Mamma’s Traditional American Pizza

Treat yourself to a Mamma’s Traditional American Pizza, where your pizza can be as plain or as unusual as you want it to be! Situated in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, they offer a wide range of toppings (some regular, some not quite so regular ahem), so you can make your pizza exactly the way you want it to be. The question is, how far are you willing to go?

If you find yourself in the Grassmarket district of Edinburgh, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Mamma’s Pizza. Ignore the miserable faces of the patrons in the window seats (probably the main reason why passers by keep passing on by!) and enjoy a delicious pizza. You won’t be disappointed!

The choice of toppings is incredible although I have to really stretch my imagination to figure out what a banana pizza would taste like. Mind you, that said, I’m all for choice and variety but I strongly believe certain toppings have no right to be on a pizza. Certain pizza toppings on their own (and not on a tomato sauce covered with grated cheese) I like. The toppings in question are the following;- chicken; chocolate; apple; baked beans; pineapple and banana. One item from Mamma’s pizza toppings menu that I wouldn’t eat EVEN if a big dollop of clotted cream and strawberry jam were added, would be that old favourite, cactus! Yes, you read correctly, Cactus! I have to ask myself, is the world ready for cactus pizza?

Isn’t it bad enough that I should risk having my head blown off by a light sprinkling of jalapenos to want to turn my tongue into a pin cushion with a portion of cactus added?

That said, it is a great pizza parlour. You can even order gluten- free pizzas, a definite sign that ‘Mamma’ cares what her customers want. I always find everything reasonably priced and I quite like the atmosphere of the place. The pizzas are delicious, the service is friendly and it is centrally located within easy reach of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

Mamma’s Traditional American Pizza
Tel 0131 2256464

Open 12 midday to 12 midnight

Takeaway and Eat-In Restaurant