Spherical pizza that includes a candy sauce from Mamma Mia’s Pizza in Scranton.

Mamma Mia’s Serving the Higher Scranton Space for Almost 30 Years

Mamma Mia’s Pizza in Scranton is a small takeout and supply joint on Poplar Avenue in Scranton Close to Scranton Prep and Burne Honda.  They have been in enterprise since 1992 and are recognized for his or her candy sauce pizzas, quick service, and reasonably priced costs.  The final time I attempted Mamma Mia’s was in 2012 after they had a Clarks Summit location which is now occupied by Nickie’s Hoagies.  I recall that evaluate fondly, and I had obtained various requests to evaluate the placement in Scranton through the years, so I made a decision it was time to strive the pizza within the Scranton location.

Mamma Mia’s on Poplar Avenue in Scranton.

I ordered this pizza on #PizzaFriday round 5:45 pm (I sometimes do not wish to order throughout peak occasions) so I used to be anticipating a prolonged wait.  I positioned an order for a spherical pizza, sq. pizza, and a cheesesteak stromboli pondering the minimal wait could be 45 minutes to an hour.  Surprisingly, the pleasant woman on the telephone instructed me 25 minutes so I hurried to the pizza cellular and headed to the Electrical Metropolis.  I checked my name log, and arrived 23 minutes after I positioned the decision and my order had simply come out of the oven!  The quick wait time wasn’t for lack of enterprise, as a result of they have been very busy sending out deliveries and shortly serving takeout clients like myself.

Sq. pizza from Mamma Mia’s Pizza in Scranton.

Whereas inside, I did discover that there have been a couple of tables to dine at, though I am unsure if they provide desk service or not.  It did not seem to be the suitable time to ask a bunch of questions on a busy Friday evening.  The place was a bit bigger inside than I used to be envisioning, and it was very clear from what I noticed.  The workers was additionally tremendous pleasant and environment friendly, you could possibly inform they labored properly collectively and that needed to have one thing to do with why the orders have been flying out the door.

Tacky golden brown slice that includes candy sauce from Mamma Mia’s in Scranton!

The pizza itself is a good worth, and completely what I’d contemplate to be a Social gathering Pleaser.  You may get a stack of spherical or sq. pizzas with out breaking the financial institution and I assure everybody will at the very least prefer it.  The sauce they use on each pizzas is kind of candy, however not “Kool-Help” candy.  It has a pleasant texture and physique to it and even slightly little bit of zest, however sweetness is the prevailing taste and what Mamma Mia’s is understood for.

The sq. pizza was one thing of a skinny Sicilian pizza, bordering on Outdated Forge fashion.  The crust was delicate and impossibly tender and required nearly no effort to chunk into.  It was barely crisp in some areas, however not one thing I’d describe as general crispy.  The cheese appeared to be mozzarella or a mix together with, but it surely had a pleasant stretch with delicate taste that allowed the signature sauce to shine.

The spherical pizza was cooked fantastically with a deep golden brown crispness across the edge.  The thinner crust allowed the cheese to take a starring function on this program.  The cheese appeared to be just like the sq., however was cooked a bit extra and consequently, seemed and tasted higher.  There was a bit extra saltiness to the cheese on this pie which actually supplied very good distinction towards the candy sauce.  Each pizzas have been very tasty, however the spherical pizza was the clear winner for me.

Cheesesteak Stromboli from Mamma Mia’s in Scranton.

The cheesesteak stromboli was slightly totally different than most different stromboli’s I’ve tried.  It was skinny, gentle, and centered on a skinny crust and steak reasonably than copious quantities of cheese and toppings.  Many different strombolis pack within the cheese and toppings, however I appreciated the moderation and execution of this boli because it was gentle, did not weigh me down and ate extra like an appetizer than a meal (though it was giant sufficient to feed 2 individuals).

Total, this pizza was good.  It is an distinctive worth, quick and handy to order and the service is terrific.  Mamma Mia’s is a good selection for birthday events, soccer Saturdays/Sundays, or simply for a fast supply that’s increased high quality than the chains.  NEPA Pizza Overview permitted.

The Scores

Restaurant: Mamma Mia’s Pizza
Location: 419 Poplar St, Scranton, PA 18509
Date: September 2021
Eat In/Take Out: Take Out

Pizza Ordered: 6 Minimize Sq. Pizza
Value: $
Crust: 7.1
Sauce: 7.3
Cheese: 7.2
Total Style: 7.2

Crispy/Cooked Correctly: 7.1
Total Worth: 7.5

Pizza Ordered: Medium Spherical Pizza
Value: $
Crust: 7.4
Sauce: 7.6
Cheese: 7.4
Total Style: 7.7

Crispy/Cooked Correctly: 7.3
Total Worth: 7.6



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