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Italian >Mama Rao's Cucina Italiana
6408 11th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121940.629131 -74.005706
Neighborhoods: Borough Park
If you want to get spoiled – we had my mom's birthday dinner there. the food, the service, everything was fabulous. even though they had other large families there at the same time, we were treated like we were the only ones there. i can't say enough good things. the owner, sal, was born to be in this business. his personality is contagious and you can see it in each of his employees.
Shhh - Don't tell anyone else about this great place – I've been coming here for about the last 2 years or so. Sal is the best as owners go and the food and service are fantastic! I love Sal ! he makes me and my family feel at home. The lemon drop cookies are to die for ..... but don't tell anyone about this place - I want to keep it secret!
Best in Brooklyn – I can't believe what a great place this is. I first came upon it for my daughter's Confirmation party. The owner Sal made me feel so comfortable eventhough I had forgot to call him with the final count. He was so accomodating as well as the staff. Everyone at the party said that their food was excellent. The service was so outstanding that my husband and I went back to the restaurant for our Anniversary and were equally satisfied with the food and service. Thanks to Sal and his staff for a great party for my daughter and his continued success with the restaurant. The Marino Family
Best Northern Italian food in New York – This place is the "Best Kept" secert in Brooklyn. The owner Sal makes you feel right at home and the food is fantasic. I don't even want to write this review since I'd like to keep this treasure to myself.
Must make reservations on weekends - it is SO good! – This is my second review for this restaurant. I still think it is a pretty good restaurant, but the last three times I've been there I have been disappointed. I really want to like the place. Sal is a great guy, but I feel that the addition to the restaurant has taken away from its charm and professionalism. In Feb. 2007, they opened a space next to the main dining room that had been another store. It is a great place for showers, large parties, etc.., but they also use it as an overflow dining room. If you get stuck here, you might as well leave. The service is awful. My husband and I were there for Valentine's Day in 2/07. We had 7:30 reservations and left, without eating, at 9 because they couldn't get their act together. Granted, Sal called us twice during the week to apologize, and we did give him a second and third chance, but it didn't get much better. I think if you go, and you get lucky to be seated in what they now call the private dining room, you'll still be in for a treat. If you go on a holiday or anytime there is a crowd, forget it. Last time we went (Easter), my sister ordered a pear salad. It took an hour for her salad -- and everyone else's appetizers to come - because they had to send someone out to buy the pears! For goodness sake, couldn't you just let us know that. And because it was a prix fixe meal, they would not substitute pasta for the potatoes that came with the veal marsala. This is an Italien restaurant, isn't it? BTW, the veal was very good. Honestly, they never should have expanded. I don't think I'll go back. It depresses me to think of what could be. Sorry Sal.
oh my gosh this is such a great restraunt yumie – this is a great restrunt good food good waiting and great for kids i would no i am a young ladie myself
Definitely recommended! – This restaurant is so pretty, cozy and clean! I love it! The food is outstanding and the service is excellent! I had a party there last weekend and turned out great! They did an excellent job! I was very satisfied and can't wait to go back.
SERVICE WITH GREAT DETAIL – WOW!WOW!WOW! THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC. THE SERVICE FROM THE YOUNG MAN LATER TO FIND HE OWNED THE PLACE WAS UNBELIEVABLE. HE IS SO GRACIOUS AND PLEASING.HE TAKES GENUINE PRIDE TO NEEDS.
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