A South Bay Italian favorite is preparing to close its doors after 25 years. Located right in the center of Manhattan Beach Boulevard’s busy stretch, Mama D’s Original Italian Kitchen is one of the area’s longest-running old-school Italian eateries. The closing date is unknown.
The closure is a familiar tune according to Easy Reader News. Longtime businesses throughout the city, including Downtown Manhattan Beach, are dealing with rising rents and increasing costs. And beachside businesses like Mama D’s, The Mermaid, and Redondo Beach Cafe are no exception.
It’s not entirely a sad song though, as founder Chris Davidson owns two additional Mama D locations in Southern California. The Redondo Beach outlet often maintains hour-long wait times for classic bolognese, chicken cacciatore, and linguine and clams. The Newport Beach location focuses on pizzas with a slightly different but still classic-Italian menu.
Rumor has it that a Japanese and Hawaiian food restaurant will take Mama D’s place.