Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Mama Mia's Ristorante and Pizzeria
When I entered the restaurant the first thing to catch my attention was some super sized photos on the wall. We soon learned these were not photos but paintings. They are rather ominous. One painting was of the artist of the paintings,and the other was the owner of this little Italian restaurant in North Spokane.
It was really hard for me to decide what to order as the menu had a lot of things I like. My friend deliberated a bit as well.
In addition, we ordered a pizza to-go.
Sicilian Style Lasagna has spinach and sausage and olives in the sauce, and it was really delicious. The regular lasagna, if it came without the extra ingredients must have been rather plain.
I really liked the atmosphere of this little tucked away place. There seemed to be a lot of people there for lunch, although we went late so we probably missed the rush. I guess I just like to see people relaxing and enjoying themselves over a meal. That is what we were doing too.
I hope to come back some other day an try the gnocchi, as I am rather impressed that they make it there. I probably should have tried it today, but I was not really in the mood for gnocchi. The way I see it, I have a reason to visit this place again. How many places are there that make their own gnocchi besides your Nonnie? Not many, that's for sure.
Mamma Mia's is located at 420 W Francis Ave. In addition to catering and hosting parties they also have a lunch buffet 11:00-2:00 Monday thru Friday. I was so busy visiting with my friend that the buffet eluded me, but that sounds interesting too. Well, maybe next time.....