When a new restaurant opens up in Daytona Beach, people usually won’t pay attention as it is likely to be another “sub-par” joint. This however is not the case with the new Italian restaurant named Mama Brava, which is located on 1500 Beville Road. It is located next to the Powerhouse gym in the Publix shopping market where you often see juice heads attempting to get their lift on.
Although only two months old, the atmosphere inside of Mama Brava makes you feel like it’s been a local restaurant for ages. When you walk in you are greeted by a nice old man who is likely to give you a free drink. They treat you the exact opposite way as the Marlins fans would greet Ozzie Guillen.
Thankfully the owners of this restaurant are from the north, so they actually know how to make food. Overall, the atmosphere is great, but what aboot the food? To start, there is a wide range of available items to choose from. Their menu includes various soups and salads, garlic knots, fried mozzarella, chicken fingers, all different kinds of pastas, cold and hot sandwiches, Panini’s, fries, and all different types of world class pizza.
The pizza is thin crust style and the slices are quite large, even for this avid eater. Furthermore, the toppings combined with the pizza itself actually deliver a flavor that seems to be missing from some of the larger delivery chains. However, the signature item on their menu is the Stromboli which can be ordered in either a medium or 36in. portion, “winning.” The Stromboli has almost as much class as a free kick from Cristiano Ronaldo, sorry Barcelona fans.
Once you had your share, there is still more with one of their desserts, either a cannoli or tiramisu. Mama Brava may be off everyone’s radar as of now, but they’re about to shine in the dirty town that is Daytona Beach. I can only hope that you are there along with me to experience the ride.