With a 4.7 score on Google Maps, I couldn’t but give this place a try. A village pizzeria, more of an American diner with an open kitchen and a family working behind the bar. More than just a pizzeria, Ma-Ma’s have spaghetti, starters, cold cuts and dishes, entrees, and fried food they call fun foods. On the Pizza side, you can order pizza by the slice or choose one of the gourmets' pizzas. Staff is not welcoming at all, but the guy doing the pizzas makes all the difference. Fun and very professional, he plays with his pizzas like a master. I’m not sure if they’re considered Italian or American, but those pizzas are enormous and loaded to explosion limits.
He works his dough prepared in individual portions earlier, and he rolls it on the table as Italian Pizzaiolos do, he throws it up in the air then moves it to the old man next to him to fill it up with five centimeters thick of ingredients. Mama’s pizza is located in the city of Hunter across the mountain entrance, 7730 route 23A. It’s just minutes away from the mountains of Catskills.
Music from the eighties, white lights, sofas along the wall, a floor painted in the Italian flag colors, imitating bricks wallpaper decorated the restaurant and two very old traditional pizza ovens.
Looking at that guy running around the Kitchen deserves four stars. So passionate about his job, he shouts, smiles and sings while teaching the team how to cook.
Two pizzas landed on the table, two huge pizzas a family of 12 can’t finish. Big American style pizzas without the fat, the oil and chewy dough. An Italian know how speaking the American language. Not the best pizzas I’ve had to be honest, but I liked them. In a small village three hours from Manhattan, I was not expecting to discover a busy pizzeria loved by the neighborhood and serving passionately prepared food.
I loved the quantity of ingredients added, the freshness of the vegetables, the acidity and taste of their homemade sauce and the dough that’s crunchy inside out and not soggy.
I’m not sure you’ll be passing around here soon, but if you do, please give it a try.