Overall the food was good and wait staff where on their game. However the restrooms were disgusting and from what i saw of the back it wasn t much better. Some of the cooks looked outright homeless, lucky for them i saw this after i ate my meal or they would have been buying it... Just gross! Overall the place is nice but that doesn t not trump personal hygiene of those that handle my food.
I recently went to this restaurant, Mama Maria s in Hudson, and got scammed. I gave the waitress Claudine a $25 gift card at the end of my meal and she brought back the bill with the $25 deducted. I paid the rest on my debit card. I just happened to check my bank transactions that night and lucky I did! They not only charged me the $5 I owed on top of the gift card but they went back after I left and put $25 on my debit card! I did not authorize that transaction and someone who gave me that gift card already paid them $25 for it. Will never return or recommend as this is the first time I ve been scammed at a restaurant.
Went there in a group of ten people. The place was packed, but service was still prompt and our server was very friendly and she was knowledgeable about the entire menu and wine selection.
The dinner rolls are great. They're not actually made on-site (a friend of mine has been in the kitchen), but they warm them perfectly so they taste fresh. They're served with a whipped herb butter that actually is prepared on-site. The appetizers and entrees are wonderful and there's a lot of variety in the menu.
The food is definitely the sort of popular Italian fare in America - heavy pasta dishes with very flavorful rich sauces. But it's not as generic as the dishes at chains like Olive Garden or Buca di Beppo. They are more imaginative with better presentation, and suprisingly, a lower price. Highly recommended.
Wonderful appetizers. Fresh bread. There is a variety of wines. The entrees wake up one's sense of what Italy is all about. A special secret: don't miss the Champagne Chicken. Save room for fabulous dessert. Don't miss the Italian Cream Cake!