Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen in Nuvali Sta Rosa.

I first heard of Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen during my friend Ivy's baby shower (read my blog post about Fred & Ivy's wedding) and have heard nothing but good reviews about it ever since. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to the party because of work so I wasn't able to try their food.  

So when T and I were Nuvali in Sta Rosa and saw that there was a Mama Lou's branch there, we immediately went inside.

It was a little before dinner time when we got there and saw that there were many vacant tables.  But only 10 minutes after sitting down, the place became packed!

I particularly love how the place looks.  It probably wouldn't beat the homey atmosphere of Mama Lou's BF Homes since it's a house converted into a restaurant.  But the kitchen in Nuvali makes up for it being in a commercial space! 

Our server first gave us 5 thin pieces of bread.  I wasn't used to an almost bare bread basket but T and I were really looking forward to the main dishes and didn't mind this at all.

I ordered a Pineapple Shake instead of my usual Coke Zero.

There were so many good dishes in their menu.  T and I couldn't decide!

I ordered the Prawns Thermidor (P695/$15), simmered prawns in spring onion and brandy topped with creamy sauce.  The usual problem with this dish is that the sauce is overpowering.  But Mama Lou's version is A-ok!

T ordered the Marbled Rib Eye Steak (P695/$15) imported from Australia and is described to have exceptional tenderness.  The steak wasn't that big but it was really tender and flavorful.  T and I both loved it.

We also ordered Risotto Tartufo Funghi (P325/$7) with wild mushrooms and truffle cream.  Oh my.  No words can describe.  This is good!

T and I ended up sharing everything and the combination of the steak, prawns and risotto was purrrrfect!  I'd recommend the same if you're on a date :)

Thumbs Up
T said the food exceeded his expectations.
Reasonable prices.

Thumbs Down
Nothing really.

T and I will definitely dine here again!  But we'll probably pay a visit to Mama Lou's BF Homes first :)

Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
Dining Date: 10 November 2013

  Solenad 2
Sta. Rosa - Tagaytay Road

Operating Hours

 Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

BF Homes
B1 L36 Tropical Avenue corner Tropical Palace
BF International
Las Pinas

Operating Hours

Monday - Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday - Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Tel No.: (02) 519-1977
 Mobile No.: (0917) 834-MAMA 
                (0917) 834-6262

Twitter: @mama_lous


  1. Funnily enough, My wife and I would probably have ordered the exact same thing you guys did hehe

    I love Mama Lou's! Looking forward to visiting their Nuvali Branch!

  2. Been to Mama Lou's twice since our house is very near their BF branch. They never disappoint. I love their lasagna and risotto with read sauce and seafood, haha forgot it's name. :)

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  4. I had dinner with sila Irene in the BF branch recently. It was also my first time. Oh my gosh that risotto!!! My cousin says the cheesecake is good also.

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