We welcome you to join us for dinner, as friends, as family.

- Anthony Dagostino / Owner


Mama Dag’s Seafood& Pizza House is a flavorful Italian restaurant conveniently located just east and across the street from the Turtleback Zoo in West Orange. Inspired by family traditions, Anthony Dagostino wanted to capture the Sunday Gravy dinners Patsy (mom) would proudly prepare. True to tradition, we keep our recipes simple and authentic using only the freshest catch and ingredients. Our personable staff, ample portions and robust flavors have gained us a loyal local community of Mama Dag’s regulars.

Bring an appetite!


Calamari, clams, P.E.I. mussels & shrimp, sautéed in a Marechiara sauce over linguine


Grilled salmon w/ roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes in a lemon butter sauce


Sautéed broccoli rabe and sweet lugana sausage in garlic, E.V.O.O., lemon, crushed hot pepper


Jumbo fresh shrimp sautéed in a lemon butter & garlic sauce over linguine

Penne vodka

Fresh tomato sauce, vodka, cream, romano cheese, fresh basil


Mama Dag's homey and comfortable atmosphere welcomes every occasion, from romantic intimate dinners to family-style group dining to catering.


Our Roman style pizzas are a combination of many top quality ingredients lovingly balanced with all the right spices in just the right proportions. The most remarkable aspect of Mama Dag's pizza is it’s tangy, spicy and other pronounced flavors.

The smell and appearance are amazing. We never compromise on the quality of our ingredients. It’s difficult to describe Mama Dag's pizza in words and pictures because you must sample it yourself to understand why it’s all the buzz.

We’re looking forward to seeing you for lunch soon.


The food was great! I highly recommend the penne vodka. It was literally the best vodka sauce I’ve ever had. Portions were huge and quality unmatched. A great addition to West Orange!

What a great meal! Everything was on point and served hot. I had the Chicken Murphy and my wife had the Chicken Marsala, For appetizers, Calamari and Antipasto. Absolutely delicious!!!

What hasn’t been said about Mama Dag’s. It’s awesome! Great great food. A take out menu that is ready on time as indicated by your order on the website. Outstanding friendly service. BYOB so the prices remain reasonable. Really, if you haven’t been to Mama Dag’s, go. You will love it. I’m happy to be a regular.

So tonight I tried Mama Dag’s and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT ! We ordered Shrimp Parm and Gamberi Scampi- oh wowwwww... flavorful and GREAT portions ... enough to eat half now and save the rest for lunch tomorrow. Living in NY , one of my favorite Italian restaurants was Carmine’s in NYC. But I think I have found a really nice gem of a place in WO. DEFINITELY gonna be repeat customers !

I've been to Mama Dag's several times now and each and every time it is a delight! The service is professional and attentive and the food! Just outstanding! So fresh, beautifully and carefully prepared, well presented and very generous. This has become one of my favorite places to eat. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Went to Mama Dag’s tonight for take out after reading great reviews! I was so happy with the food and the service. I had the pleasure of meeting Anthony and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Ordered awesome linguini with clams and a burrata salad. Delicious!!!! Can’t wait to go back.