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Mama's Canteen, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Mama's Canteen

3.9
3.9
142 Reviews
$40 and under
Egyptian
  • Good for groups
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian-friendly
This fierce Arabic mama cooks – and eats – like she lives. Large!When it comes to her recipes, she kicks it old school. Every one of Mama’s dishes reflects the culinary traditions of her mama, and her mama’s mama.Designed to share family style, her menu is bursting with authentic levant flavours, her methods passed down through generations and perfected over lifetimes.Mama’s place is warm and inviting – a comfortable, modern space that instantly makes guests feel at home.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0405 100 930
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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142 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service. Food was delicious. Really enjoyed our evening. Highly recommend.

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  2. Lucy

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in the process of placing our order with a waiter and had just said that we'd like the hummus as a starter and the beef cigars. We were about to order more when the waiter asked if we were sharing the meal. We said yes and he then said that we didn't need any more. We received our first two dishes and then a waiter brought over a big plate with skewers of beef or chicken and rice and a salad. We said to the waiter that we hadn't ordered that dish and he took it away. The waiter with whom we had originally placed the order then brought back the plate and said that we had ordered the dish to share. When we said that we hadn't ordered that meal, he reluctantly took the dish away. Some time later we were able to order some calamari from the other waiter. This was a very tasty dish and we had that to finish off the meal. We found the original waiter's behaviour quite off putting resulting in our being reluctant to return, despite the delicious food.

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  3. DianaK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked the restaurant for a catch up with girlfriends and although initially given a table at the front, after making a request we were moved to the back which was much warmer and comfortable. Staff were attentive and very helpful and the food was delicious. We stayed till late and were not pressured in any way to leave. Unfortunately the coffee machine stops being used after a certain time so we had to move on elsewhere to get a coffee but overall we were happy with Mama's Canteen.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible experience. Food was pre-prepared and came to the table cold. Even when we sent it back, it returned luke warm. Service was a shambles - they got our order wrong several times. And the music was so loud we had to yell at each other.

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  5. LillianW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prime location in Fed Square. Great value for delicious authentic middle eastern cuisine! Friendly service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed in this venue. The food was average at best, the falafel was dry and tasteless. All but one staff member was indifferent and unwelcoming. Friday night and they were packing up before nine o’clock and clearly wanted us out.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner, the restaurant was lovely, in a fantastic position and the staff were friendly and attentive

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  8. SamF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & location! Shame our server was so disinterested & unhelpful which is why this is rating is lower than the venue deserves The rest of the staff are great & have eaten here before & recommended it to others

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  9. nav8

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Top marks for the fabulous location but we found the food while acceptable, was bland and lacking in taste and the grilled meats were dry, and not the least bit succulent, as they should have been. We didn’t find any pomegranate arils in our fattoush salad despite the enticing menu description. Sad to say, it was an unmemorable meal. The attentive service still couldn’t dispel our disappointment.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy venue for a catch up with friends, with lovely food and drinks

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FAQs

Mama's Canteen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0405 100 930.

Mama's Canteen is rated 3.9 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mama's Canteen

Federation Square (Main Square), Corner of Swanston St and, Flinders St,, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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