Mamma Mia's has been an institution in Plymouth, one town over from Carver, for what seems like forever. When Mumma found out that Mamma Mia's was opening a restaurant in Carver and that it was going to be around the corner from where she lived, she practically swooned. We did, too, because we had our Christmas, birthday, and Mother's Day gifts figured out in perpetuity: gift certificates! We started with the antipasto. Cold cuts on top of a salad...how bad can that be?
My family--my grandparents and my mom and dad--used to make tortellini, or "tootalings" as I
used to call them, from scratch. Tootalings in broth from Mamma MIa's is one of my favorite things in the world to eat, and baked ziti with melted cheese, thin slices of meatballs, and lots of sauce is another.