocchi are a couple of our favorite dishes...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Have been coming to Mama's Meatball for years. We call it comfort Italian. The food is always very good. My favorite is the Pollo Pesto Lasagna and Baked Penne Pasta. The atmosphere is casual and the service is excellent. They also have great to go....More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

OKtoGonow, thank you for sharing your review with us on TripAdvisor! We couldn't be happier to hear how much you love our restaurant! Your continued patronage truly means the world to us. Bring a little taste of Italy to the area is what we aim...More

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

...well, and the food of course!!! We had an amazing meal at Mama's meatball last night. The restaurant was busy and they made an effort to seat us. We were warmly greeted at our table and our wine questions were answered. A wine was recommended,...More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Thank you for the glowing review, Suzanne! We're excited to hear how much you enjoyed your recent dining experience! It's terrific to hear our friendly staff provided you with excellent service. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delicious Mushroom Ravioli and Captures Salad...More

Reviewed 27 February 2016

The Restaurant name sounded like fun. Food did not disappoint. Excellent meal. Start off with the Meatball appetizers with The Little mini garlic rolls. A winner if you don't mind garlic, garlic, garlic.More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

Thank you for the terrific feedback, Bradley! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience at Mama's Meatball! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our very delicious and very popular, Meatball appetizer with mini Garlic Rolls. It's great to know we were able...More

Reviewed 25 February 2016

Really good, varied Italian cuisine. Both lunch and dinner are good value. Small simple ambiance, nothing is fancy here. It's all about the food.More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

Dear Guest, thank you for the fantastic feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed dining in our relaxed atmosphere and that our delicious food met your expectations. We look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 24 February 2016

Mama's Meatball was such a great surprise. It came recommended and after we found it - slightly off the downtown beaten path - we settled in for a delicious dinner. Service was excellent, we actually brought our own red wine (reasonable cork fee), and all...More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

SkyKingBoston, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor community! We're so glad a recommendation led you to our restaurant! It's wonderful to see you were able to enjoy a bottle of your favorite red wine with dinner. A little relaxation is...More

Reviewed 14 February 2016

We decided to beat the rush and celebrate our VD on the 13th, and Mams's was just the ticket! I used their web site to make the reservation--super simple--it even gave me a reminder the day before! Ilario seated us right at our reserved time...More

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Nicola A, Owner at Mama's Meatball, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you for the excellent feedback, Tim! It's terrific to hear you enjoyed your early Valentines dinner with us! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Stuffed Pork Chop and Pappardelle specials. You made an excellent choice giving into the Orange Gelato, it's amazing. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Higuera St, Suite 130 - 135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3849
    (Nipomo St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-0861
Description
Mama's Meatball offers authentic, homemade Italian dining & catering, Our chef cultivates and harvest most of the organic produce to be used in our menu from our garden's rich soil. The idea of a garden in the city is fascinating and it allows us to keep in constant contact with nature while providing with a true Farm-to-Table experience. Furthermore, we are committed to preserve the land and its resources by providing agricultural produce, fishery and cattle livestock that adhere to strict sustainability practices. All poultry, fish, beef, and pork are sourced locally and must be, free range, organic, non-hormone treated. Just as Chef Nicola wants to pay respect to the culinary history of Italy, he is solid in his commitment to respect our land and water, with conscious usage of the resources available
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