Mama Leones

Posted by Peggy Fretz 
Re: Mama Leones
August 03, 2012 03:42PM
If anyone here has pictures, menus, from Mamma Leone's please contact me as I am trying to put a small documentary about what happen to Mamma Leone's for the new hotel that used be known as The Milford Plaza, now The Milford with new owners and managers. If you are a local New Yorker would love to get an interview. Email: 7lineproductions (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks Everyone!
Re: Mama Leones
August 25, 2012 11:08PM
I was born in Brooklyn and loved New York City. In the 1970's I was on a building project with IBM to construct a new division HQ building. I had to make frquent trips to New York and would always go to Mama Leones. It was a total Italian experience with the cooks, the waiters and the musicians all being of Italian nationality. You had to eat very carefully because the quantity of food they served was fantastic as well as totally delicious. They started out with a basket full of great Italian breads on the table. The meal lead off with a fantastic apetizer that was meal in itself. The main course was huge and a taste delight, topped by a great dessert. However, if you ate every last bite to that point, there was no room for dessert. It was a most cherished memory of the great city.
Re: Mama Leones
August 26, 2012 07:29PM
Does anyone remember what kind of cheese MAMA LEONE'S used to put in the middle of the table? It was a hunk of cheese that you could just slice off of? I'd like to buy some at one of these fabulous cheese shops we have here in N.Y.C.
Re: Mama Leones
August 28, 2012 07:13PM
Just came across a Menu from the early 80's. What a beautiful resturant...I asked the waiter if I could buy a tablecloth...since that was my last name also.He said they did not sell them. A few minutes later he came by & put his arm around my shoulder and quitley slipped a Leones tablecloth in my purse. I still have it. what nice experience. Sadly missed. Cheers to u Mamma Leone.
Ed
Re: Mama Leones
September 12, 2012 06:29PM
I took my girlfriend there in 1972. I still remember how much we enjoyed it. The food was delicious. Evwen the bread was exceptional. It's been 40 years and I still remember the Veal Parmesan.
Re: Mama Leones
January 30, 2013 11:47PM
Although it has been many years, I ate at Mama Leone's and found it to be delightful. Prices were fair, food was good and very hearty. I miss it. New York in a different time!
Re: Mama Leones
April 24, 2013 04:02PM
Mamma Leones was purchased by Reastaurant Associates in June of 1959. Iworked at Leones for five years and met my wife there. I helped Gene Leone write his cook book. GENE WAS THE SON OF MAMMA LEONE AND HE WAS THE ONE THAT SOLD THE REASTAURANT. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF WRITING A BOOK ABOUT MAMMA LEONES. IT WILL BE ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED THEIR AND ALL THE FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT I MET AND SOME INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT THEM. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE INFO ,EMAIL ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS. THANKS
Re: Mama Leones
August 20, 2013 03:17PM
Roy I tried to email you and I received a delivery error have lots of info. Danaday76@aol.com

Roy amazalorso Wrote:
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> Mamma Leones was purchased by Reastaurant
> Associates in June of 1959. Iworked at Leones for
> five years and met my wife there. I helped Gene
> Leone write his cook book. GENE WAS THE SON OF
> MAMMA LEONE AND HE WAS THE ONE THAT SOLD THE
> REASTAURANT. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF WRITING A BOOK
> ABOUT MAMMA LEONES. IT WILL BE ABOUT THE PEOPLE
> WHO WORKED THEIR AND ALL THE FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT I
> MET AND SOME INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT THEM. IF
> YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE INFO ,EMAIL ME AT ABOVE
> ADDRESS. THANKS
Re: Mama Leones
August 20, 2013 03:18PM
Roy I tried to email you and I received a delivery error have lots of info. Danaday76@aol.com
Re: Mama Leones
January 18, 2014 07:59AM
For my sweet sixteen I went to Mama Leones with family and ten friends. It was a wonderful experience. I too have a tale cloth experience. I became very cold and the waiter on his own came and covered me with a clean tablecloth and I went to hand it back upon leaving. He told me it was mine to keep, It is a cherished memory of mine that I still have.

My memory of Mama Leone has been lasting and has always brought smiles and joy when I recall my experience there. Yes, their dessert was something out of this world!!
Re: Mama Leones
February 03, 2014 06:18PM
Hi Dana, you wouldn't remember me, but I am Alfredo Bruno's son. Probably sat next to you at a Yankee game when you were very young. Almost nine years ago I posted to a question on here about the restaurant, and every once in a while, log back in to see if anyone else has commented on it. Today I saw your posts. I wrote something back about 9 years ago. Sorry to hear about your dad. My father told me about his passing and I know he always respected him. Here is the link to what I wrote. [www.askanewyorker.com]
If you ever want to contact me I am at walterbruno@charter.net. My dad would love to hear that we connected.
Re: Mama Leones
September 04, 2014 12:56AM
Cindy,
Interesting that you posed the cheese question. My parents took me to ML's when I was 14 (1965) and it was an unforgettable experience. Of all the food, the table cheese is what made the greatest impression. It was yellowish with holes and was buttery/nutty. Some years later I rediscovered it as Jarlsberg cheese, which is of course, Norwegian. May not be the same cheese served when you were there.
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