Thursday, November 1, 2012
Mama Ricotta's has reopened after a substantial interior renovation that features larger tables for families and gatherings, exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood, white subway tile around the wood-burning oven, the addition of booths and vintage family photos, and a wood-crate wine wall.
Now open for more than 20 years, the place is keeping dishes such as housemade mozzarella and penne alla vodka but adding new dishes from chef Drew Ward such as beet, avocado and arugula salad, pappardelle Genovese with beef and oxtail ragu, and carrot cake cheesecake.
Owner Frank Scibelli says in a press release that he drew inspiration for the redesign from the Italian restaurants he grew up with in New York and New England. 601 S. Kings Drive; 704-343-0148; www.MamaRicottasRestaurant.com.
Photo courtesy of Mama Ricotta's.
Posted by Helen Schwab at 8:00 AM