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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Mamma Maria's, a Salem Italian restaurant, is coming to Roanoke.
Dominic Marletta, owner of Mamma Maria's since 2006, said he hopes to open a second location at Picadilly Square on Franklin Road in June.
The Salem location has been open since 1996. In 2011, Marletta opened a pizzeria at Lakeside Plaza called Mamma's Pizza, so this will be the third restaurant he owns or co-owns.
The Roanoke restaurant will be located in the space that housed SoRo Chill & Grille, which closed at the end of 2012. Marletta said he also looked at the space that used to house The Library, but the other was more updated on the inside and more visible from the road.
He said he's still considering what to call the Roanoke location. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner every day except Monday.
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