Mamas Italian Bistro
2535 Castle Hayne Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401, United States

Review №1

So this restaurant has to be one of the best Italian places we have found here. The family who owns it are so nice and the food is outstanding! This is coming from a Jersey Italian who hardly ever eats Italian out. We will definitely be back!

Review №2

I have eaten here many times and the food is always delicious and prepared fresh. I am a firm believer in the old saying, "Good food is not quick and quick food is not good"! The staff here is very friendly and take everything they do to heart. If you come and order and want it in 5 minutes or less; then McDonalds is right next door.

Review №3

We order takeout from here occasionally and we are always happy! Our go-to's are the buffalo chicken pizza, garlic knots, brownies, and banana pudding. The service is always great and we so look forward to our takeout nights!

Review №4

This was the worst service ever! We came in at the time they said our pizza will be ready, and we had to wait ONE HOUR LONGER! We weren't t he only ones with problems, there were other people waiting as long as us. We finally asked is our pizza ready and they gave it to us, they didn't even tell us it was ready, we had to ask! They didn't even say sorry about it. Luckily the pizza was really good.

Review №5

Very yummy Homemade Pizza, calzone, stromboli,and lasagna.... Let me not forget the banana pudding soooo Good:) ..

Review №6

Just got through eating their Eggplant Parm. I ordered Chicken Parm for my husband. I had to wait a while because it is made from scratch. It was worth the wait. We both loved our meal! The portions were large so we have enough for dinner as well. I will definitely eat there again! We don't have a lot of choices of good places to eat in Wrightsboro or Castle Hayne- this will be one of our go to's from now on. Btw, the garlic knots were so delicious and made fresh!

Review №7

I wasnt going to post something but decided I need to. This so called pizza is terrible. Its definitely not pizza that any New Yorker would choose to eat. Never again. A complete waste of time and money along with the fact that their customer service needs a overhaul.

Review №8

Ate here while traveling through Wilmington. Great service, great food. The Stromboli is awesome.

Review №9

My brother and I stopped into Mama's last Wednesday after my Dr's.. appointment. We had meatball parmesan hero's and they were amazing! Today we are here feasting on chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan with penne (which my brother absolutely loved)! pasta and RICE BALLS! We have not found rice balls in NC since coming here from NY, but Mama said she'd make some and they are DELICIOUS! Love this restaurant and it's staff. Coming back next Wednesday. Do ask for Rice Balls ... you will not be disappointed!

Review №10

Absolutely great. Great service very attentive employees. Would recommend to everyone!!!!

Review №11

I order Stromboli and the banana pudding. I would encourage you to purchase the large Banana pudding if you plan on sharing with others !! Very friendly staff.

Review №12

The food was amazing!!! As authentic as I have had in a Looooong time!

Review №13

By FAR the WORST! Pizzeria Ever As You See All My Previous Reviews In Regards To Different Eateries I Wouldn't Waste My Time Here. Didn't Think It Was Possible To Get Bad Pizza! Store Bought Pizza Taste Better Than This... If It Were Possible I Would Have Given 0 STAR As A Rating. I'm Just Saying

Review №14

Just what I wanted. Delicious NY style flat crust pizza, 2 slices with pepperoni for $7.50. I hoped for more variety, but I was there later in the evening, around 7:30, and they were running low. Give it a try!

Review №15

The only place to buy Italian food in Castle Hayne. Chef Andrew does an excellent job with everything he prepares.

Review №16

Has to be new ownership the food was prepared and tasted completely different. The cheese on the pizza was like rubber and the wings were grocery store food court quality, baked, and soggy. I remember the wings from here being fried and crispy they were some of the best made wings in Wilmington.

Review №17

We've been coming to LB's for year's now. We absolutely love this place! I've been to many places & this place by far has the best pizza in Wilmington! I'm always raving about LB's to all of my clients as well. The new owner's are wonderful & you can tell that they work hard to keep everything the same. Along with the pizza recipe! Definitely our go to place in town! Highly recommend!

Review №18

Ordered wings from here for a staff luncheon. They were quite yummy. Great service, too. Will use them again

Review №19

Hot and humid inside no AC and its summer. Whole place smelled like old cheese or a diaper. Poor health rating posted. Took 15 minutes just to warm up a slice if pizza. Pizza was not good either. When this place opened it was good and they had lots of already cooked Italian dishes right up front under the glass to choose from. They don't have that anymore and seems gone downhill must be new owners.

Review №20

Fresh awesome food.

Review №21

Food was fine but there was a cockroach skittering across the floor.

Review №22

Pizza was the best in town by far and Chef Andrew also suggested I try the daily special - today was meatloaf and some sort of fried potato- I was blown away!! Delicious!! Really thus little gem isn't too far to get to! Ill be back for sure!!!

Review №23

Delicious food. Best pizza in town

Review №24

Everything! The food, the people.

Review №25

Foid was not as good as it cost

Review №26

First time I have ordered from them but the employee was super sweet and the food is so good prices are a little much but is totally worth it! The pizza was cook just right and their banana pudding is to die for!!!! Will definitely be going back there again!

Review №27

Love the staff and great pie

Review №28

Great place to eat pizzas hero's eggplant chicken parm and more. Eat in or take out

Review №29

Love it best pasta

Review №30

Recently changed owners. Now it's owned by Mama Hasi's Kitchen. We ordered a large 24” and received a small 16” that was supposed to feed 6 people. The crust was under done and gummy. And about 4 pieces of pepperoni on each slice. Very disappointed, as this use to be a favorite spot.

Review №31

Our order was for two pizzas, $50.00. A Butchers Block and one with spinach and bacon. Both pizzas had hardly any toppings on them. They were also very soupy. I've had their pizza in the past and liked it. But for $50, I would expect better quality.

Review №32

Reasonable prices for the portions. The decor is dated, but the food is great. Definitely coming back, for the food. Best banana pudding EVER!!!

Review №33

We were the only customers and it took a long time to get our order.The lasagna was good but service was slow.

Review №34

Great place and very friendly thanks

Review №35

Got 2 slices and a drink because I figured there would be a special for $4.99 or $5.99. Nope, it was $8.03. I would've known that if the prices were actually posted somewhere in the store. And what normally would've taken maybe 2-3 mins to heat up the slices that were already out, it took closer to 10 mins. The dough wasn't cooked, yet the bottom of the pizza itself was burnt. Sauce and cheese was very salty. Oh and not to mention the gambling machines with no sign saying, "18+ only!"

Review №36

Friendly service & delicious food. Clean, cozy atmosphere.

Review №37

It was very delicious

Review №38

Ordered the chicken alfredo, the chicken was full of gristle, the pasta tasted like plastic, and the alfredo sauce was dry and powdery. One star for the nice portion size and friendly staff

Review №39

This is my go to food spot when ever I get the chance to stop through Wilmington, The owner, Chef Andrew Buffalino is a great guy who never fails to impress both in the kitchen and in his ability to make you feel like family in just the short little time it takes to eat a slice of pizza

Review №40

Super friendly! Under new management Highly recommend the strombolli. Its worth it!

Review №41

LOVE IT! Delicious food and great staff. We have gotten take out a number of times and it has always been a great experience. They nailed the traditional pizzas, pastas, and subs (all amazing) and also have some awesome variety!

Review №42

Who owns it now? The name on the building and the name on my credit card bill were completely different?

Review №43

Favorite dishes: Greek Salad Nd the eggplant appetizer! !!! Excellent! Have ordered for delivery many times but they get it wrong about 50% of the time. Very nice staff.

Review №44

It was ok. Long wait time for carryout. Kind of pricey for pizza. The staff is friendly and my order was accurate.

Review №45

Delicious every time I go. Today I had the chicken pot pie, with a side of kale Caesar salad. The eggplant rollatini, lasagna, and chicken parmesan that I've had on other occasions are also good. If you catch them during a lunch rush, it will take a little longer than your lunch hour, but it's worth IMO. The chef(/owner?) Is very friendly, and you can tell he's proud of their dishes. We'll be back again.

Review №46

Awesome New York style calzon. The staff are really friendly and make you feel at home. Not only was the food good the company and the atmosphere made for a good overall experience.

Review №47

Amazing food! You'll only find it this good in NY!

Review №48

Best garlic knots ever!! Everything is always fantastic here. Their brownies are huge and to die for also. Give them a shot, you won't regret it!!

Review №49

The salad & the garlic knots were fantastic! The service was great! I found it to be a hidden treasure.

Review №50

Food sucked. Too expensive. And took to long to fix. No one there and took over 30 min to get the food.

Review №51

Food is not worth a trip

Review №52

The best little Italian restaurant in town!

Review №53

New management is great! Food is wonderful. Definitely recommend!

Review №54

Was in a hurry picked up 2 slices to go. Good thin slice pepperoni, not too greasy.

Review №55

Great customer service and good food..

Review №56

The owner was incredibly hospitable and sincere. The pizza was AMAZING! Quality food and very affordable, I'll definitely go there every time we're in town!

Review №57

Ask for all Veggie Grill sub totally not on the menu and they delivered with no problems

Review №58

Wes is amazing, great customer service and a true passion for what he does. Food is great. Thanks so much guys.

Review №59

Food was good but need more staff

Review №60

Used to be better. Last time we went they were rude and food was just okay.

Review №61

Love, delicious and very friendly

Review №62

They make everything fresh, from real ingredients. Dough is made in house, and the daily specials are a great dealdeal. Best garlic knots in town, and they have great banana pudding for dessert.

Review №63

Best pizza in Wilmington by far! Great service, too! Get the garlic knots and Grandma's crust pizza...yummy!

Review №64

Have eaten there before it pretty good but don't go in and try to order a pizza during there special 5-8 chefs not there he broke his cellphone.

Review №65

Best Italian and Pizzeria in Wilmington and surrounding area which I will includes Leland as well. They have good portion size a good quality products such as the mozzarella cheeseiwba blend of part and whole skim milk that is from a grass-fed cow and buffalo milk. They have some great dessert options such as the brownies which are made fresh and some of the most moist brownies you'll find around, cinnamon knots, banana pudding in a 16 oz cup and SmashCake if you happen to look up smash cake you'll see a bunch of kids smashing a cake on his or her first birthday cake) it's a new creative twist on how cake is presented and served, bring a friend because the portion is a good size and it's worth you coming in to checking it out. Also to add I have not seen the same cake twice. something for everyone and be made it only Iincluding choices from traditional Favorite pasta dishes, pizzas and even chicken pot pies. The meatballs are homemade here and if you are a spaghetti and meatball fan you can take the pasta away and just have the best homemade meatball.

Review №66

This place is a little pricy but like they say u get what you pay for. You get huge helpings with huge taste. I will take this place over anyplace here in town. Omg my new favorite place. Absolutely luv the staff and food. Five stars here for sure.

Review №67

I went to school in Long Island New York. The pizza at Little Buffalo Pizza is the best I've had since leaving NY.

Review №68

Pizza was great! Wings were amazing! Mozzarella sticks were tasty! Family was all smiles!

Review №69

Pizza was really good.

Review №70

Great fresh-made food! Will definitely eat here again next time I'm in town!

Review №71

Love this place!! Delicious and near my home!

Review №72

Slow service and their gambling machines are a rip-off they are rigged so that you will not win

Review №73

Horrible service owner is clueless. Ordered to large was give 2 medium's. They had to cook them 30 minutes we called it in. She will run it in the ground. Find a new place this one sucks.

Review №74

Not worth the visit. The new ownership does not have it together. I wanted to like it. Sadly, they don't deliver the goods.

Review №75

I have eaten at this place numerous times and always ordered pizza or the eggplant parmasan. Both are great, but yesterday I tried something new. Their eggplant parmasan calzone or maybe it was a Stromboli, anyhow it was delicious. I ate half and took the rest to work for lunch. I'm going back for more. When I say delicious I mean that thing was do good.

Review №76

Fast service and great pizza

Review №77

Food is great and the people that work there are friendly. I have had New York pizza before and it was nowhere near as good as Little Buffalo.

Review №78

Amazing food and very friendly staff. Will definitely return again soon!

Review №79

Don't even try it. Seriously. Don't.

Review №80

The baked zite was awesome

Review №81

Outstanding lunch hero...Classic eggplant parm. The bread was soft and crunchy and eggplant was perfect..i will be back

Review №82

Large portions and good food. Too hot and too cold in the winter.

Review №83

Great pizza. Perfect crust. Amazing sauce.

Review №84

Above and beyond service ..very personal...makes you feel like you are the only customer...awesome food very reasonable prices...

Review №85

Small nice place. Quick pizza by the slice.

Review №86

The absolute best for authentic italian food in wilmington...the atmosphere is great and Chef Andrew Buffalino will go out of his way to make your experience the absolute best !!!!!

Review №87

Love the food and friendly staff. New favorite pizza place for sure!

Review №88

Very friendly service. Definitely a recommended place to go.

Review №89

Great food. Good people. Love the pizza.

Review №90

The best NY style pizza in town! Staff is very friendly and attentive!

Review №91

Under new management and they are getting up and going. It was very good!!!

Review №92

Always good

Review №93

Fresh ingredients, hand made, awesome crust and sauce with a laid back atmosphere and super friendly staff... Only con, I can't eat more!!!

Review №94

Super friendly. Excellent food

Review №95

This place is the real deal. The food is absolutely amazing and the staff is very friendly.

Review №96

Great food but i can't ever figure out their hours? ? And sometimes they deliver and sometimes they don't

Review №97

The food is good

Review №98

The best Italian food In Wilmington.The owner takes very good care of his customers.You have to try it trust me.

Review №99

Live this place so much better then dominos ,pizza Hut or little ceasers this place has my business from now on

Review №100

The food was great the staff was excellent and the experience is worth repeating

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  • Address:2535 Castle Hayne Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 910-762-0036
  • Caterer
  • Pizza restaurant
  • Italian restaurant
  • Delivery Restaurant
  • Takeout Restaurant
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–10PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–10PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–10PM
  • Thursday:11AM–10PM
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:11AM–10PM
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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