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Mama's and Leonies
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The first time I ate here was 4 years ago and I was blown away, the relaxed environment and friendly staff along side an open kitchen and good quality food really sold this place as a small family restaurant with big portions and big flavours.

I have never stopped visiting since then, however in the last year I feel a little disappointed, I don't know if the owners have changed or the chef or just like everywhere else costs have been cut but the quality of the food has really suffered.

The portion size have always been huge which is fantastic but can also be really off putting if the quality is bad, something as simple as changing the bread rolls for the burgers to a cheeper version - as a customer I would have preferred less salad and fries to keep the quality of the bread and meat at the previous high standard.

With the portion size its hard to order 2/3 courses, you just can't finish which must have a massive impact on there wastage too.

On a more positive note i wouldn't want to put anyone off and in all honesty the place is good and busy and I really hope it continues, I just feel if you need to cut costs these guys really need to be careful which areas they are concentrating on.

I will keep eating here I hope they can get back to where there were 2012 on the quality front as the venue is lovely and really has a great atmosphere, the staff are cracking and the prices they charge are brilliant for the portion you get.

I am looking forward to the day I can come and refresh this review and increase the score I love this place and it would be my pleasure to put the quality score up so fingers crossed.

My Advice - Go give it a try let me know how you get on and what you think, you will have a good meal in a nice place with good service I can't wait to change that to Excellent mean in a nice place with good service .
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Quality 
 
3.0
Service 
 
4.5
Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5
Rachael Vasiljevic Reviewed by Rachael Vasiljevic December 05, 2013
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Relaxed Italian

The first time I ate here was 4 years ago and I was blown away, the relaxed environment and friendly staff along side an open kitchen and good quality food really sold this place as a small family restaurant with big portions and big flavours.

I have never stopped visiting since then, however in the last year I feel a little disappointed, I don't know if the owners have changed or the chef or just like everywhere else costs have been cut but the quality of the food has really suffered.

The portion size have always been huge which is fantastic but can also be really off putting if the quality is bad, something as simple as changing the bread rolls for the burgers to a cheeper version - as a customer I would have preferred less salad and fries to keep the quality of the bread and meat at the previous high standard.

With the portion size its hard to order 2/3 courses, you just can't finish which must have a massive impact on there wastage too.

On a more positive note i wouldn't want to put anyone off and in all honesty the place is good and busy and I really hope it continues, I just feel if you need to cut costs these guys really need to be careful which areas they are concentrating on.

I will keep eating here I hope they can get back to where there were 2012 on the quality front as the venue is lovely and really has a great atmosphere, the staff are cracking and the prices they charge are brilliant for the portion you get.

I am looking forward to the day I can come and refresh this review and increase the score I love this place and it would be my pleasure to put the quality score up so fingers crossed.

My Advice - Go give it a try let me know how you get on and what you think, you will have a good meal in a nice place with good service I can't wait to change that to Excellent mean in a nice place with good service .

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Big Portions
Cons
Quality Issues
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