La Mia Mamma Review

We previewed La Mia Mamma a few weeks ago and now it’s time to tell you about our experience there. For those of you who don’t know La Mia Mamma has invited 20 mammas from 20 different regions in Italy to take over their kitchen. Every season one mamma will lovingly create a selection of great tasting regional dishes. They’ll also provide hands on masterclasses for those who want to learn more about the classic dishes being prepared for them. 

The first lot of mammas from Sicily will be in charge for three months over the summer. They will impart and share their knowledge, love and passion for Sicilian cuisine with customers. They will also be on hand to meet and greet the guests, meaning that dining at La Mia Mamma will be exactly like having lunch or dinner at one of their homes; warm welcome and delicious food guaranteed. 

The night ONIN.London visited we had two mamma’s taking care of us. Mamma Lidia was hand making arancini balls in the window, where the mamma’s usually make fresh pasta. Mamma Sara greeted us enthusiastically to explain the concept of the restaurant. It is evident that the mammas are passionate about Italian food and showcasing the diverse flavours from Italy.
We enjoyed the Mamma’s menu which costs £28.00 per person (2 people min) and consists of an aperol spritz, daily antipasti selection for 2 people, pasta, dessert and espresso.

The mammas surprised with a tasty array of 8 antipasti dishes each with more flavour than the next. We were definitely a fan of the aranchini balls, ricotta and mascapone cheese dishes.

In terms of pastas, I definitely recommend ordering the Cavatelli con pomodorini e pancetta di maialino dei (Nebrodi Pasta shells served with Sicilian cherry tomatoes & Italian bacon made from a breed of pig near Messina). It was full of flavour and if I’d had some bread, I definitley would have been wiping my bowl to soak up every single drop of the delicious sauce. My friend found the Pasta ‘ncasciata del detective Montalbano (Oven baked rigatoni with beef Bolognese sauce, cooked ham, boiled eggs, mozzarella and parmesan cheese) a tad dry and plain when compared with my Cavatelli Con Pomodorini. Though I was happy to finish it off. By dessert we were incredibly full but still managed to squeeze in some of the Mousse di cocco e (Nutella Coconut mousse) and Nutella and Ricotta e arance (Ricotta & oranges). Mamma Sara also brought us a home made speciality of tiramusu to really tempt our taste buds, so we ended up practically rolling out of La Mia Mamma.
La Mia Mamma was an enjoyable experience as it was cosy, loud and friendly – just how I remembered it being when I’d visit my Italian friend’s family get togethers back in Australia. La Mia Mamma is worth visiting if you’re in the area and looking for some traditional Italian food, though it’s also worth the visit just for the atmosphere. One thing we’d recommend the restaurant do though is to give diners a little more space between tables.

Even more exciting, La Mia Mamma is always on the look out for the next line-up of super star Mamma chefs to join their ever-growing family. If this is could be you, or your mamma, then get in touch at to find out how to apply!



La Mia Mamma

257 King’s Road,



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Written by Tegan LeBon