If you’re a big fan of Italian cuisine, this is a must-visit. Big portions of true Italian food are fresh and of good quality with full-on flavours. The alfresco
dining area overlooks the aqua-blue Indian Ocean and offers warm weather even in winter. Visit for family outings, or with a group of friends for sundowners on a warm evening. Highlights: fritto misto di mare, pumpkin panzerotti and tiramisu. (EO mag 2014)
We went today to the Glenashley branch and had the worst experience we had in Durban for many years - we are regular diners in Durban.
We arrived at 12.30 and ordered our mains just before 1 p.m. After an our hour we asked the Manageress why our food was taking so long. She said there was a problem with the till system. Our waiter who had showed no interest to in us then said the food was on the way. 15 minutes later we called a Manager, Craig who dealt with the issue and said it was their problem and the order hadn't been dealt with properly. Eventually the food arrived (the food was very good). Once we finished our meal no-one cleared the plates until we called Craig again. We ordered 2 brownies that hadn't arrived after 22 minutes so we called for the bill. We were told Management were meeting and we had to wait for them to take the Brownies off the bill, another 15 minute delay! A shocking experience!
My previous visit to this restaurant was on 16 February 2014 where our order also was lost and we waited an hour for our meal (two pastas') - will be very difficult to go back even though the setting is great!
Could not agree more with the last review. Do not waste your time and money going to this restaurant. The attitude of the manageress was absolutely appalling. The problem with Mamma's is that they have gotten too greedy and can't care a damn about their customers.
What an absolute debacle for a Friday night. No door presence, we had to walk through the whole restaurant being ignored by everyone to find if any of the open tables were available. After our drinks being forgotten and 45 minutes after ordering our food we were told it should not be too long. After another 35 minutes I was ignored by the bald manager at the food hatch. After I insisted on talking to the manager I was informed that my food was never going to be prepared and that I should order something else. 90 minutes waiting to be told that I was at fault for ordering off the menu is ridiculous. It took 2 minutes to get my bill though. Priorities. Unforgettable, but completely miss able. Will certainly never return.
Marco has let his own restaurant down. He has no social skills. We visit on average once a week and he has never visited our table to greet us or enquire how we're doing. For this reason I award it one star. Some of his waiters are excellent while the rest are very mediocre.
The opening of a deli adjacent to Mamma Luciana’s restaurant has proved to be an instant suburban hit. Incorporating a café area with intimate tables offering sea views, they serve breakfast along with paninis and a harvest table at lunchtime. At the deli counter you can watch staff making pasta and gnocchi while you pick out freshly baked bread and imported cheeses and cured meats. Fridge space is dedicated to Italian juices, dinky bottles of Prosecco, heat-and-eat pastas and gelato. Store cupboard essentials cover everything from anchovy fillets to olive oil, instant pizza mixes, clams, pastas, brodo, crositini, biscotti and a smattering of Italian wine and grappa.
Smart shopper tip: A range of essential Cuisipro kitchen tools is stocked.