Did I mention before that I love Italian food? And this is among the reasons why I like to try out restaurants serving Italian food wherever I may be including cities and countries I go to where it is imperative to try local food (I still go to Saizeria when I am in Japan despite all the Japanese restaurants around me.) I've heard about Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen from friends and that they now have a branch at UP Town Center. I didn't get to try it out until about 3 weeks ago.
The first time I ate at Mama Lou's was when an old friend treated us to lunch a few weeks ago. He ordered for us what he said were specialties of the restaurant. Needless to say, we had a very good lunch. A week after that, a friend and I decided to eat out during one lazy weekday that we suddenly found ourselves without any meetings or classes. We ordered items different from what I had the week before. I could say that based on these, so far, that the food is top quality and they are consistent with this critical aspect of food.
|The items on their menu is impressive|
|Interior of the restaurant|
|Mama Lou's special pizza with prosciuto, arugula, mango and balsamic vinegar|
|Spaghetti seafood pomodoro|
|Ravioli spinaci pomodoro|
Some tips: Based on what I've seen so far - it's easy to get a table during lunchtimes on a weekday. It is difficult to get a table on evenings for dinner and during the weekends (lunch or dinner). A must try is their version of iced tea.