From Our Editors
If you hear the words "shut up and eat" at Mama Louise Restaurant, don't be alarmed. It's just the restaurant's cheeky motto and what Mama Louise herself used to exclaim to her son, Joe Esposito. His family's influence can also be seen in his eatery's homestyle Italian dishes, many of which are created using old family recipes. Chefs whip up everything from spicy chicken rigatoni to baked lasagna to new york strips seasoned with an old spice recipe. And they cook thin New Haven–style pizzas until they're well-done, to boot.