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Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Colleen G
21 November 2017|
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Yes BYO wine only , for a small corkage fee per person.
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Yes, Mamma Rosa offers takeaway services.

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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