The Magic of Mamo
Mamo, the brand new Italian spot that quietly opened in the old Jezebel space at 323 West Broadway in SoHo, is truly an escape.
As the sister restaurant of Michelangelo — one of Antibe’s most famed dining destinations, opened in 1992 by Herve Mammoliti — the menu is focused and well-executed, with traditional Italian antipasti, pizze, and pasta. Herve’s son, Mike Mamo, decided to bring the restaurant from the French Riviera to NYC after its continued success in the South of France.
Tables are set with the Rotondo collection from Rosenthal’s Arthur Krupp line, welcoming guests with simple and elegant coupe plates and bowls. Guests sit down to find beautiful glassware from Cardinal’s Chef & Sommelier collection, with sheer rims and sophisticated shapes, as well as Sambonet’s Filet Toiras flatware one of our favorite patterns.
To balance elegance with the rustic, unpretentious atmosphere Mamo has achieved, you will find wooden pepper mills from Peugeot, deep chocolate in color, at each table. Dishes like eggplant parmigiana are served in red Paderno chasseurs, while sides of vegetables are offered in mini copper pots from Agnelli. Do not miss out on the truffle pizza — it’s divine — or the baked Orata, prepared for you tableside.
Stop in for a quick Negroni at the marble bar downstairs before heading upstairs to the more intimate dining room. Mike himself will definitely be running around serving dishes and setting tables, providing a standard for service you will certainly appreciate. But come in early unless you want to be a part of the scene that erupts around 10PM – Mamo has quickly become the place to be downtown for late-night bites.