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By Eva Whalen

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Whether you work in the area or would trek there, a lunch meeting at the Antibes-inspired MAMO restaurant, which is now serving lunch, is well worth your time for three reasons: the food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm and relaxing, and you can linger as long as you desire. These requisites render MAMO the ideal business lunch destination.

The incredible food! We recommend the 3-course Prix Fixe Lunch: for $28, choose an Antipasti starter, a Primi e Secondi main course, and dessert. Starters include Insalata di Pollo/chicken salad (chicken, parmesan. Crispy bacon, lettuce + veggies), Salmone Crudo (raw salmon, avocado, cucumber, apple & lime), Caprese Salad, or Crostone Parma (prosciutto, mozzarella, olives). Main courses encompass Pizza Margherita, Rigatoni al ragu, Spaghetti al Pomodoro, BRanzino, and Pollo alla Milanese. Definitely leave room for dessert, which is arguably the best part: Lavender-infused Cheesecake with Strawberries, and an ethereal Tiramisu, served as a large portion and dusted liberally with chocolate.

Apart from the Prix Fixe menu, lunch options are extended offerings of Insalate/Salads (Riso Venere, Caesar & Farro salad), more Crostoni and Antipasti options, more Pizze (including white pizza), a Skirt Steak, Milanese Chicken, and various other Paste. Check the menu out at:

Located at 323 Broadway near Canal Street, MAMO’s atmosphere is casual, inviting, and relaxed. Here you’ll see people in suits as well as basketball shorts – it simply doesn’t matter. The bright Italian tiles and white tablecloths impart an elegant feel combined with a rustic, open-air pleasantness. This is an ideal place for a meeting because you can talk and linger as long as you desire without feeling guilty or rushed.

Head to MAMO for business or pleasure – either way, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, even just savoring a cappuccino and Tiramisu as an afternoon treat is well worth the visit.

Originally published June 2018



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