12301-05 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Oh, how I looked so forward to enjoying your delicious flavor. Your taste is so unique and satisfying to my soul. I wanted you so bad and I would have given anything for just a nibble. But, you made me earn your nourishment, wait for your loving caress. I waited far too long though! Your flavor is now bitter and disgusting to me, you bitch! I yearn for your nourishment no longer.
Yours no more,
It was a slow night here in Painesville, no I.C.E. raids this week, so Jason, Amanda and Myself decided to head down to beautiful Little Italy for some culture, tobacco and of course, food. Although Jason has a Italian last name, we were certainly not Dagofied enough to fit in with the swanky crowd holding it down in Little Italy last night. Our plan was to enjoy a walk through Little Italy before reaching our destination, Mamma Santa’s up the hill for a nice sit-down Pizza dinner. That was the plan at least.
Get out your gold chains and pinky rings folks!
By the time we got to Mamma Santa’s (Why isn’t it Mama Santa’s. Mama Santa’s make much more sense.) it was close to 8:30 and the place was packed to the gills. The wait for a table was a couple of hours, so we figured we’d blow a bit of time visiting some of eclectic shops along Mayfield and come back to less of a wait. No such luck. We considered trying Trattoria, but that joint was as dead as Danny Greene, so we hopped on the celly and ordered two pies from Mamma Santa’s, to go. We were told it would be a 35 minute wait.
I waited under this sign for over 45 minutes, I hate this sign.
With 35 minutes to spare, we hoofed it down to Anthony’s for dessert. Gelato was what we were looking for and Anthony’s had it with a dozen different flavors, plus an additional handful of Sorbet offerings. Before choosing my flavor I had to try the watermelon sorbet and it was amazing, but I didn’t think I could eat a whole cup of it so I went with a small cup of chocolate gelato ($3.00). Anthony’s gelato is just awesome, much more luxurious than any ice cream you have ever eaten.
After relaxing at Anthony’s for almost a half an hour we figured our pizza would be ready so we headed back to Mamma Santa’s. Denied. Not ready. So we waited. And waited. And waited. The girl at the window, Jessica, was a real piece of work, but she did have talent. It would say that it takes a lot of talent to ignore every person waiting at a window a foot away from you.
We waited so long we even visted the Mayfield Smoke Shop where some very friendly ladies helped us to select a few cigars. But you can only spend so long staring at rolled tobacco. It was over an hour and fifteen minutes since we ordered before our pizzas were ready. And that I must say, is a load of bullshit. There were people that walked up and ordered while we were standing there that got their pizza before us. I think that they either gave away our pizzas to someone who was dining inside or they just lost our ticket. Either way, it was a joke.
Two more things before I get to how the pizza tasted. One, it annoys me that Mamma Santa’s prints out two receipts when you pay with a credit card and the one you sign has your full credit card number on it. While this doesn’t quite violate Ohio State law , I am still not comfortable with any yokel at Mamma Santa’s accessing my credit card number. Finally, I just noticed something this morning, take a look at what they wrote on my box:
Muck You Mamma Santa!
The pizza was very good, but it was definitely hard to enjoy with such a bad taste in my mouth from the experience. Its a nice thin pizza with a sweet sauce and lots of toppings. I will be doing a post later with my Pizza rating system for Mamma Santa’s pizza, so be sure to check back.
Good deal on this pie, only $10.10 for a large.
I was really looking forward to enjoying the Little Italy experience and sharing it with Jason and Amanda. I think we got some of it, but with all the waiting we had to do for the pizza it no longer seemed like a fun place to be on this particular Saturday night.
Click here to see how Mamma Santa’s pizza stacks up in our eternal quest to find the Best Pizza in Cleveland.
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