Italian food is one of my favorite cuisine! When I first migrated to this country, I was pretty miserable with food, especially in high school. I needed my hot Chinese food for lunch but there was none in the school cafeteria. In Taiwan, we brought our lunch boxes usually in tin and school would steam our lunches hot. I was very lucky. My mom delivered my lunch hot and fresh to me in school everyday. I hated hamburger and cold sandwiches. I often skipped lunch and didn’t eat until I got home at the end of the day, starved! That all changed when one day I tried Baked Macaroni. My school lunch was changed forever! To this day, I love all food cooked in tomato sauce, in particular spicy tomato sauce (Fra Diavolo).
I’ve long heard of Mama D’s Italian Kitchen. When I saw a coupon deal ($50 for $25), I jumped on it right away. The expiration date was approaching so we made the time to visit last week. Parking in this area is basically street metered parking. But even then, it’s hard to find. Luckily Mama D’s provides complimentary valet parking.
The restaurant has a very homey feel to it. Everyone was very friendly and service was attentive through out. It really has that great neighborhood restaurant vibe to it.
Allen ordered a beer and I just got water. We were served a basket of garlic bread right away. I love garlic bread, don’t you?
Mama D’s Italian Kitchen
3012 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663