$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Fare at Mamma Lena's Restaurant in Waxhaw

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In a Nutshell

  • Traditional Neapolitan cuisine
  • House-made Italian bread
  • Fresh-baked pizzas
  • Rustic atmosphere

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 3rd, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, limit 1 per visit. Not valid toward alcohol. Not valid for carryout. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like snowflakes, pasta noodles come in a passel of shapes, get softer when warmed, and can be packed into a ball to throw at kindergarteners. Treat palates to pasta projectiles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Mamma Lena's Restaurant, in Waxhaw.

Inspired by the traditional dishes of its namesake and original proprietor, Mamma Lena's serves up Italian fare with a watchful eye toward its toothsome Neapolitan roots. The restaurant showcases a menu brimming with cuisine from everyone's favorite footwear-shaped peninsula, with old-fashioned favorites including lasagna ($12.50) and spaghetti-clad eggplant parmigiana ($12.75) served with a sidecar of soup or salad and a crusty companion of house-made Italian bread.

Circumnavigate the appetite with a plethora of pizzas such as the tricolored margherita topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves ($8.25 for a small, $14.50 for a large). Mamma Lena's also serves up traditional Italian-American and Neapolitan dishes, which garnered a recommendation from Creative Loafing Charlotte, including savory braciola, a slow-cooked steak stuffed with parsley, garlic, and parmesan cheese ($17.50) and broccoli rabe with sausage, in which the sweet extroversion of spiced meat complements the bitter, introspective mellowness of gourmet broccoli ($12).

Reviews

Five Yelpers give Mamma Lena's a four-star average:

  • Good food, great wait staff, close to home, what's not to love about this undiscovered gem in Waxhaw. – Ken S., 10/24/10
  • I like that they care more about their food than table cloths. – S J., 10/19/09
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    Waxhaw

    116 N Main St.

    Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173

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