Well.....We headed out on the town this evening. We had every intention of hittin'
the new North Side Olive Garden. When we got there we found out that
they won't be open for a few days. So, what to do, what to do..... Well
duh....We don't review big national chains, we review small Mom and Pop
operations. We have always wanted to try out Mamma Mia's
. Heck it's even in the name. So it was settled, Mamma Mia's
it was. I'll be honest, we're not real good at trying out new places to
eat. After our experience tonight we will definitely be singing a
different tune the next time this opportunity arises. Jerry and Ginny
Amicarella's fine dining establishment is now on the list of places
that we will compare others to. When I say fine dining, I mean just
that. The atmosphere was comfortable and the service was superb. I have
been to Europe and more importantly Italy. I felt like I was walking
into a restaurant in the middle of Rome.
Let me explain that a bit....You see, In Italy, a meal is an event, not
just food. From the moment we walked in we were treated as if this meal
would be an event. Our server, Karyl was like our Mom. I have to say
she made me smile all throughout the meal. Where ever you were in the
restaurant you could hear Karyl, or, I should say where ever she was.
Whomever passed by our table stopped to see if there was anything else
we needed. Even Jerry (the owner) stopped at our table to check on us.
NOW that is the way to make it feel like an event. He has had 6 years
to get it right and I truly believe he has.
Please excuse the empty plate. I had every intention of taking a
"before" picture of my meal but it was so good that I forgot. So as
gross as this may seem, it is a true testament to how good the food
was.......See, all gone Mom....uhhh I mean Karyl.... I had the baked
Rigatoni and Kelly had the Shrimp Scampi and as I am writing this I am
still stuffed. This coming from a guy who can eat a whole large stuffed
pizza from Papa Murphy's......wait a minute. Papa Murphy's....Mamma
Mia's...hmmmm...I might be onto something here, whoops I was digressing
for a moment, sorry.
summary time. Here's the long and short of it. If you like Italian
food. EAT AT MAMMA MIA'S. It is, most definitely, worth the hesitation
of trying something new. The sign says "Everyone's favorite". It may
not be yet, but it most certainly should be. Time to roll myself into
bed and try to figure out how were gonna top this one.....
You can find The Amicarella's at
420 W Francis
509-467-7761 or their catering at 509-467-7786
Monte & Kelly Tareski