Find Italian Food Just Like Mom Used to Make Near Flats170 at Academy Yard at Mamma Roma

The motto at Mamma Roma is that the food here is "Just like Mamma used to make it," and plenty of Yelp reviewers suggest that's just what you'll get at this cozy, casual family restaurant. Step inside the front door and you may feel as though you've left Flats170 at Academy Yard and arrived in an Italian vineyard, as the restaurant's walls are painted with murals of Tuscan landscapes and the dining room is lined with wooden lattice work that supports a few trailing grape vines.

The menu at Mamma Roma focused on Italian classics, like fresh-steamed mussels marinara, fried calamari, and, of course, plenty of pasta. Go for the slow-simmered veal bolognese served over fettuccine with a touch of cream if you'd like something rich and decadent, though diners who prefer lighter fare will appreciate dishes like the penne caprese, which combines fresh-chopped tomato and basil with cubed mozzarella and penne with plenty of extra virgin olive oil. With its homey, old-fashioned feel and its affordable prices, Mamma Roma is a reliable choice for dinner out in Odenton.

Mamma Roma
8743 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD 21113
(410) 695-0284
www.mammaromas.com

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