Upscale Pizza Shop Opening In Breinigsville

Mama's Italian Grill will unveil its Upper Macungie location on March 4.

A new upscale brick oven pizza shop is set to open in Breinigsville on March 4.

Owners Guiseppe DiFiore and Marcello D'Agostino, who boast 36 years experience in the pizza business, plan to open the doors to Mama's Italian Grill early next month at 1044 S. Trexlertown Road.

The pair moved to Pennsylvania in 1984 and currently have locations in Kutztown, Egypt, Slatington and Walnutport.

"We've been in the business 36 years," DiFiore said Tuesday. "We're orginally from Italy and landed here in 1976. We got into the pizza business in New York and got experience there. We decided to move to Pennsylvania in 1976."

The final touches of construction are still taking place, but the kitchen is fully in place along with the dining room and customer service areas.

"This is an upscale pizza shop," DiFiore said. "Most pizza shops have sandwiches. We'll have things like chicken marsala, veal marsala, shrimp parmigiana and shrimp scampi. That's the reason we're here. Also, not many shops have brick oven pizza."

The restaurant will also offer a dessert menu and espresso coffee.

"We'd like everyone to know how good the food is going be -- fresh and oven made," DiFiore said.

The restaurant's hours will be from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will be closed Sundays.

Jason March 16, 2013 at 12:23 AM
The food was good. The service was not. My pasta and sausage came out. I was almost done eating and our pizza had not arrived. The waitress asked us several times if we were still wating for something. YEA our pizza. Turns out it was never even made. A sicilian takes longer. I get that but an hour and a half? They never took blame or apologized. We watched several frustrated customers verbally comment how they felt. We watched on lady get told she was wrong because she got what she ordered. She pointed out that she did not get what was actually liseted on the menu. The poor lady was treated like garbage by the waitress. Also I think the girls in the kitchen should wear thier hair up in a net or hat. We found a hair in our pizza. Unfortunately good food will not make a business like this survive if they do not do something to make them selves more efficiant and customer friendly.
Jason March 23, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Being the food is great, we gave mama's another shot. Friday afternoon and was not horrible busy. The customer service was much better. Staff was smiling. People seemed to be communicating better. Our hoagie and cheesesteak were fantastic. I hope maybe the owners and staff continue to get better with thier customer service.
rob March 30, 2013 at 02:00 AM
We have been there a number of times and have not had anything bad yet. One of the better cheesesteaks in the area (not saying much as we have yet to find a truly decent one in the Lehigh Valley), excellent pasta and pizza, Italian wedding soup, garlic knots, the list goes on and on. Our only complaint is food doesn't always come out at the same time, which probably leads to the issues with them not knowing what they've already served and what they haven't.


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