When the Schiattarella family first purchased their Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in 1971, the neighborhood was still a barricade-the-door-at-night kind of place. The surroundings have changed quite a bit since then, but the homestyle cooking at Mama Mia 44 SW has not. Start off the night with an order of freshly baked focaccia bread ($11) and perhaps some baked clams ($15). For your main course, choose from a whole host of Southern Italian classics such as chicken marsala ($21), spaghetti and homemade meatballs “mama’s way” ($19), gnocchi with fresh mozzarella ($19) and calamari fra diavolo with penne ($21). This is New York, so there are also several house pizzas, ranging from the classic margherita ($17) to customized pies ($16, plus $2 per topping). Wash it all down with one of their signature, Italian-themed cocktails like the Sophia Loren with dragonberry rum, cranberry juice and seltzer or a pitcher of sangria.
Mama Mia 44 SW
Bring in your theatre ticket during weekend brunch and get a house wine for free! Live music on Tuesdays at 8pm.
Time Out says
Welcome to our family-owned restaurant! Three generations of our family have labored hard to bring you authentic Southern Italian recipes and a warm atmosphere. In 1971, a one-window pizza shop was the beginning of a new life for Anna and Guido. Forty-five years later, Mama Mia’s 44 SW continues to be a home and dinner table for all who walk in.
They expanded the menu with homemade Italian recipes from Anna's family. Over the years, Mama’s children began running the business. And to this day, every day you will find a member of the Schiattarella Family here to serve you. As one of the few remaining family-owned restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen, we are eternally grateful for customers and friends and look forward to serving you again soon!
- 621 Ninth Ave
- New York
- Cross street:
- at 44th St
- Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
- Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
- View menu
- Opening hours:
- 7 days a week, 1pm-11pm
- Do you own this business?
- Business Already Claimed