“TripAdvisor is pleased to grant to Mamma and Papa a Certificate of Excellence 2013.”
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“Authentic Italian Food in the Jungle” Reviewed November 11, 2010
Having lived in Italy for eight years I rarely eat at Italian restaurants outside of Italy as I am very picky. However we were very pleasantly surprised by the food at Mamma e Papa. Enzo the owner is from Southern Italy and has authentic and fresh Italian food and makes traditional pasta fresh by hand. My wife and me have been back a few times as the food is great and great value for especially for this part of Costa Rica and gives a welcome change to rice and beans. Some of our favorites are Calamari salad, Pasta with porcini mushrooms, filet mignon in champagne sauce and of course the pizzas. All come in generous portions and the menu is quite extensive including appetizers, seafood, fish, vegetarian, meat and chicken all made fresh in an Southern Italian style. Good selection and price range for the wine list and the best Pizza I have had outside of Italy!
“Great Authentic Italian Pizza in an Unexpected part of the World” Reviewed December 14, 2010
On a recent trip, mi compañero and I stopped into Mamma e Papa upon the recommendation of our lodging hosts. While we were loving (i mean devouring) the tico food available everywhere and throughout our trip, I was craving some pizza one night. Knowing it was an odd craving, we asked where there might be some good pizza. To our surprise we were told that there was some authentic Italian pizza available at a place run by an Italian ex pat in Ojochal. I was so very happy to find excellent pizza with a perfect beer to go with it in a beautiful outdoor dining space at Mamma e Papa. In typical tico style the tables and chairs are of the local wood variety. For us it was a perfect romantic evening. We ordered a pizza with ham (our favorite), though the menu offered so many many choices. We were not disappointed with our dinner, in fact we were quite impressed. One pizza was the perfect size for the two of us. For a nice but casual dinner, I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone spending some time in or around Ojochal.