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Mama's Canteen, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Mama's Canteen

3.9
3.9
134 Reviews
$40 and under
Egyptian
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 5 times today

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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 134 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
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Good for groups

  • Melbourne

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

134 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Disney1

    Exclusive

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have had a number of really positive dining experiences here. The food is fantastic, with a large selection on the menu. Their tasting plate is excellent value for 2 or more people. The staff and helpful and friendly, which enhances the experience. Lastly the actual venue is beautiful. Different seating areas over a few levels. I love the upstairs space and it’s excellent for large groups. Outside is lovely too.

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  4. MareeV

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed our dinning at Maama’s Cantena and would highly recommend this restaurant. Staff were more than attentive and the food was very good value for money.

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  5. Gayle

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, excellent food and Fed Square was buzzing.

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  6. phillipT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good/ tasty but small serves. Quick service, but unfortunately most dishes came in quick succession - as a result some dishes were cold before they could be eaten. Our other disappointment was that on payment we were told “ no split bills” even though the restaurant was pretty quiet at the time. Surely at such times customers can be accomodated. Overall while the food itself is good we’re unlikely to hurry back anytime soon.

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  7. TezzaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the banquet, the food was good apart from the falafel which was stale. Our mains never got cleared until we told them we needed to go and to please bring out dessert only to find out they didn't have any dessert left. They reluctantly offered a turkish delight to-go, we declined. No offer of compensation when settling the bill only a comment of "I'll remember you next time". We won't be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and atmosphere at Mamas Canteen. It a great place to eat before a show!

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  9. EWC1

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our go to food spot in Fed Square. Very good for pre concert, art center meals. Friendly helpful staff, good food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very pleasurable experience, food was amazing and the service equally as good. We will return.

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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 134 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 5 times 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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