When it comes to good eats, Long Branch, N.J. has a lot to offer – everything from contemporary lounges and bars to low-key hot dog joints. But when you’re craving Italian cuisine, there is one place that will give you the authentic experience you long for: Mamma Mia Trattoria, located on Atlantic Avenue. Upon entering the Sicilian owned and operated restaurant, you immediately experience a warm and inviting feeling. A meal at Mamma Mia Trattoria is certainly more than just quality Italian food. It’s a time to spend reconnecting, making plans, sharing a good laugh, and simply enjoying what’s truly important in life: family and friends. At Mamma Mia Trattoria, you will be surrounded by vibrant Sicilian energy in a family-style setting – the same way the D’Amico family enjoys dining in their own homes.
Chef / Owner Massimo D’Amico creates authentic Italian dishes with recipes passed down from his great grandmother. Massimo comes from a long line of Italian heritage and has a strong passion for the food he’s enjoyed eating and cooking his entire life. Massimo’s seasonally-inspired Italian dishes offer farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors that pay homage to his heritage in Italy and time in America.
Gather round the table with loved ones and enjoy a memorable meal at Mamma Mia Trattoria. Start off with antipasti like the Stuffed Artichoke, Grilled Veggie Tower, Mozzarella in Carrozza or Calamari Mamma Mia (calamari in Asian fusion sauce). For insalata, the Mamma Mia Salad, with endive, walnuts, cranberries, apples and gorgonzola cheese in their homemade raspberry vinaigrette, is sure to please.
For your main course, enjoy one of their delicious 12-inch personal pizzas, pastas, seafood, or entrees accompanied with Chef Massimo D’Amico’s vegetable du jour and potato croquette. Some of their popular dishes include Chicken Alla Ciara, pan seared chicken topped with eggplant, prosciutto and fresh mozzarella in a pink sauce; Anelletti Siciliane, little ring shape pasta with meat sauce, diced eggplant, and peas with cream and mozzarella; and Eggplant Parmigiana. If your party includes little ones, kids under 12 eat free at Mamma Mia on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
No meal is complete without a sweet treat! End your Sicilian dining experience with one of Mamma Mia’s delectable desserts, including Italian cheesecake, tiramisu, imported Sicilian cannoli, and tartufo, an Italian ice-cream dessert.
Mamma Mia Trattoria caters office luncheons, picnics, company parties, weddings, showers, funerals and more. They take pride in their impressive food preparation and service. Their on premise catering facilities can accommodate up to 100 people for daytime functions. With beautiful dining rooms and impeccable service, your guests will have a memorable time celebrating your special occasion. Mamma Mia’s extensive catering and take-out menus are also offered for on-site catering. Delivery, linens, table service and wait staff are available. Call Chef Massimo to plan your next event.
Visit Mamma Mia Trattoria in Long Branch, N.J. and savor your authentic Italian meal to the very last bite. Visit their website or call to reserve your table.
Location: 45 Atlantic Avenue, Long Branch, N.J.
Visitors: Locals, tourists
Hours: Tuesday –Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday- Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sunday. 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.