Mama's Italian Restaurant

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 43 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 6 more
94% of 19 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1352 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, NY 11769 Directions

(631) 567-0909
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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2017

    Unbelievable menu. Delicious food. Very knowledgeable staff. Gluten free bread on the table!

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    As soon as we walked in the hostess asked if any of us were GF. classic American Italian restaurant. HUGE portions. i got fried calamari appetizer and chicken parm with spaghetti. they had GF desserts , but I was to full to even look.

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    Delicious food and a wonderful, pleasant staff!! There's such a wide range of gluten free options that I had a hard time deciding what to get. Not only do they have a variety of pizzas but also appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything was delicious and safe for someone with celiac.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    Best gf Italian food on Long Island in my opinion.

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    Excellent food, very friendly staff. A tray of gluten free desserts! Warm gluten free bread. I go several times a month

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    2 ratingJanuary 06, 2016

    No good. Food didn't take good and had belly ache after.

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2015

    Awesome place!!! Johns pizza recipie is the best hands down. I have to travel from Deer Park to get the pizza but it's worth it. He perfected a crust that's thick And light. I keep telling him to start selling his dough to other places since it's the only one of its kind for gluten free. Dinner dishes are awesome too. Chicken parm is very tasty. We go often as his knowledge and catering to those with celiac disease is top shelf!!

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    1 ratingJune 02, 2015

    While they do have an extensive gluten free menu the quality of food here is the worst I have ever seen. Went here twice, the first time they served me black rotten clams, I left unhappy and shouldn't of went back. After about 6 months I returned, this time me and the person I went with couldn't even finish anything we ate; for one it was horrible, and two we felt so nauseated. Ended up sick all night with food poisoning, when I called in the morning to let them know they told me nobody else has called so it must of been us... No wonder nobody else called we were the only ones there both times we went. I strongly advise if you go there don't eat any meat at the very least. An absolutely terrible experience.

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2015

    had a nice little pie for lunch. no issues. will go back again.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2015

    Their gluten free menu is amazing and entirely reliable! One of the few places I trust not to gluten me! I have been here many, many, many times and I have never had a bad experience.

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2015

    their entire menu was gluten free! manicotti lasagna, you name it, all gf. hot bread, brought right to the table. really good food made our trip

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2015

    I was skeptical at first, but we've been back a few times. The pizza is good for gf pizza (I'm admittedly a snob being raised in Brooklyn). The potato bacon soup we had last night felt like cheating.

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    5 ratingFebruary 09, 2015

    Awesome place to go with so many gluten free options!! 4 pages with appetizers to desserts and specials! It's so nice to feel normal again and have choices and not worry you're going to end up sick after! Can't wait to go back and try more options available to me! The canolis were homemade and delicious also btw!

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    5 ratingNovember 29, 2014

    I went to Mama's for the first time tonight while meeting friends who live in the area (I live 45 minutes away). I cannot say enough about this gem of a restaurant! I had the GF eggplant parmesan (first time ever since being diagnosed! )...incredible! Splurged before dinner with the GF mozzarella sticks. Yum! Owner, John, came by to check on our experience. ..what a great guy! I will DEFINITELY be returning, and quite often! Wish it was closer to home but absolutely worth the trip. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience! Oh, and the bonus is that they make their own GF Italian bread to start...delicious!

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    3 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I don't know if they changed cooks or what but the food isn't nearly as good as it used to be. Yes they have a very extensive gf menu and the staff is well educated about it but the quality of the food is no longer there. Such a shame bc it used to be wonderful!

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2014

    This is my family's favorite place in NY. Fantastic service, dedicated GF menu. All the favorites you just can't get anywhere--gluten free kids chicken nuggets!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2014

    Delicious food! I love the extensive menu and dessert menu. Unfortunately it's far from where I live so this is definitely a treat. Love that they offer gluten free bread that isn't a piece of udis or Schar brand. Even my gluten eating friend enjoyed it! Hopefully they bring it out to the western part of the island! I have been there on one or 2 occasions where the food was less than optimal (sent it back to be reheated-they were gracious about it and the food came back where it was heated appropriately).

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    1 ratingJanuary 27, 2014

    The Pro's: the GF menu was extensive, the fried calamari was good. They offer gluten free bread. The Con's: The waitstaff was awful, you want gluten free bread? Wait a half hour and you'll get 1 slice. The chairs were hard, the lighting was harsh, the prices don't match the decor. The baked clams were fishy and gross (how can you mess up baked clams?) and the Chicken Marsala pizza was an under-cooked sloppy mess. I would rather pop a frozen gluten free pizza in the oven, than waste my time and money eating here.

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    5 ratingNovember 22, 2013

    Absolutely The best gf Italian restaurant in the area wether dinning in or taking out!!!! Never a problem always accommodating !!! So many gf choices !! Soo nice to be able to dine and not worry about getting sick!!! Love love love

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    5 ratingAugust 23, 2013

    Incredible experience! Owner has been doing GF for about 15 years. Are very careful about x-contamination. Has one of the most extensive menus I've ever seen, and everything was excellent (including the desserts!). Service from all staff was great as well. Highly recommend!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2013

    Tried this restaurant because of the good reviews here and it certainly did not disappoint..just about everything on their regular menu was on their gluten free menu as well. the fried calamari was delicious as was my pasta with chicken and veggies..had a nice conversation after our meal with the owner John about the steps they take for not only good food but SAFE food for those such as myself with celiac..i will be going back again and again.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2013

    GF mozzarella sticks and gf cannoli are extremely delicious! One if the few places that serve gf bread when you sit down to eat. The gf chicken parm is great. Eat in or carry out and your tastebuds will thank you.

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2013

    the biggest gluten free menu I've ever seen... delicious food ...friendly staff. best pasta night around. this Mamas is NOT affiliated with any other Mamas. this 1 is by the Oakdale train station next to bagel doctor.

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2012

    Amazing pizza. Worth the trip, they have a huge gluten free menu!!!!!

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    5 ratingDecember 13, 2012

    This restaurant is phenomenal! Gluten free menu is off the chain! I had mozzarella sticks and pasta chicken Alfredo plus a salad. They even had gluten free garlic bread! Amazing. The lunch portion is huge and will also be my dinner too.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2012

    Mama's has the BEST gluten free menu and the food is delicious! All of the bread is homemade and the pizza crust is awesome. The corn pasta is great! The owner Johnny takes special care of his food and makes sure that his g free menu is delicious. He absolutely knows what he is doing when it comes to g free! I will eat here all the time. I also trust Mama's when it comes to cross contamination issues, I eat here and never have an issue and I am never worried. Try Mama's and you will not be disappointed I promise!

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    5 ratingMay 10, 2012

    Great gf pizza and chicken fingers!!!

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2012

    Seriously this place is FANTASTIC! They are VERY careful with our gluten free food, even if others at the table order off the regular menu. Monday and Tues 4-10 they have a Pasta night - even off the GF menu! includes wine, dessert, salad. everything I have ever had here was great. Kids love the small individual pizzas. Chicken Marsala is wonderful. - tried it at another restaurant and HUGE difference. They really know how to make food taste GREAT. Its not cheap, but not over the top expensive either. you will have enough food for lunch the next day! They also have a LARGE selection of Gluten free desserts, including a 7 layer cake we were very pleased with. They make their own cannolis - so good! Everyone on staff has been friendly and helpful. We used to NEVER eat out since my son is extremely sensitive with ANY gluten contamination,but i feel safe at this place. It has quickly become out GO-TO restaurant. family friendly but also is a nice place for couples.

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    5 ratingJanuary 07, 2012

    This place is one of a kind!! I would recommend to anyone. The gf pizza, mozzarella sticks, bread and fried calamari was delicious!!! Will def be a frequent guest. :) they even have a huge selection of gf pastries.

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2011


Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Pasta
  • Pizza


  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm

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