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Mama's Italian Restaurant

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I went to lunch today at Mama's Italian Restaurant in Oakdale, NY. It was INCREDIBLE!!! I had baked clams and chicken parmigiana with ziti. If I wasn't so full I think I would have wanted to try everything off the menu. And John one of the owners (who is extremely nice) let me try a new garlicy cheese bread he is working on, which at this point ofcourse I was not suprised was delicious!

He also told me about a health food store in Wantagh that I could get rainbow cookies; which ofcourse I promptly went to. I haven't tried them yet but I'll let everyone know how they are.

I'm not sure I stopped smiling the entire meal. I think I thanked every staff member on my way out.

I know not a lot of people on here live on Long Island, but others in NY might want to keep it in mind for if you ever make trips out to the Hamptons in the summer (it's not as far out, but it would be on the way). This would be a detour you would not regret.

What a great day :)

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Oh I am so glad that you had such a wonderful experience. I love John he is so great. I get there at least once a week. His wife is really nice to. I love that restaurant so much, and feel so confident in going there.

What did you end up having? I always get the mozerlla sticks they are so good!!!!!!

Amanda NY

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Hey RG--I live in East Islip, just maybe 2 miles from Oakdale. I work in E. Islip and one of our employees drives here from Merrick everyday--it's not that bad a trip for a good gluten free meal. Wednesday nights is gluten-free pizza night at Mama's--our Suffolk County Celiac Support group eats at Mama's often. Deb

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Hey RG--I live in East Islip, just maybe 2 miles from Oakdale. I work in E. Islip and one of our employees drives here from Merrick everyday--it's not that bad a trip for a good gluten free meal. Wednesday nights is gluten-free pizza night at Mama's--our Suffolk County Celiac Support group eats at Mama's often. Deb

RG - We drove from Westchester so Merrick isn't bad. And actually DH works in Bohemia and drives from Westchester M-F. Trust me it will be worth the drive.

I really wanted Mozarella sticks but I didn't see them on the menu :(

I must have missed it. Oh well next time. Since DH works out there (and I work in the city), I'm gonna take the train out there sometimes after work. And he said he will bring me home takeout from there too.

Deb - Is the pizza doughy or is it thin crust? I love the pizza at Risotteria (which is thin crust), but John seems to make his stuff more doughy. I would love a slice of pizza like that!!

And yes John was such a sweetheart!! To be honest I think I felt more comfortable in that restaurant than just about any other except maybe Risotteria. I can't wait to go back!!!

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Jillian- im so jealous that you went there! i have been dreaming about that place since the girl at Risotteria was talking about it...may have to plan a road trip out there at some point :P how long did it take to get there from tarrytown?

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Well we stopped in Manhassett first to get Chris's brother, and then made a few more stops, but it probably would have take us a little over an hour. You definately have to go there next time you're home. Or maybe one night we can take the train out together from the city after work/school. It's a long train ride, but worth it!!!

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sounds worth it to me- im so there!! i told my roommate about this place and she was ecstatic to go (she gets really excited about places i can it)-- ha as an aside, remember ur great chinese experience? Well i was in dc last weekend with her and we went to a nice chinese restaurant-- ordered every sauce on the side and everything was bland as hell...but she just reached for the soy sauce and the salt and didnt complain once, and i was able to have chicken w/ broccoli and shrimp fried rice! (it was no pf changs, but still...) but back to mommas...im drooling over it as we speak...

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If you guys take the train I could pick you up from the train station and drive you across the street :) Next week is no good for me because I will be away for training for my job. But I am up for next weekend or the sometime the week after. Looking foward to it. Anymore people wanna join or have any input.

Amanda NY

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Yeah next week isn't really good for me either. I could maybe do the week after. I'd kinda prefer to do a Friday if that's ok with everyone. I know CeliaCruz wants to join also.

Thoughts?

I'm practically drooling at the thought of that chicken parm... Mmmmmmmmm!!!

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March 10th works for me! Just say a time that would be good for everyone one. come on we need some more people to go! You say a time and I will give John a call and set it up.

Amanda NY

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aw, i cant do that friday :angry: i have to take the MPRE the next morning (a portion of the bar exam)...have so much fun though, im very jealous :) hopefully we plan another trip in a few weeks so i can try it too!!!

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Well how about that saturday???? Would that be good for you jkmunchkin? I would like to get as many people together as possible. It would be alot of fun. I go to meetings once a month and it is great. Exchanging stories and stuff. :D

Amanda NY

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aw, i cant do that friday :angry: i have to take the MPRE the next morning (a portion of the bar exam)...have so much fun though, im very jealous :) hopefully we plan another trip in a few weeks so i can try it too!!!

I feel sorry for you! My mom took the NY bar a couple of years ago after graduating from the law school at Queens college, good luck! The NY bar is the worst, and the MPRE sucks anywhere :P

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Yeah I can do a Saturday. Or should we maybe try for a Wednesday and that way we can partake in gluten-free pizza night?!!! Maybe Deb would like to join since she is in E. Islip, and I know CeliaCruz would like to join also.

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I would want to meet up also!! I always wanted to go to Mama's Italian Restaurant! I go to Cafe Baldo and Outback A LOT, but am getting bored with the lack of variety! I really don't know many other places to eat on LI, so it would be nice to get out!

I'm in Bethpage. (Used to live in Merrick too :D )

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I can do next sat after the exam... or i can do most wednesdays- but my spring break is march 12-18 so i wont be around that week. whatever is best for everyone-- i am so excited!! Yea, i am definitely dreading the bar...it is already taking over my life...but thats ok, i just cant wait till its over!

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Yeah I can do a Saturday. Or should we maybe try for a Wednesday and that way we can partake in gluten-free pizza night?!!! Maybe Deb would like to join since she is in E. Islip, and I know CeliaCruz would like to join also.

I will talk with John and see if he will make us the pizza if a big group comes in on a saturday :) He is my buddy and I got some info. from the inside......He is going to have raviolles soon :D

I saw him last night and I will give him a call this week and see if he can arrange something. I told him about it last night and he seemed very excited about it :)

Amanda NY

BTW I had the stuffed peppers last night :lol:

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I will talk with John and see if he will make us the pizza if a big group comes in on a saturday :) He is my buddy and I got some info. from the inside......He is going to have raviolles soon :D

I saw him last night and I will give him a call this week and see if he can arrange something. I told him about it last night and he seemed very excited about it :)

Amanda NY

BTW I had the stuffed peppers last night :lol:

OMG I'm starting to drool!! If you tell him one of the people is the girl with the rainbow cookies, he'll remember me.

Let us know what John says about Saturday. I would love to try the pizza!! Thanks Amanda. :)

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