Big, buoyant and full of generous, southern Italian cooking, Mamma Lombardi's is the first eatery in a mini-empire for dining out, catering and retail. And there definitely is a Mamma Lombardi. The sprawling restaurant's specialties include chicken-and-sausage campagnola with peppers, onions, mushrooms and potatoes; pork chops with vinegar peppers; pork braciola; tripe Neapolitan-style; lasagna with meat sauce; penne with spicy red sauce; octopus salad; mozzarella in carrozza. Very good pizzeria next door.
Mother's Day: Two-hour seatings start at 12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Regular menu served.