Mama Roma in Lakeside closed; the end of an era
Sunday was a sad day for me. Our local restaurant, Mama Roma in Lakeside served its last dinners and prepared to close its doors forever.
The restaurant, which has been running for over 5 years, has been home to many a birthday dinner, lots of casual evening with Lois and our families, and lots of wonderful evenings with our friends (not to mention a couple of pre-Argus carbo-loading evenings). John and his staff had a truly magical formula, serving traditional Italian dishes liberally sprinkled with their unique flavour. They were always happy to experiment, and to make up a dish on the spot. John also served the best warthog shanks and pork ribs in Cape Town.
John, the man behind the restaurant
Knowing that restaurants come and go, I am still very sad to see Mama Roms close. I feel like I have lost a part of my family, and we are truly going go miss it. I know that were not the only regulars there.
Eccles (guide dog) was always welcome, and often left with a lamb shank bone or two. Here she is with one of the waitresses.
I hope that John opens a new restaurant soon (and that it is somewhere close by); I am sure that there are many people that are going to miss th good food and the good times. We have had some the wonderful memories.