Family is the name of the game for Pizzeria Mamma Mia as it is owned and operated by all the Zanna family. Founder Bruno as head chef creates all his dishes overlooking everything that leaves the kitchen whilst co-founder Mamma Giulia continues to delight customers with her delicious home-made desserts. The day to day running of the restaurant is looked after by sons Marco (General Manager/Executive Chef) and Fernando (Assistant Manager).
After working for Valerio’s Olympia group for 10 years, delivering food to restaurants all over the country, I became accustomed to the way a restaurant should be managed. So I and a very close friend, who also worked at Valerio’s, decided to go into the restaurant business together, opening Mamma Mia’s Restaurant number 1 in Oxford in 1982.
A few years down the line and lots of support from family and friends, I ventured on my own with my family opening Mamma Mia’s restaurant in Bedford in 1985. Since opening, this restaurant has been thriving and after 30 years has a loyal clientèle which has in part helped our continued success – my family and I wish to express our thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way.