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Nov 7, 2009 03:15 PM

Recent visit to Mama's Pizzeria on Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd

Has anyone had a cheesesteak at Mama's lately? I've moved out of the area but remember the cheesesteaks at Mam's fondly -- in my humble opinion, they were the best in all of Philly.

Planning to order a bunch of them on an upcoming visit to Philly, freeze them, and take them back to taste-deprived Ohio.

Mama's Pizzeria
426 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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  1. They are the same as they've always been if you like that style. I prefer less of a "pizza style" sandwich. You certainly don't walk away from one hungry.

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    1. re: phillyjazz

      Thanks. I always felt that the quality of the meat and the preparation were excellent.

    2. As always, Mama's is often not open when you would expect, so call ahead!

      1. We had Mama's a couple weekends ago. Boyfriend had cheesesteak hoagie. I had a cheese hoagie. Both were fantastic!

        1. Their website is down and their voice mail cuts out midstream. Can anybody confirm whether they are still in business?

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          1. re: brentk

            ummm, I went not too long ago (June 20th-ish). They just seem like the kind of place that would let their website and voicemail go unattended, so I'm not TOO concerned... plus they're famous/old enough to have raised a significant outcry on the blogosphere if they were shutting down.

            But it would be a shame if they actually have gone out of business.

            1. re: AgentRed

              They do always have strange hours, and could be on vacation or something, but yeah I'd be surprised if they were actually closed down.

          2. I know this is late, but Mama's on Belmont Ave. in Bala Cynwyd is still open, and the sandwiches are still fantastic.