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Mama Maria’s Plans Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

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Growing up in Italy, the Laragione family spent many Christmas Eve’s enjoying a traditional Italian meal. Unlike American traditions of ham and turkey on Christmas Eve, in Southern Italy where the Laragione’s are from, Christmas Eve meal consists of seafood with no meat served during the celebration. This year, Franco Laragione […]

Laragionis Continue a Family Tradition

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Born and raised in Italy, Franco Laragioni says he remembers Sunday dinners with his grandparents and parents cooking the old-fashioned way. He says it was that love of cooking that brought his father, Giuseppe, to the United States in 1981. “My father’s best friend had a chain of restaurants in New Jersey,” Franco said. “His […]

Mama Maria’s Opens in New Location

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By Terry Rogers After 35 years in the Milford Plaza Shopping Center, the owners of Mama Maria’s, Salvatore, Franco and Giuseppe Laragione, decided it was time for a change. In 2013, the company built a new shopping center near Burger King with plans to lease the storefronts to other businesses with no plans to move […]

Mama Maria Restaurant Celebrates 28 Years

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Serving traditional Italian cuisine to the Milford community for over 34 years, brothers Franco and Sal Laragione continue the legacy of their father as they celebrate 28 years at Mama Maria Restaurant & Bar. Located at 644 N Dupont Highway in the Milford Plaza, Mama Maria is far from your ordinary pizza place, serving homemade […]

Mama Maria’s Building New Shopping Center

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By Terry Rogers Construction began a few weeks ago on a new shopping center on Route 113 in Milford at a location owned by a long-time local favorite restaurant, Mama Maria’s. According to co-owner, Salvatore Laragione, the new center is expected to be completed in approximately six to eight months. The new center will be […]