When you’re looking for a restaurant that has everything you love…great food, super entertainment, a comfortable atmosphere and friendly people…you won’t want to miss Mamma Onesti’s in Bradenton. It’s such a welcoming atmosphere and there’s something for everyone on the delicious menu!
Mamma Onesti’s is a beautiful combination, of both traditional Italian food and the best of bistro fare- wings, fries, and the best sandwiches. Menu items are individually prepared – completely fresh, no exceptions. Homemade items from three generations of family recipes. Plus, you can buy olive oil, pasta and other products directly imported from Italy.
If you’re a seasonal team fan, come to Mamma’s and watch on one of their bank of 9 TV’s. Dine indoors or outside on our deck. Your games can also be seen on the outside deck, and they have Direct TV so they can deliver best in televised sporting events!
Owner Frank Scarpino has many years of experience in the food industry and restaurant business. Frank says he comes from a third generation restaurant family, having had his own restaurants before, including a Mamma Onesti’s on Route 41,which was the original Mamma Onesti’s that opened in 1981. Frank has a colorful geographic history beginning in Philadelphia, moving on to New York, Atlantic City, and then Sarasota.
In 1981 Frank migrated to Sarasota from the East Coast of Florida. He had heard about the West coast, the people and the opportunities. Being a true Italian, Frank makes his own sauce from a family recipe, makes and throws his own pizza dough, and has some signature dishes that are favorites with clientele. His approach is hands-on. People actually call before they come and say, “ is Frank going to be there tonight?” When the people ask for you, you know you’re doing something right.
There’s always something wonderful about the smell of a good Italian restaurant. It brings to mind your childhood memories, if you grew up around or in an Italian neighborhood. Mix that with a welcoming atmosphere, a very friendly staff and prices you can afford. Come to Mamma! She’s waiting to serve you. Or as Frank always says: Life is too short not to be Italian!
Don’t miss karoake and trivia nights.
“This restaurant has everything I treasure about a great Italian dining experience. The service was excellent: attentive, friendly, and exceedingly effective (noticing, serving, etc). The atmosphere was a comforting blend of classy accommodation ( bar side high tops, dining room tables with solid comfortable chairs, and booths). The dish I ordered was perfect: a veal Parmesan of absolute mmmmmmm no words!!!!! I’ll try–Tender!!!! Seasoned breaking just right! Lots of cheese! Fine pasta and sauce. Omg! SO good. And The cannoli! So crisp and rich. I’m at home at Mamma Onesti’s!” – Marcia Wisehoon