Kissimmee, FL

Kissimmee Welcomes a New Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers


The robust aromas of Mama Romano's finest Italian cuisines are now lingering in the atmosphere at an upscale Publix Shopping Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant is open to the Bellalago local community and tourists visiting the area. When stepping into the newly designed restaurant, the environment is family-friendly and warm with elegant table settings, wall artifacts, and unique furnishings.

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Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant /Photo by Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant FB

I recently hosted an engagement announcement party and ordered pizza from Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant as the food option.

When the order arrived, the guests were amazed at the pizza size—the slices gigantic like those typically found in New York.

There was much joyful chatter about it. And then, when the feasting began, the enthusiasm skyrocketed. The flavor and abundance of ingredients made a favorable impression on everyone.

The order consisted of four large pies. Based on tastes preferences, we ordered two cheese, one pepperoni, and one vegetarian. The slices were so significant that we had a pie leftover, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into it. The price with tax averaged $25.00 per pie coupled with the high-end quality ingredients; it was determined hands down that this was a superb value.

The guests of honor mentioned that they would like to have Mama Romano's again on their next visit. Happy guests equal happy hosts.

History of Mama Romano's Restaurant

Mama Romano's Restaurant passed down from one generation to the next and is now under the leadership of President Paul Pizzi. The restaurant chain recently started offering franchise opportunities in Florida. Chef Paul expanded the Mama Romano's, adding to its first establishment in Orlando.

Location, location, location

Located at 3821 Pleasant Hill, Mama Romano's is at the Publix Shopping Center at Village Shops of Bellalago. It stands out in the shopping center; the location is easily spotted pulling into the parking lot or passing by. Bellalago community is private and gated along Lake Tohopekaliga on 1,900 acres.

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Enjoying a slice of NY style pizza/Photo by Kevin Malik from Pexels

Delivery, dining, take-out, and pickup

Mama Romano's is open seven days per week, Monday through Sunday. It opens Monday thru Thursday from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant opens from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Visit on Sunday from 12:00 until 10:00 PM. Fans can dine in, take out, pick up, or have appetizers, cuisines, desserts, and drinks during regular business hours.

Customers can order online, pick up orders, or have meals delivered to their homes using Uber Eats. Just download the Uber Eats app and search for Mama Romano's Restaurant to enjoy pizzas, Italian dishes, calzones, salads, and much more.

My next trip was a dining-in experience. The following week I dined in at the venue and ordered eggplant parmigiana with a side of Italian sausage. The meal came with a choice of soup or salad and garlic rolls. Kudos to the chef for a perfect eggplant parmigiana. The links were equally tasty and tender. The side salad was fresh with crispy vegetables and my favorite dressing on the side. Unfortunately, I could not finish the massive portion, so I requested a to-go bag for leftovers. There was enough for two more servings.

The dining experience at Mama Romano's

Mama Romano's Restaurant offers patrons a lovely outdoor space with furniture for dining and relaxing. The interior design is modern and accented with fancy light fixtures in the ceiling when entering the establishment. The flooring is stylish hardwood.

Patrons see a fabulous view of paintings on walls made of finished wood. The table setting is stylish and ready for guests to start the meal with their favorite appetizers and beverages. Sit at the bar, in booths, or at wooden tables with cushion-seat chairs. Watch big screen HD television at the bar and in the dining areas. In addition, Mama Romano's is a great place to catch some seasonal sporting shows.

Menu options

  • Dine-In
  • Pizza & Calzones
  • Lunch Specials
  • Desserts

Dine-in
The dine-in menu includes many options.

  • appetizers,
  • jumbo wings,
  • hot/cold heroes.
  • ricotta topped meatballs
  • meatball sliders
  • mussels marinara
  • fried calamari

Just a taste of Mama's hot and cold heroes with Italian fries are delicious and indulging. According to a couple that was having one for lunch.

"This is one of the best heroes I've ever had in all my years."- William Vanderbilt-

You can also have a salad and sub sandwich combo with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, marinated peppers, Mama's spices, or Italian herb dressing.

Health-conscious patrons can have a delightful salad, such as the Romano antipasto, west coast chopped with grilled chicken, house, Greek, or Caesar. Mama Romano's salads complement the chicken Caesar, Mediterranean chicken, chicken ranch, and Italian-style grilled chicken wraps.

Who doesn't like Mama's pasta dishes? Pasta aioli, spinach ravioli, linguini with fresh clam sauce, pasta basilica, and spaghetti carbonara are favorites among local patrons. In addition, oven-baked pasta dishes are delicious, especially the baked samplers of manicotti, stuffed shells, cheese ravioli, and lasagna.

"The lasagna reminds me of the one my own mom would make on Sunday's when I was a child."-Sonny Leone-

It's time for lasagna! Mama Romano's seven-layered lasagna, including the beef & cheese, spinach/eggplant/mushrooms/cheese, beef, or sweet Italian sausage and cheese, are mouth-watering.

Mama's recipe of the Florentine specialty, parmigiana mama style, chicken Francese, parmesan encrusted, and marsala, is a must-eat for chicken lovers. In addition, the menu has shrimp pesto, marinara, scampi, parmigiana, and alfredo if seafood is a preference.

Pizza & Calzones

Pizza and calzones are favorites for the whole family. Mama's Sicilian cheese, stuffed, and specialty sliced or entire pizzas will satisfy appetites any time of the afternoon or night. Experience the taste of Mama's calzones, the Stromboli, spinach, ricotta cheese, triple stuffed, or Joshua's steak and cheese roll.

Grandma's favorite, chicken alfredo, sliced ribeye & cheese, BBQ chicken, and lasagna specialty pizzas are on the menu for lunch and dinner. Vegetarian is also available.

Lunch specials

Mama Romano's offers lunch specials Monday through Sunday until 4:00 PM. Have a grilled steak, onions, pepper & mushrooms, wings, or Italian fries for lunch. Mama's two slices of cheese pizza with a fountain drink make a satisfying meal.

Other options for lunch are salads, pizza slices, pasta bowls, soups, and half heroes. Grilled chicken with vegetables, spicy shrimp, and meatball & spicy Italian sausage parmigiana are a few of the various pasta bowls.

Desserts

Mama Romano's indulging desserts are hard to pass up after enjoying a delicious meal. However, it isn't easy to select one over the other, from the colossal cheesecake to the variety of flavorful cakes. The dessert menu is sweet Italian Romano's Tiramisu, Chocolate, Italian rum, and Tres Leches. Indeed, you will want to take one home for later.

Mama Romano's Italian Restaurant welcomes locals and visitors to its new location in Kissimmee at the Publix Shopping Center at Village Shops of Bellalago. Its menu items are plentiful and have the flavors of Italian home-cooked meals.

The food is authentic and delicious, environment friendly, and service good. Now that's amore.


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