2229 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

2229 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE |  THE RESTAURANT ISSUE

FEATURED IN SEVEN ISSUES OF PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

"There's an ingredient in this warm dish that you can't quite pinpoint. So you take another bite. There's something besides the polenta that makes it sweet and corn-y and savory and salty all at the same time. Another bite. The hint of rosemary is delightful. Another bite. It's fluffy yet firm, rich but not too greasy. What is that? Another bite. The whole kernels of corn, the peppers...  maybe you can try to replicate it at home? Oh, all gone!"

 

PHILADELPHIA STYLE  MAGAZINE

WE RECEIVED THE PHILADELPHIA STYLE ULTIMATE RESTAURANT AWARD

"Nestled on the corner of 23rd and Spruce, Mama Palma's Gourmet Pizza is certainly a fan favorite of City of Brotherly Pizza Lovers. With its hefty menu full of specialty pies, you'd be hard-pressed to order up a large plain. Whether meat, seafood, or veggie is your preference, Mama Palma has you covered. They even offer five "low-fat" options (who would have thought pizza would ever have to watch its figure?). One of our favor-ite pies is the Juliano, an amalgamation of Italian, veal, and herb sausages with roasted peppers. Also on the menu is a decadent goat-cheese-and-bacon concoc-tion, among other interesting pairings. On many nights the dining room is packed, so plan for a wait and don't go on an empty stomach. There's a lot to decipher on the menu (perhaps too much), but all the pies we've had deliver consistent taste....."

 

PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER

BY DREW LAZOR

If pizza and beer could talk, they'd finish each other's sentences.There's something extraordinary about mixing the two —it's artery-constricting,liver   pummeling masochism at its most delicious. Quality's nice, but it doesn't really matter if the slices are lackluster or if the beer's watered down — as long as both parties are present.

PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER

"I wish my Mama was Mama Palma!"

"You can dine in or take a gourmet pie home. If you dine in bring your wine or try their house beer - Peroni (very light and tasty) If you're watching your waistline, pass on the panninis and calzones.... Their pizza is so incredibly delicious it will keep you coming back. They're willing to accommodate the changing diets of waist-watchers, and have a proactive eye on health conscious cooking methonds "

WINNER OF THREE ZAGET AWARDS

2007       |       2013       |       2014

"For an inexpensive option near Filter Square, surveyors love the scrumptious, brick-oven pizzas, solid beer selection, and comfortable indoor and sidewalk seating at this cute, cash-only Italian restaurant staffed by an attentive crew."

BEST OF CITYSEARCH

NOMINATED THREE  YEARS IN A ROW

"A friendly spot, Mama Palma's keeps a wood fired brick oven by the door and couples in the windows overlooking Spruce Street.  Bring your own bottle of wine, but Mama's supplies a small and nice selection of draft and bottled beers..."