Written by The Editors

From the moment you enter, you are immediately immersed in old world atmosphere. You are in another place, another time, a step closer to Italy … a step closer to home! Mamma Maria’s is an intimate, relaxed and welcoming restaurant that has built a strong reputation specializing in traditional Italian food with style and substance.

Gracious Old World Ambiance

The Scene

The dining room and bar feature warm interlocking stone tiles, red brick and stucco walls with murals and frescos, eclectic lighting fixtures and overhead fans. Tucked in the back of Mamma Maria’s, a stunning private dining area is perfect for special events, celebrations and parties. There are street-side tables and a 50-seat patio with red-checkered tablecloths and umbrellas off the private room that overlooks the Thames River.

Family Owned and Operated

Menu Highlights

The regionally-inspired menu offers well-presented Italian comfort foods to whet every appetite. Expect a wide variety of classic pizzas, bruschetta, pastas and risottos — along with an extensive, well thought out wine list. The from-scratch kitchen is purist about its ingredients but not afraid to break Italian food rules, sometimes infusing more local ingredients. At lunch there’s a broad selection of paninis, rustic flatbreads and a charcuteria board, and favourites like Vitello Parmigiana or Pollo Toscano, a chicken breast layered with garlic cream sauce, spinach, roasted peppers and mozzarella. Dinner might be Pollo Di Campagnia, or Spaghetti Pescatore with fresh mussels, tiger prawns, scallops and calamari. Salmone is stuffed with pistachio nuts and honey, finished with a maple glaze.
Buon appetito!

Authentic Italian

231 King Street West (at Forsyth St.)


HOURS: MON–THURS 11 am–10 pm
FRI 11 am–11 pm
SAT 12 noon–11 pm
SUN 4 pm–9 pm
LUNCH: $8 – $18
DINNER: $15 – $34

Family-Friendly Hospitality
Private Rooms Available
Fresh, Authentic Food
Seasonal Riverside Patio
Family Owned & Operated



Classic Menu Options

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Inspired Wine List