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Mamma Lucia

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4916 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-907-3399
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We asked for the impossible -- and they delivered! In an Italian restaurant, you don't expect to find a low-fat item on the menu. We asked for pasta with lots of grilled vegetables, and with marina sauce with no oil. And we got it--and it was delicious!

Thank David R
Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here several times while working in area. Great wine selection and food very good, staff super friending and knowledgable.

Thank T6294NQmichaela
Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A great quick lunch spot. Quiet, clean, and attentive. A nice well balanced menu of pizza, pasta, and meat entrees. The flavor has been consistently well placed on all items I have ordered. I have been drawn to the seafood pasta over the past couple of visits. The dish has not disappointed. Prices are very affordable.

Thank Ken V
Dresher, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Food was spectacular. We ate as a group of 16 with a last minute reservation. Overall they did a good job. Only two minor criticisms were the small side room they put us in became very hot by the end of the night and the server was slow getting us our bill. We will definitely be back for the gnocchi... More 

Thank kevinbondi
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A gem among the Bethesda restaurants, Mamma's has a very nice selection of Italian dishes. Enjoyed a delicious meal of veal with prosciutto and cheese in a wonderful wine sauce and a plate of penne pasta with red sauce. All was well-seasoned and wonderfully-prepared. The prices are well in-line, providing a great value. Will eat there again!

1 Thank Kirk C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went with family on Friday evening. The lasagna is out of this world. You have to try this place! Salad was great and so was the bread. Fast service!

1 Thank Jenna D
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting my parents. While in town I needed to mail a UPS package, late in the afternoon so we drove into downtown Bethesda. After mailing the envelope we walked down the outside access stairs from the small mall and found ourselves on "Elm Street", with a host of restaurants to choose from. We had not... More 

1 Thank goldengator42849
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had a family dinner with guests up to 20 - including children. The staff were pros and the manager greeted us and had us laughing. Amazing bread and drinks. The carbonara was amazing.

1 Thank auburnyellowrose
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Normally the food and management of this location is very good, but on Sunday's with the regular chef not in attendance and no management on site the result is a disaster. Food for half of my party was either too salty or too spicy to eat and there was no work around. The server did her best but with a... More 

1 Thank wahoo68
Phoenix, Arizona
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Was in the mood for Italian and ready to eat. The manager greeted us as we entered and we were seated immediately. Ordered spaghetti with sausage and it came with a salad and garlic bread, best of all, it was served quickly. The food was fresh and high quality. To be honest, it was very good and the service only... More 

1 Thank ronv319

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4916 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-907-3399

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