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Italian, Pizza, European
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

Lovely friendly staff & service. But the pizza & salad were not up to the usual standard of what we had expected

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2022 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great Italian meal on a sunny patio with a couple of glasses of chianti, perfecto!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Mamma Rosa is a hidden gem that we love to dine at with our son when we can get together. The pasta is generous in size and full of flavour. The garlic pizza bread is delicious and the wine 🍷 list is perfect for Italian...food. This is our favourite local.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

We visited for dinner after walking by randomly - the checkered tablecloths and smell of garlic and dough tempted us inside! What we got was one of the best meals we’d had in ages. This place is a true local gem. Between us, we had...a seafood pasta and a pizza and both were divine - fresh and flavourful. The staff were friendly and gave it a relaxed atmosphere. I think we will be back again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

Absolutely love this place! Have been multiple times, it’s the only place in NZ where you can get decent, authentic Italian pizza cooked in a wood fired pizza oven. Prices are very reasonable for pizza size and quality of ingredients. Waiter was very friendly and...opened the restaurants for us on a Monday even though they were supposed to be closed. Outstanding!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

Such good food here, we have been going for years and will continue to do so for many more to come. Great food in an authentic cosy atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Did not book so we’re fortunate to get a table. Chose to sit outside. Obviously very popular. Lovely atmosphere. Snug seating. Steak and risotto ordered. Food hot, tasty and well presented. Relaxed evening.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Been a while since we had a meal here. Very busy (Valentines day) but we managed to get a table after a short wait. Delighted to say the quality of the food and the standards of service are as good as ever. The Pasta was...superb and the Pizza was simply delicious. Staff are very friendly and professional. Prices are very reasonable. It’s a small restaurant with a layout that maximises the number of tables but never feels cramped. Absolutely recommend this delightful restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Mamma Rosa is a wonderful Italian family restaurant and is always busy - so definitely book a table. Our group of six (plus dog) sat outside and enjoyed the food and service. There is a large variety of traditional meals to choose from including pizza,...pasta and vegetarian. Our group had seafood risotto (fantastic with large mussels, prawns and scallops), spaghetti bolognese, garlic prawns, fish of the day and veal parmigiana. All meals were large and everyone enjoyed theirs. We also shared desserts of tiramisu and brandy snaps. Tiramisu was the best I've had in a restaurant (only outdone by an Italian neighbour we once had). There is a good variety of wines and service was friendly. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

After returning to Auckland after 2 1/2 years away it was wonderful to go back to a familar restaurant! We have missed such delicacies like calamari!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

Just moved to a new neighbourhood and found this gem... great food, great service, great atmosphere! So fortunate to have it just down the road. I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2019

We hadnt been there for sometime as it is some distance from where we live but once again a wonderful dining experience, the staff are excellent as is the food, a favourite of ours.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

We have eaten here for years. Nothing changes, it is totally consistent, but that is part of the charm. The pizzas are superb, but you really need to delve into the in-house meals. In more than 30 years I have never had a meal that...was below par. we shared scallops and calamari entrees to start on our last visit and they were perfect. Always reliable and delightful!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

Italian family owned restaurant for over 20 years where we have eaten many times when we are in Kohi visiting family and have never been disappointed. We've eaten there as a couple later in the evening and with our family and 3 year old grand...daughter because they start serving at 5pm. The food and service is consistently good and the portions are generous. They have an extensive range of pizzas and lots of other choices of pasta and Italian classic dishes at reasonable prices plus it's a BYO. Indoor or outdoor dining but booking is advised because it's not very big and gets booked up very quickly especially at weekends. The tables are quite close together but it adds to the atmosphere so nobody minds.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

Met up with old friends and lucky enough to strike a balmy Auckland evening. We sat outside enjoying our BYO champagne & wine with a lovely meal. A combination of Pizza, Risotto, fish & Mussels. All were generous servings. My fish with broccoli, potato galete...was particularly delicious, again a generous serve. Although we were almost the last to leave the restaurant we were not hurried at all. Good friendly competent service rounded out a top night. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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MAMMA ROSA, Auckland Central - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Mamma Rosa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4