Road Food in the Midwest: Mama Maria’s Restaurant
Mama Maria’s Restaurant
North Hudson, Wisconsin
My husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing evening as we drove through historic downtown Stillwater on our way to a restaurant, we hadn’t visited in quite a while. Once we got across the Stillwater lift bridge, we entered Wisconsin and headed towards North Hudson. We wanted Italian, and one of the best places to go is Mama Maria’s Italian Restaurant.
Mama Maria’s Restaurant, located in North Hudson, features Italian cuisine that is homemade, down to the pasta it serves. They have a wonderful selection of appetizers and we chose deep fried cappelletti (purely for nostalgic memories) served with two sauces: red sauce and Parmesan cream sauce. The menu features a fine selection of appetizers, and cappelletti was a wonderful beginning for our evening. As we ate round, succulent pillows of stuffed Italian pasta, we were looking forward to our entree: cannelloni in white sauce.
Both the appetizer and entree were on the menu at the now closed, Vittorio’s restaurant in Stillwater, Minnesota. The owner of Mama Maria’s, Gary Lamers, (a former chef at Vittorio’s) has put his own creative spin on these dishes. Each one is memorable and delicious!
The upscale atmosphere is fresh and inviting. The main dining room is a large and airy space, with hand-painted murals on the wall and linens on the table. Fresh baked bread, served with warm herb butter accompanies every order. We found the service impeccable and very attentive.
Home made Italian food is the soul of Mama Maria’s, and it shines throughout every item on their menu.