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Mamma Rosa's Pizza
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:01:33 AM »
The new pizza place replacing the short lived Sp'ilt! Milk was open yesterday and offering samples of their wares in the form of half slices and bites of other items. Had a nibble of pepperoni pizza that was pretty good (they got the crust down very well).

Opening for real on Monday.

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 09:36:29 AM »
Thanks DSSJH. Will have to venture over!

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 06:04:09 PM »
Did it open today? Interested in trying for dinner

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 06:29:49 PM »
Inside is pretty much the same as its predecessor, Fresh Spilt Milk. Same tables and chairs, same lighting, same big clock on the wall. Do they sell only pizza?

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 06:42:25 PM »
they didn't have menus on freebie saturday, just a variety of pies, none too offbeat looking.

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 10:55:58 PM »
I tried it and found the crust a little odd. It was crispy in a strange way, like it had a different kind of flour in it. Not bad at all.

Also, there had been a sign for “Argentinian Pizza” so I asked about it and here’s how the conversation went:

Me: is there any Argentinian pizza?
Manager: No, are you Argentinian?
Me: no, but the sign said there would be?
Manager: well, Argintinian food is like Italian food
Me: ok, so just American pizza then?
Manager: no, pizza is from Italy, not america

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 11:39:06 PM »
I tried it. It’s pretty good. Definitely not brick oven style. Cornmeal crust. Reminds me of Two Boots. Unfortunately I think because it’s the first day the turnover was low and some of the slices were pretty old looking.

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 09:16:25 AM »
Me: is there any Argentinian pizza?
Manager: No, are you Argentinian?
Me: no, but the sign said there would be?
Manager: well, Argintinian food is like Italian food
Me: ok, so just American pizza then?
Manager: no, pizza is from Italy, not america

too funny.

Argentine-style pizza has a thick, bready crust. It is definitely not a cornmeal crust, which is not Italian either.

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 10:13:08 AM »
Lol, Good Luck to them

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 11:18:49 AM »
I tried it and found the crust a little odd. It was crispy in a strange way, like it had a different kind of flour in it. Not bad at all.

Also, there had been a sign for “Argentinian Pizza” so I asked about it and here’s how the conversation went:

Me: is there any Argentinian pizza?
Manager: No, are you Argentinian?
Me: no, but the sign said there would be?
Manager: well, Argintinian food is like Italian food
Me: ok, so just American pizza then?
Manager: no, pizza is from Italy, not america

I walked by last night and saw the former Mario's Pizzeria manager/leaseholder there. As a matter of fact, I saw him a few times  by the storefront during the "renovation."  My guess is that Mario's Pizza has been rebranded. If so, keeping fingers crossed for good pizza second time around.

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 11:40:18 AM »
Ugh, I hate Two Boots! Cornmeal does not belong on pizza (in my opinion). 

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2018, 11:45:58 AM »
Agree with you 100 percent, Lillybell.

It may be a Southwestern invention (originally to make pizza not stick??). If so and in fact cornmeal crust, then Benny is right...it is American pizza.

https://slice.seriouseats.com/2012/02/poll-cornmeal-on-crust-way-or-no-way.html#comments-161162
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 11:51:37 AM by jeanette »

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 12:29:59 PM »
Does a cornmeal crust mean it's gluten-free?

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 12:32:38 PM »
not gluten free, since the cornmeal is in addition to, not instead of a standard flour. it is mostly used to discourage sticking -- i can take or leave the taste, but the mouthfeel is a little gritty and takes some getting used to.

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 02:59:50 PM »
I didn't know what to expect when I walked in a 2 PM.  Its nothing more than the pizza at Due Fratelli.  Nothing looked fresh except the Grandma Pizza.  I took a slice home and it was decent but not great for $3.50.  This morning, I did a search and looked at photos of Argentinian Pizza at restaurants in Argentina.  The various pizzas slices with toppings looked awesome.  Mamma Rosa's is one enormous disappointment.  Its no better than the two previous pizza places at this site.   

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Re: Mamma Rosa's opening and samples
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 02:59:50 PM »