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We had dinner tonight with Little Monkey Niece and her parents at Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza. Mr. Monkey's father is in Taiwan, which means we didn't have to eat Asian food. Word.
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza is a small no-frills restaurant on busy Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena. If it were bigger, it'd be the perfect place for little rugrats after a soccer game.
But it's tiny. And hot inside.
Luckily the food is quite nummilicious. Real New York-style pizza, it is not, but it's damn good for South Pasadena.
The Margherita (fresh mozzarella, basil, zesty margarita sauce, parmigiano, and extra virgin olive oil). Light and lovely.
The White Pizza (fresh garlic and basil, sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta, fresh mozzarella, and olive oil). Loved this one. Ricotta = yum.
Garlic knots (6 for $1.75). Amazing little nuggets of buttery garlicky joy.
Manicotti in creamy pesto sauce ($8.49) stuffed with chicken, ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiano, and Italian spices). So smooth and rich.
Italian sub ($6.99) with ham, salami, mortadela, provolone, pepperoncini, lettuce, tomato, Italian dressing, mayonnaise, and mustard. I didn't actually eat it, but it looked good.
Baked penne pasta ($7.99) in tomato sauce and melted mozzarella. Bubbly and cheesy and perfect for Little Monkey Niece.
Gelato ($3.99). Left half hazelnut for me and right half lemonade for Mr. Monkey. A little on the icy side -- not so great.
Little Monkey Niece was busy coloring until she found the wild berry gelato.