I had heard Mama D's in Manhattan Beach was an awesome italian restuarant, so went there with very high hopes. The service was very good, our server introduced herself right away, asked out names, and called us by our names throughout the meal. However, the food was just okay. My husband had the chicken parmesan, which was delicious, but I had the Chicken David, which is a chicken, mushroom, marsala wine sauce over pasta dish, and it was just okay. The chicken pieces were very fresh, as were the mushrooms, but the marsala sauce was bland and boring. My 8 yr old had spagetti and meatballs, and did not like it at all (spagetti and meatballs is his FAVORITE FOOD). The meatball was mushy and spicy, and the sauce was not very flavorful. The garlic bread they bring to the table was good, however. Their menu had many delicious sounding dishes, such as the seafood ravioli. Would I recommend this place to others? Maybe.