Mamma Mia!

Local favorite Mamma Mia’s opened the doors of its newest location in April at The Pinehills, at 3 Village Green North, in Plymouth, bringing all the delicious favorites of its traditional Italian family menu to a new locale. With plenty of parking and an interior that’s reminiscent of its sister locations, this new venue anticipates a future as successful as its seven other restaurants around the South Shore.

“All of the menus are similar,” says Tory Furtado, general manager and director of operations. “For this location, we chose 80 percent of the most popular items from our other menus, and that leaves room to experiment. Our corporate chef tries lots of different things with different dishes, and we’ve had a lot of good feedback. When you look at the area, there are really not a lot of good pizza places. People love our homemade pizza. We felt a niche here with our pricing and food options.”

For many of us, Mamma Mia’s food is comfort food in every sense. On a recent visit, Corporate Chef Clarke Peavey had prepared a number of Italian favorites, including chicken parmesan, for which the restaurant is most-famously known, as well as lasagna with their signature meat sauce. These favorites are top sellers at all their locations and are always available on the menu.

Despite Mamma Mia’s expansion, it remains a family-run business. So far, the new Pinehills restaurant location has been busy. Patrons include visitors of all ages, with many familiar faces and many new visitors coming to enjoy delicious food in a casual come-as-you-are atmosphere.

Side note: Our August issue Restaurant Profile states that Carmela’s was the first of the family’s restaurants to open in 1974, with Mamma Mia’s following. Carmela’s actually opened in 1996. The original Mamma Mia’s in Kingston opened in 1974, making this year its big 40th anniversary!

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