Mammamia! | Dianping
Address: 淮海路中路1333号2楼(常熟路) – Floor 2, 1333 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Changshu Lu
Date visited: 2015.04
Price: RMB¥150-200 per person
Will return: Definitely
One of my favorite pizzas in Shanghai at Capo at Rockbund  has a second home in Chef Enzo Carbone’s newly opened pizzeria Mammamia! in the French Concession. Mammamia goes back to the basics with a selection of pizzas, pastas, meats, and cheese, and all the elements of good food that Capo has without the splurge. Don’t mind if I call this my new Italian home.
Salumeria – cold cuts and cheeses (choose three for RMB¥98, five for RMB¥148)
We chose two meats and a cheese: prosciutto di parma was a no brainer, mildly spicy sopressata, and parmigiano-reggiano with honey.
Gnooco fritto (RMB¥48) Almafi doughnuts filled with salami, ricotta, and parmesan, served with pesto
Back in the U.S. pizza rolls were a part of my sit-at-home-and-watch-Netflix-for-10-hours-diet. At least I have somewhat moved up in the world sitting in restaurant binge-eating these now.
Tagliatelle con prosciutto cotto e panna (RMB¥68)
In a city where everyone is trying to be fancy these days, this is just the type of simple and hearty pasta more places need to get back to the basics with. This is the stuff clogged arteries and food comas are made of… so you must order this.
Diavola pizza (RMB¥88) mozzarella, salame di Napoli, basil, parmesan
Soft and thin crust with a slight fluff around the rim is just my perfect type of pizza and that is exactly what Chef Enzo’s pizzas are. This is basically a Capo pizza without having to dress up and go to the Bund. Mammamia has a range of tomato and white pizzas and I always get the Diavola, which is upgraded margherita pizza with spicy salami.