Heritage is very important to any family... especially the Martino Family.
Mama and Papa Martino came here from Italy in 1955 along with their son and two daughters. Mama and Papa also brought with them these old world classic recipes. Every Sunday, Mama would use these classic recipes and cook for her family and friends. It was a way of life for her.
The same marinara sauce and other fine sauces that customers enjoy at our restaurant comes from the original Mama's recipe used back then.
These wonderful recipes stem from Mama's childhood in Italy where she worked as an apprentice making Italian pastries and fresh baked Italian breads. Before Mama and Papa came to America, they owned and operated an Italian Salumeria. Mama's expert cuisine produced numerous restaurants. In 2019, long time Mama’s co-workers Anthony Biscardi and Peter Petruzzi took over the the Mamas Restaurant in Oakdale. Anthony has trained and worked with the Martino family for over 20 years while Peter has worked with Mama’s for 8 plus years. Together they continue to run the restaurant the Mama’s way.
Forty years have passed since The Original Mama's opened on Long Island in 1970. Our famous garlic sticks, served with all dinners,will add pleasure to your dining experience. Our incredible appetizers, pasta, entrees, and other mouth-watering specialties are a tradition at Mama's. While dining with us, You will find a warm comfortable atmosphere free from tension and pressure, a place where friends can meet, relax, spend time and enjoy great Italian food.Mama’s makes you feel like you’re at home. After dining with us, we’re sure you’ll agree that Mama’s is an experience to remember.