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Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant in Anaheim, CA
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Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant

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2170 W Ball Road  AnaheimCA  92804

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Mama Cozzas - Diners, Drive-ins & Dives

Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant in Anaheim, CA 
Mama Cozza'a Restaurant in Anaheim was featured on the Food Networks Program Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.  [...]

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    [email protected]~~~ail.com
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Was there just recently, and the food was great. Frank and his staff are great people. Was able to try 2 of the 3 items that were on the show. Both of them were great.
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    [email protected]~~~ink.net
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    I have been here twice, both times were great. I've had the linguine with meat sauce, sausage & meatball. It was fantastic, along with the salad & bread. I enjoyed my second visit as well. This time I had the Mushroom Ravioli & it was outstanding. Both times I had the fried calamari appraiser, some of the best I have ever had. My mother & sister were with me both times, we all three look forward to our next visit.
  3. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Food was terrible. Thumbs Down- I was worried about food poisoning when I left.
  4. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. I didn't like the atmosphere when I walked in but saw Guy's picture and thought ok. But food was awful. My table of 4, each one of us got a different dish. None of them were good, authentic Italian food, sauce was bland/missing what was supposed to flavor it. I'm sorry for the bad review but not one of the four dishes was appetizing.
  5. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    The food was just ok. It also was a little too expensive for my taste. Maybe we were expecting a little too much. Also my husband said that the pizza was better reheated.
  6. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Really big let Down.poor food and worse service . Don't understand how it voting the show.
  7. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Honestly, when we took the family to this place SPECIFICALLY because it was on the show we were really expecting some good food.  I am Italian and my Nana used to own an Italian joint so I am no stranger to Italian food. This place does NOT deliver.  The supposedly famous sauce is basically canned tomato sauce with zero flavor at all.  The ravioli is your basic frozen ravioli.  The lasagna is weak. The meatballs, probably the worst meatball ever tasted by my family.
  8. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    We're big fans of Guy, but his endorsement of this restaurant makes me question him. I grew up enjoying melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi, and I haven't found any comparable recipes in SoCal. After eating at Mama Cozza's, I'm certain that I've made better gnocchi from a frozen bag.
  9. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    We're big fans of Guy, but his endorsement of this restaurant makes me question him. I grew up enjoying melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi, and I haven't found any comparable recipes in SoCal. After eating at Mama Cozza's, I'm certain that I've made better gnocchi from a frozen bag.
  10. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Guy you really did do a let down on this place ;(
  11. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    I agree. It was TERRIBLE!!
  12. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Agree!!
  13. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Terrible, I'm shocked that the show tried this place and made a show on it that guided me and my fiancé to eat here! Wow don't waste your time Nor money. It had the taste of tomato paste on all their Italian dishes and pizza. TRUST ME
  14. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    hello, a good friend turned me on to this place a few years ago, an was surprised to see them on triple d! i hve tried many dishs there, and would have to say you have to be targeted on what you get. sandwiches are great. pizzas are great, especially for california as there is not a lot of great pizza here. pasta dishes are hit and miss, i would aviod. lasgna, i have not had, looks good, may try on specials day. service is nice, not really warm and friendly, but not bad either. big anaheim PD hangout.
  15. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    This place rocks authentic food real people and real service. And the food is amazing!!!
  16. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    We're staying in Southern CA and wanted to have a nice dinner..so, we looked Guy's choices.  I actually would give this restaurant a 2.5 stars but couldn't.  The atmosphere was lovely, service was great.  The dinner...well even my partner even would say it was not the "best".  It was good but the sauce was on the sweet side.  So, if you don't like "sweet" sauce/gravy then this won't be the place for you.
  17. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Just had one of the best Italian meals in my life! The food was excellent. The service was fantastic! My family liked it so much we are going back before we head home to Canada. Make a reservation as this place gets packed early.
  18. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Never been there, but worked very close to there for 3+ years, and NEVER heard of it.  Funny how "Guet" posting at 10:37 New Years Day posts this very seemingly SCRIPTED comment - check it out - looks contrived, like one of the owners wrote it, haha...
  19. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    This place is not worth the drive.  Awful service and awful food. :'(
  20. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    They are great!! We live 2 miles from there and didn't know about them. We go almost every week. Their alfredo and pizza is amazing!!
  21. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Not at all what you see on the video. Horrible, just horrible!
  22. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Don't go!!!!! it is not good at all. Guy ,you have NOOOOOOOOOO taste buds at all... chef boaredeeee is better... went march 3rd 2011...dont go. REALLY DONT GO....
  23. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    this food was baddddddd!!!!!!!! jar sauce is better!!!!!!! servcie was sooooo slow.... and we went at 3pm inthe afternoon.
  24. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Bland FOOD Okay service dont waste your time or money if you >:o want good food. 
  25. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Terrible, Guy you have let me down
  26. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    NOT GOOD AT ALL HONESTLY .......IF YOU LIKE IT HERE YOU DONT LIKE GOOD FOOD
  27. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant is one of a kind! They have been serving fine Italian food since 1965. At Mama Cozza’s, you can enjoy an intimate dinner for two or a large family feast. Throw a catered party in their Banquet Room or just stop by the lounge to watch a game. They have a full bar, a diverse wine list, and special Italian desserts. They also serve seafood, lamb, veal, steak, chicken, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and pizza, as well as prime rib Fridays through Sundays- all within the friendly, neighborhood atmosphere of a family-owned establishment.
  28. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Gloria Salad - do it! Pizza - Do it, take some home for breakfast! start out with a drink at the bar and say hello to a Cozza! Frank, little Frank or any of the daughters or grand kids - great family, great food!
  29. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Gloria's Salad and Beff and Onion Pizza - that's all you need to know
  30. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    THAT PLACE SUX IT Tste like sh*t
  31. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    I USED TO LIVE RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM THERE AND ATE THERE ALLOT BECAUSE MY EX LOVED IT I WASNT THE THAT GREAT! IM ACCUALY VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH ONE OF THE WAITRESSES THERE!
  32. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    It was good not great
  33. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Sure, it's been there for many decades, and it shows. The food was bland and service was worse. There are many better Italian places in So Cal. Try Peppino's in Irvine or even better, Cialuzzi's in Redondo Beach!
  34. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Mama Cozza's has been in business for 45 years and is known for its quality Italian food. Its family owned and operated, so you will always have great service.
  35. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Stopped by Mama Cozza's last weekend.  My wife and i had a very nice dinner.  It was actually much better than I expected.  Check out the full review here: http://www.saturdaynightfoodies.com/2010/06/italian-triple-d-in-oc-mama-cozzas.html Thank you FlavorTown for get these posted so early!!  Great site.
  36. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    very dissapointed, had the speghetti and pizza as it was very bland.  The sause was weak and meatballs had the texture and smell of cat food.  Maybe they had a bad night based on the other reviews but we won't be back.
  37. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    great food from the cheese cake to the pizza never had a bad dinner or experince
  38. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    We had the manicotti which had a very light - almost airy - filling. It was delicious. Covered in Mama sauce (a basic red sauce) with shredded, melted mozzarella on top. Mama sauce is a good quality sauce but nothing out of the ordinary for a good restaurant. We also had the cannelloni which was excellent. Also had the Mama sauce. The all-around winner was the NY steak sandwich which came with a mound of French fries. Extremely tender, juicy and full of flavor. There is no way they make any money on this deal - it is less than $9!
  39. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    We ate there with our kids and family last month and can't wait to see this episode air...GREAT food & everyone was very friendly!!! We found out that Gwen Stefani had just been there with her family and had sat at the same booth!!!!  Highly recommend it for a family meal or as a date night...portions are big...be prepared to have leftovers or share! ; )
  40. anonymous
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Great family place...very homey, great food, try the lasagna

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