Mama's Restaurant and Cafe Baci

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 84 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 16 more
96% of 63 votes say it's Celiac friendly

260 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Directions

(908) 852-2820
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    Everything is excellent. We have been bringing our 7 year old daughter here for a couple years and always accommodating safe and she is able to get basically anything she wants even the free starter and bread are GF and she is able to eat like she has no restrictions! They recently expanded the kids menu to include almost every choice with a GF alternate. All of that said it would still be a great restaurant of choice even if we did not have restrictions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    What are you & where have you been all of my Hashi's Diseased life? My husband & I would clone Tom & staff for a dose of this ambiance in our crazy NY city. But, we'll settle for traveling two hours again for another dose of BBQ chicken and breaded chicken & bacon pie that has left us entranced & in love w/ every aspect of this newfound GF/DF, kindness-infused gem. Don't believe me? Ya gotta go!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Best restaurant for celiac folks in north jersey

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Mama’s food is great! The staff is very aware, and utilize little signs to show when an individual is gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    My favorite Resturant, my wife has celiac disease and we eat there all the time with no problem recommend highly no matter your diet requirements

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    The staff is very friendly and nice. The owners are also very nice. They also greet us with a smile and ask how we’re doing. The food I’ve never had a problem with. They have a separate gluten free kitchen.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Excellent GF food . Have been here numerous times , always excellent service and food . My 22 year old daughter is Celiac and it’s her favorite restaurant!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    This place was worth the 2 hour drive to get to for gluten free food. The chef came out and talked about the (12-page!!!) gluten free menu. The staff is kind, welcoming, and would have made the experience worth it with just their service alone, but the food is also out of this world. You can tell that the kitchen really puts heart into what they do. When the chef came out, he said "It's your first time here? Welcome home!" and I felt this to be the truth. From the fresh warm bread, to the homemade mozzarella sticks, to the buffalo chicken pizza, to the zeppoles, to the gf Long Island Tea, our experience was top-notch. I'm not sure how anyone could have a single complaint about this lovely gem.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    The staff was very knowledgeable, warm inviting atmosphere, excellent GF menu with many options! This has become our favorite restaurant!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Mama's is our favorite night out spot. It's about 45-60 minutes away so we don't get to eat here often... which may be a good thing, because we always leave completely stuffed! The portions are great and the options for GF are amazing. My boyfriend has had several non-GF dishes and has liked them as well. The mozzarella sticks are the best!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    i wish i could give this more stars!! By far the best gluten free food i’ve ever tasted it’s hard to even believe it’s gluten free. The service is amazing and the staff extremely friendly and always making sure you enjoy your meal. Such an enjoyable experience every time i go.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    100% safe for Celiac !!Awesome service and there are so many food choices we get something different every visit!! We travel an hour for the delicious food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    This restaurant is hands-down the best option for gluten free dining. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, and the options are almost infinite. The chefs have taken classes on preparing safe gluten-free food; we have not had any issues with cross-contact! I am dairy free as well, and they are extremely accommodating of all dietary needs. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    I wish I could give them another star!! Mamas is heaven for a celiacs!! Everything you have missed eating.. they make GF!! Soo good!! Highest recommendation!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    I ate here for the first time yesterday, and was very impressed! The staff was so great, and the food was very delicious. They have an extensive gluten free menu with tons of choices! I will definitely be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Incredible place for people with Celiac and others who want or need to adhere to "alternative" diets in general. Just went for the first time and the owner, Tomasso, introduced himself and sat down at our table to walk us through the menu--which almost definitely has the most gluten free offerings I've ever seen, especially for an Italian restaurant. The portions are big and everyone at my table, gluten free and non-gluten free alike, was impressed with their dish (particular shout-out to the pear and gorgonzola purses!). This might sound corny, but it's absolute true for Mama's: you're not just paying for a meal, you're paying for an experience. Tomasso and his staff made us feel like family, and I would sing praises of Mama's menu and quality from the mountaintops if they hadn't. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    This place is absolutely phenomenal ! Had the most amazing New Years dinner .Gluten free heaven! The owner sat down at our table and discused the menu with me and the options I had ( 10 pages of Gluten free) . He told me about their start to gluten free ( 13 years ago). He explained about their cautious preparation in the kitchen and how they train the staff. It was phenomenal !!! I would highly recommend it. Truly a gem for those with celiac !

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    11 months ago

    Amazing / over joyous staff but food doesn't live up to that. Place is downscale. I will say GF/Vegan bread is to die for(like tasting real actual bread again). Considering all of my allergies, I'm fortunate to have found this diamond in the ruff. Love the GF/V options offered and just hoped for better food. Bit of a let down but honestly really lame food. Payed 35$ for pasta and pizza that tasted store brand or could have made my self and better at that. But really super nice folk.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    My family went here and we loved it. I asked the waiter if they had a gluten free desert menu and she said "You bet we do!" They are so friendly and I loved the food. they even had music and displays everywhere. I am definitely going again.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazing! I’ve never been treated better at a restaurant. I even had my own GF sign so the staff would know I was GF. The food was great! I can’t remember the last time I had zeppoles!!! ❤️

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely amazing menu, so many options and each one i tried was delicious. Owner made it a point to come and talk to us and waitstaff super friendly, attentive and informative. Lots of fried options and extensive dessert menu. Can’t say enough great things about this restaurant, well worth the 90 minute ride from home!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My daughter and son were recently diagnosed with celiac and were so excited to have gluten free mozzarella sticks that tasted just like the regular ones they used to have. Great food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    First time here today and I was blown away! Fried calamari, shrimp crustini, chicken di soronno, zepolis, bread. This place has it all. Will definitely be back. Waitstaff was excellent.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Our favorite gluten free restaurant with an extensive menu. Great for gluten free or not. Two huge menus-gluten free or regular, great staff and service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Exceptional food and service. One of my go to restaurants!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wow, I'm traveling from Fort Launderdale, FL and this is truly the best GF food I've had on the entire east coast. From the rolls to the ravioli to the zeppolis for dessert, the dedicated GF kitchen, I'm blown away with the quality and flavor of these dishes. This places is a must for Celiacs and Gluten sensitive people.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    gf friendly place , aware staff, reasonable prices

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They have so many amazing options and are very celiac friendly! They also accommodate more issues and their pasta is rice pasta (without corn) and tastes phenomenal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Mama's is seriously the best place I have ever gone to for gluten free. I have Celiac Disease and have traveled many places, but none come close to Mama's. Who else has built a completely separate gluten free kitchen and trains all their staff to follow the best Celiac-safe practices? When you walk in, you are greeted by friendly hosts and asked if anyone in our group needs a gluten free, vegan or vegetarian menu. It's the largest and best gluten free menu. Options upon options. Fried Calamari, Appetizer Medley with Mozzarella sticks, Zucchini Fritters, and Onion Rings, then any dish named Tomaso are all amazing. Take a look at the duets if you are struggling to choose just one entree. The Ravioli duet with cheese and lobster ravioli is amazing. Gluten free bread is served too and they recently partnered with a baker who bakes it fresh and it is the best bread! Gluten free Cannoli too?? It's overwhelming how amazing everything is. Tom does the best job serving all guests making sure they love their food and their service. I love how he remembers his guests and is so genuine helping people navigate the lengthy menu. I could keep going but I'll call that enough. Can't wait for our next road trip to Northern Jersey so I can eat at my favorite restaurant again.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place is SERIOUS. If you are GF and have the chance, you have to try this place. Owner is fantastic, the menu is ridiculous, food is outstanding.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Could not be better. So many options, so delicious!! The chicken in champagne sauce is a personal favorite :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    pierogies,garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, lobster ravioli. I cried when I looked at the menu. so many foods I have not been able to eat in years.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Really impressed! The owner personally came to our table to go over the menu! They even put a small GF sign on the table so if waiters get busy it is a reminder. Have not seen any other business owner go to this length. Not only separate prep area but separate exhaust system. Amazing to see a full menu of GF food & dessert menu! Pizza was very good & I had the lobster ravioli w/pink sauce! I felt like it was my birthday! And the best determining factor.. I did not get sick! I recommend this restaurant and hats off to the owner for providing a safe place to eat!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    extensive menu, helpful staff, separate sections for gf prep and cooking. wonderful experience! and delicious desserts!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The absolute best! Separate GF fryer and kitchen area. The owner understands cross-contamination issues and service is top notch. GF garlic bread with mozzarella-fried calamari-pierogi-mozzarella sticks it's all awesome. They will make your pizza any way you want it. Delicious! I usually get a few pizzas to go and freeze them.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Fantastic- a wonderful and big gluten free menu. Food was delicious! Did not mind paying more for the quality!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    excellent service, great selection of gluten free items, and they are generous with offering samples to try new foods!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Mama's absolutely astonished us with the depth of their knowledge of gluten free, and size of their menu. The GF menu was the same size as most other menus at other restaurants. The owner and the staff were incredible. The food was fantastic. Mama's is well worth the 1 hour drive from our house.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I saw how wonderfully this restaurant was reviewed here so I stopped for dinner. They had a huge gf menu and was very responsive to my diet however maybe it was what I ordered? I ordered the tour which is 3 kinds of meat or eggplant and 2 meats with penne. It came swimming in sauce which usually is a red flag to me. There also wasn't enough pasta comparatively to the huge amount of sauce. The breaded chicken I found was a thin patty with a very hard crust the eggplant was scarce and the sausage didn't look homemade to me and there wasnt much of it. I scooped away half a platter of thick sauce. Maybe partially my fault for not saying light on the sauce. But it to my taste wasn't good. For dessert I ordered gf zappoles. I missed having these so much. I got about 10 small hard balls of dough and the oil it was deep fried in seemed wrong compared to what I was used to. I thought these were doughie yet soft not hard till they sat for a long time? It was very busy which wasnt a bother. The service was great and the ambiance was fantastic. Together we spent over $70 for 2 and it just wasn't great... Wish I had a better review to give but even my non gf hubby wasn't thrilled with his dinner. Maybe it's best too get menu suggestions from friends and sticking to those dishes. 3-stars for service, ambiance and having such a great menu.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I love this place. They have so many delicious gluten free items. It's the only place my son who is dairy free and I who is gluten free can find a variety to choose from.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gluten free menu ever!!! Has homemade mozzarella sticks and fried zucchini and garlic bread with fresh mozzarella. For dessert they have funnel cake!! YUM!!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Best place to go out to dinner. I am gluten free and potato allergic yet still have many options!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Although the menu is broad for gluten free the staff is not well trained. We clearly told the waitress that we needed Gluten Free and ordered from the gluten free menu but the waitress placed the order for regular food. The waitress brought out the regular food and served it. When she realized her mistake she did not return to our table but sent the manager out. She never returned to our table - not even to apologize. The management was of course very apologetic but it can not replace the fact we were glutened. We had driven 45 minutes just to try their broad gluten free menu but without the right training of the staff it's pointless.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delish! Very knowledgeable about GF. Very friendly and accommodating. The chef/owner came to our table and explained the menu and process and also came back to see how we enjoyed the meal. Highly recommend.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Amazing! Best GF place around I travel from 30-40 minutes away to get the best GF food around town. Amazing and knowledge staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Food is amazing here. I get food from here every Friday. Haven't found something I don't like.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Amazing experience, amazing food! From the moment I indicated I was a gluten free customer the staff was on top of things. It was obvious that everyone is trained to handle gf and to make things even better the food is unbelievable. Such a treat to know things were under control and to have so many food options! I just wish I lived closer!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Mama's is well known for their extensive Gluten Free menu. Providing guests with a fantastic selection of Gluten free ..Pasta dishes with gourmet sauces such as Vodka, Creamy Pesto , Marsala and more. The pizzas served fresh and with an abundance of topping selections. Leave room for dessert there are many great desserts to choose from. Mama's also specializes in ..Vegetarian & a has a very extensive Vegan menu. Mama's offers outdoor dining & live entertainment Friday-Sat & Sundays….Reservations are recommended .Mama's is a family owned and operated restaurant.. est in 1970. Mama's is open 7 days and open late. Fine Food & Love Of Life!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    You can eat easy here without fear of cross contamination. Great place to go whenyou feel like eating out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Fantastic food and service. Highly attentive to gluten free patrons. Definitely recommend.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 12:30 am, 11 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 12:30 am, 11 am - 11:30 pm
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