Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen

Lot 36, Blk. 1 Tropical Ave. cor. Palace St., BF International, Las Piñas, Metro Manila

Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
4.6
4.5 Stars

262 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 189
  • 4 stars 55
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 2
  • 307 Reviews
  • 202 Recommend
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Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6325191977

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
2

MAMA LOU's for Father's Day w my 2-in-1 momma!! 128111 Decided to bring her here for our Sunday lunch because (1) craving for real good italian food, (2) I miss Mama Lou's, and (3) it's a special day today! 128525128077🏼

For our lunch we ordered just a pasta and a small sized pizza. Was supposed to order our other usuals but we don't want to eat too much (diet 128518128541).

LASAGNA. I've always wanted to try this one. Good thing I was able to control myself from ordering the mac n cheese 128514 because this one was also good. Not as yummy and omg good as the mac n cheese but this is a pretty good lasagna. Can compete w my current favorite lasagna (from this healthy place in BGC). I liked how meaty and cheesy this one. Not super sour too unlike other "legit" lasagnas. 128521

PIZZA. Instead of ordering the usual Mama Lou's, we chose HAWAIIAN and PIZZA BIANCA. Both were good but we like PIZZA BIANCA more than the hawaiian. Loved the generous and yummy bacon added! 128069

SERVICE. As always, was good! We loved our lunch and mommy enjoyed! 128522128076🏼

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars
3

Together w his family, we went to Mama Lou's for Ony's advance birthday celebration/treat! 127881127881

We've visited this place a lot of times already and we already know what we want and what are the really really yummy dishes. Of course, since it's his day, we let him order for everyone of us.

Food:
Mushroom Chicharon
Beef Salpicao
Pizza: Mama Lou's Special and Pizza Bianca
Truffle Mac & Cheese
Spaghetti Bolognese

Drinks:
Mama Lou's Iced Tea
Hazelnut Latte

As usual, we enjoyed and loved everything!! No need for long explanations because you're guaranteed to enjoy your dining experience here! 128077🏼

Must tries: Mama Lou's Special Pizza, Pizza Bianca, 4 Cheese Pizza, Salpicao or the Steak, and our favorites, the Mushroom Chicharon and the Truffle Mac & Cheese. 128155 And lastly, order the iced tea as well because it's refreshing, perfect since it's summer and the heat is insane!!!!! 9728128293

SERVICE, as always, is good. Though packed w so many customers, they were still able to attend to all our needs/requests. Kind of slow but still they make sure to do it and it's not the irritating or annoying kind of slow.

Some helpful tips:

TIP 1: RESERVE! It's important that you CALL IN ADVANCE! Even though it's a holiday (maundy thursday) the place was PACKED WITH CUSTOMERS. They don't usually open the second floor during weekdays but because of the number of customers, they had to open it. Good thing we had a reservation! I called days in advance and was already informed that we'll be seated upstairs.

TIP 2: We all liked the complimentary bread! So if you want more, don't be shy and ask for refillS!! PS: they're not madamot! 128521128521

TIP 3: They have the wildest and hottest CHILI FLAKES! As in, legit! We loved it! So if you're not a dragon, use the chili flakes with caution. 128540

TIP 4: Planning to have a party or a small gathering? You can reserve the 2nd floor/function rooms for 10,000php consumable. Not bad if you get to enjoy around 50 orders of Mushroom Chicharon or 20 orders of Mama Lou's Pizza or around 32 orders of the Truffle Mac & Cheese (that includes 10% SC na ah!) 128521128521

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Only comment is... I'm not sure if it's just me or the serving size of the Truffle Mac & Cheese is bigger here?? FYI, we just ate at Nonna's last weekend and I had the same comment. Not sure though because Ony thinks they're the same. 🤔

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Pat D.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
3

Since it's "Valentine's week", Mommy decided to treat Ony and I for dinner hihi. 10084️ I think it was almost 7:30 or 8pm when we arrived here. Parking can be hard as well since the space is limited and you just park along the street. There was no waiting list but the place was packed so we were seated upstairs. First time seeing the second floor and the "set-up" was a bit different. I think it can fit around 20-25 pax (or max 30). This is perfect for mini gatherings/functions as you can reserve the whole 2nd floor or part of it. The 2 rooms are divided with a sliding door.

Once we were seated, we were given the menu right away. Aparently, they have new items now. Items that used to be just available at Nonna's like the Mushroom Chicharon!! Yayy!!! 128077🏼

Mommy ordered the following for the 3 of us:

MUSHROOM CHICHARON (180). This was just okay. Though still good, it just looked and tasted a bit old, a bit darker also, like it was prepared before hand and was just reheated? 128546 Also, this one's more expensive here than in Nonna's.

ITALIAN SARDINE (275). Mommy loves Mary Grace's sardines pasta so she ordered this one. As much as we love Mary Grace's, this ones really good too. Tie na lang since both are yummy. 128517 The pasta was cooked al dente and although the sardines were not that much, it was still flavorful and tasty. Just add a few chili flakes and parmesan cheese if you want.

TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE (325). "Scrumptious and comforting blend of cheeses and truffle cream." I think I just went to cheese and truffle heaven all because of this yummy awesome creation. I don't usually like mac & cheese because I don't see anything special but this was so good and so special all thanks to the truffle cream!!! Ony and I loved this!!! 128155

For both, the serving size's really big. Can be shared by 2-3 persons! 128076🏼

HALF & HALF PIZZA (350) -- MAMA LOU'S SPECIAL and SPINACH & GOAT's CHEESE. As always, Mama Lou's Special pizza was yummy. No doubt! The Spinach & Goat's cheese pizza was also good but would be better if eaten while still hot! So eat it right away! Add alfalfa, arugula, chili flakes, roll it, and ENJOY!! 128521128521

For dessert, we ordered a slice of MAMA LOU'S CHEESECAKE topped w fresh sweet mangoes (180). We all liked this one. Better than the one w blueberries. Better because of the generous amount of really sweet mangoes!! 128155

Overall, it was a lovely dinner. I guess it's safe to say that we will forever be loyal customers of MAMA LOU's. No other Italian restaurant can ever replace her in our hearts and tummies! 128525

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Eileen C.
5.0 Stars

Mama Lou's Best 127829

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
6

Surprised that I've haven't review this legend in BF Homes. Mama Lou's is one of the pride of BF Homes that have successfully expanded. Last month some of my friends from the province and north visited me in Sucat. So I suggested to have a dinner here and very happy that they all enjoyed it. They love the homey Christmas feel of the place. We were seated upstairs but the service was still very prompt with just a press of a button. They also gave us quite a few rounds of complimentary bread.

In this visit I had them try some of my fave from the menu.

127829Pizza Margherita - a very simple looking pizza with just a simple basil leaf on top of the pizza. But the taste was so good! The delicious mozzarella was good enough to make the pizza great! I love the prefect texture of the crust.
127829Pizza Bianca - another simple looking pizza with bits of bacon and mushroom on top. It was equally good as the pizza margherita. I love the flavorful bits of bacon and the cream and mozarella top it off perfectly.
127837Spaghetti Seafood Olio - I love oil base pasta combined with seafood. This bring out the delicious flavor of seafoods. This one is my fave and I always comeback for this.
127839Poutine - fries topped with gravy and mozarella. This one is requested by my friend. I love the fries but just not a fan of fries drenched in gravy.

Overall a bit expensive but the quality and taste is always worth it.128521128076

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Ivy R.
5.0 Stars
2

Mama Lou's is a go-to place for great Italian food. The original resto in BF still evokes a homey feel, as it is indeed the former home of the owners converted into a dining establishment. As always, great food! For soup, we had mushroom soup and minestrone. Both light and delicious. I ordered the spicy Italian sausage antipasti which I discovered goes so well with my main, Risotto Tartufo funghi. We also ordered their consistently delicious pastas. We had seafood pomodoro, shrimp A'limone and shrimp formaggio. Mama Lou's Never disappoints us.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
4

One of the best Italian Restaurant for me!! I love that whenever we're craving for real good Italian food, Mama Lou's just a few minutes away from us and it's so accessible! Well, except for the parking but still. 128513128513

One Saturday night, we were all craving for something good and comforting so we ended up here. The place was full when we arrived at around 8pm that we had to wait for at least 20-30 minutes before we got a table. Since it was night time and it's not that hot, we were fine with having a table outside. Also, no signs of lamok or any insect so yay! 128518

FOOD:

For this visit, Mommy, Ony and I shared the following:

Mama Lou's Special: 5/5!! Tomato + Mozzarella + Prosciutto + Mango + Arugula + Balsamic Cream. Every bite is an explosion of awesome flavors! Must must always order this one! Who would have thought that balsamic cream + mangoes is a good combination and would make a very very yummy pizza creation!?? Galing!! 128077🏼

Quattrostagioni: 3.5/5. For a change, we decided to try this one. Tomato + Mozzarella + Artichoke + Ham + Olives + Mushroom. The combination seems weird at first but it was actually pretty good. But we'll still stick with our usuals! 128517

Vesuvio: 4/5. I've always been curious about this pasta dish so when we found out that they're also serving this here (as off the menu) we ordered it. And it did not disappoint. It's really good. It's like lasagna and cannelloni combined. Twice the goodness and yumminess! 128525

Rollo de Pollo: 2.5/5. Not something we'll order again. This one's sad. The tomato sauce + pesto and chicken w cheese filling seems like a good combination, a very savory and flavorful one but when we tasted this one, "ayy". 128529128546

Apple Pie: 3/5. Served either warm or cold + vanilla ice cream. This was just okay. Not the best tasting apple pie but pwede na.

SERVICE:

Service, as always, was excellent. You'll feel at home and happy whenever you're dining here! 9786

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Joy and Lance x.
5.0 Stars
4

#JLJustLanded recommends:

Risotto Tartufo Funghi
--this Carbonara-esque dish is T O D I E F O R. Best of both worlds indeed!! 128076128076128076

Rollo di Pollo
--Breaded chicken rolls filled with mozzarella cheese with pesto and pomodoro sauce. Need I say more?

Mama Lou's Special
--it ain't called special for nothing! Top it with Caramba to add more spice!

Follow our food/travel-ventures on Instagram:
@jljustlanded 128107128156

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Jay M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Chachi L.
4.0 Stars
4

Went out with my family and other relatives to the original branch of Mama Lou's. It was their first time here so everyone was excited. We ordered the ff.

1.) Spaghetti Seafood Olio - Oil based pasta with seafoods (shrimp, squid and mussels). My mama particularly like this pasta dish and commented that it was masarap. My rating would be 128513128513128513128513128513

2.) Mama Lou's Special - This pizza never fails to satisfy us everytime we ordered. Prosciutto was a bit salty for my tita but she managed to eat it anyway. My rating would be 128513128513128513128513128513

3.) Truffle Mac and Cheese - From the moment that this dish was placed on our table I couldn't take my eyes off it because it was oozing with cheese. You can taste the truffle on your first bite of the macaroni. I would give it 128513128513128513128513

4.) Chicken Fra Diavalo - this one took a little while before it got served although we were already notified upon orderinf that it would take about 20 minutes before it will be served. The chicken was a bit dry and it was spicy especially the gravy. When we confirmed with the waitress, it was really spicy since the chicken was marinated in a special sauce before baking it. I would give it 128513128513128513 for now

They were all delighted with the pasta dishes and the pizza that they ordered. They even liked the bread and sauce which comes before the meals. My mom even joked about going to BF even on commute just to eat at this resto since it is just near our home. They even suggested to rent the reserved area on a special occasion since they enjoyed it here.

A small hiccup though maybe because the place was full at that time, we had to followup the water and the starter bread. We also had some problems with the billing which cost us some delay. They had to void the original receipt and had to review the bill twice just to get the right amount that we should pay for.

Additional tip: It is situated between two pokestops. I managed to get a Rhyhorn and 2 slowpokes (and of course some rattatas and spearows) while my cousin got a Kabuto 128527128513128541128521

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Ivy R.
4.0 Stars

The original Mama Lou's in BF Homes is jam packed for a very rainy weekday night, a testament to how good this restaurant is. For starters we got the mozzarella sticks and the Caesar Salad. Both very solid, dependable dishes.
We ordered their signature pizza Mama Lou's Special, pictured here. What makes it special is the combination of mango, prosciutto and arugula combined. We also had the Pizza Bianca, which is not as good as Mama Lou's Special, but okay too.
Most people in our dinner group ordered their various pastas, which were all quite good. My nephew especially enjoyed his Spaghetti Meatballs.
I ordered the very rich and creamy Risotto Tartufo Funghi. They cook their risotto so well that it is still al dente, just the way it should be. My cousin ordered the plainer Buttered Risotto, which is plainer but equally good.
All in all we enjoyed the night. Good food and good times.

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Tommy T.
5.0 Stars

First time to try out restos in this area. Enjoyed their spaghetti seafood olio, the aroma of sauteed garlic and the assorted seafood plus the al dente pasta makes this dish simply irresistible..

The truffle mac & cheese was a blend of cheeses and truffle cream over tender macaroni, topped with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

For pizza we ordered half of Mama Lou's special, it is a thin crust with tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto, mango, arugula, balsamic cream. It is a little bit sweetish, perfect with the strong flavor of arugula. The other half was pizza bianca , thin crust with cream, mozzarella, mushroom and bacon.

The place was a home converted into resto, very nice ambiance and good music like "amore" and the old songs. Perfect combination for an enjoyable meal.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
2

One fine sunny Saturday, my northern friends visited me here in BF for a BF foodcrawl. I let them decide where they want to eat but also made sure to recommend must must must try restaurants to maximize their visit.

First on the list: Mama Lou's.

They may have a lot of branches already but you cannot not try this place especially this branch where they first started. I personally love their salad, pizza, and pasta so I was excited to let them try my favorites. 128513128513

Just a few hours before lunch time, the place was already almost full with families and friends having a good happy lunch. Good thing, I called in advance so we have a sure table for our group.

Despite being full with customers, it didn't felt like the place was crowded plus it was also not hot and too noisy (the annoying kind). Yayyy!! 128077🏼

Ordered right away as we don't want to waste time. We had the following for sharing:

- Poutine with Bacon
- Mama Lou's Special Pizza
- Pizza Bianca

You can't really go wrong with their amazingly good pizza!!! I haven't tried any flavor that I didn't enjoyed and liked but my two favorites are the Mama Lou's Special and Pizza Bianca. Always ask for extra arugula and alfalfa sprouts! 128513128076🏼

Not really a fan of their poutine but they all liked and enjoyed this one. The extra bacon made the dish even better!!! 128077🏼

Service as usual was good and fast. Staffs are nice and approachable. 9786

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Angel S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Diana L.
5.0 Stars
2

I was with my siblings and we were like literally hungry and don't know what to eat in BF but my sister remembered this restaurant. She never it tried here but I think this was very popular in BF Homes so I trust my sister and ate here.

And woooow!! My sister never disappointed us and Mama Lou itself! Everything we ordered was very delicious! I loved their risotto though I forgot the name and wasn't able to take a photo because my sister ate it as soon as the waiter placed it on our table. HAHA. I ordered spaghetti puttanesca and they have the same taste with Italianni's spaghetti pomodoro whiiiich I also very love. One dish that also made my tummy happy was their pizza. Again, wasn't able to take a photo but I thought I really had it. 128546 I also dont know the name because my sister ordered it but I think it was Maria Clara? 128557128557 but it was soooooo goooood!!! The ingredients I think was just cheese, tomato and basil on top but grabe ang sarap talaga. Very light but at the same time very filling. 10084100841008410084

I will definitey come back here with my boyfriend naman. 128539

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Layne B.
4.0 Stars

All is well with pizza and pasta.

In case you'll drop by, you should try their Mama Lou's Special pizza. 128521

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Sean G.
5.0 Stars
7

We decided to have a family dinner here for my moms birthday. One of the biggest factor, being it was a family oriented restaurant so definitely my kid would feel more comfortable. Not to mention can't deny the home atmosphere did intrigue me a lot.

Reservations - YES!! Let me start my review with the reservation since this is something I highly recommend you must do. Unless you wanna wait a long line to get seated. The ambience of the place - imagine going to your old aunts or grandma place in the province or old house for holidays. Old house, furniture and paintings/fixtures.

Service was quick, friendly and all smiles. When my kid dropped her toy, the server actually picked it up and took the time to interact with her then handed the toy back. Thou, it might not be a big thing for some. But it does make a big difference and impact. Those who took our orders were knowledgable and explained the options you have and what would best. Aileen the manager was great, she was always on top of everything. Not afraid to get her hands dirty she would even help out her staff when needed and serve and take orders as well.

Food - epic!! TBH it was my first time to try ravioli, so I can't be the best judge. But for my palette it tasted great. Got my filli mignon medium rare - pepper sauce for that bit of spice really delicious. Baked mac got a taste from my aunt. Cheesy goodness like no other. Drinks - Mama Lou's iced tea refreshing and tastes really really good abit leafy and woody. Raspberry - tastes like sweet wine. Food all AAA+++

Final Verdict: if you are in mood for Italian. You know where to go defiantly a 6/5 in my books.

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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars

If you're craving for some great Italian and kinda French food, try Mama Lou's! I first tried this in BF, Parañaque.

I ordered Mama Lou's Special Pizza consists of Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Mango, Arugula and Balsamic Cream. And really, it's so delish! No wonder it's their specialty.

Small P350 Large P450

For the pasta, I tried their highly recommended - Vongole Olio. It's really good! It has sautéed clams with white wine, fresh tomato and garlic P295

I keep coming back! 128513128525128076🏻

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Maye D.
5.0 Stars

All these years of being a south girl and it's my first time at Mama Lou's! It took us long to get seated but it was worth the wait. I loved their Pizza Bianca (we had extra pepperoni for an additional Php 60) and the super meaty lasagna. The pizza is paper thin so if you're a thick crust lover, you may not be satisfied. But for me it was okay since the thin crust really brings out the flavor of the toppings. Also try Mama Lou's Iced Tea. It tastes herby but it gets refreshing after a while.

Aside from the food, I also love both the interiors and exterior of the restaurant. Instagram worthy esp at daytime. Love the rustic feel of a restored home! 128525

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