Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of classic Italian fare and drinks at Bella Mama Rose on Staten Island.
Bella Mama Rose slakes stomach suspirations with an Italian menu stocked with dishes prepared from authentic Sicilian recipes. Amid a sumptuous dining room featuring wood-paneled floors, warmly lit yellow-paneled walls outfitted with contemporary art, and chandeliers not hung upside down, patrons prepare to chow down on individual or family-style proportions. Inaugurate a meal with an appetizer, such as fried calamari ($11.95)––served with a choice of sweet or hot sauce––or Bella Mama's homemade mozzarella and famous roasted peppers ($9.95). For entrees, patrons can quell carnivorous cravings with the pork Sicilian––a mouth-watering plate of pork chops shimmying in marsala sauce, served with hot cherry peppers and fresh tomatoes ($18.95 for individual)––or lasagna––a flavor bomb of chopped meat layered with mozzarella and ricotta, served in a choice of marinara or vodka sauce, and coveted by out-of-work cartoon cats ($15 for individual). Bella Mama's also serves up a savory selection of pizzas, such as the white ricotta ($13), which enables amateur mathematicians to calculate the circumference of his or her entree. Before leaving, guests are invited imbibe on a selection from the wine list under the luminous glow of overhead lights and a sports-beaming TV at the candlelit bar.
- Never, have I had restaurant Italian food with more home-cooked flavor. Everything from the bruschetta to the chicken eugene to the baked ziti is to die for. – nikkib57, Citysearch
- love this place! crab cakes to die for! penne vodka was delicious! kids' favorite is the pizza! – LisaDiva Carroccio, Urbanspoon
266 Morningstar Rd.
Staten Island, New York 10303Get Directions