MEQUON — Jude Barbiere’s Mama
Mia’s, which has been located for more than six years in Mequon, is
moving to Germantown.
The restaurant in the small shopping center on the northwest corner
of Mequon and Wauwatosa roads will close Jan. 27, manager Dominic
Spraggins confirmed Monday.
The restaurant will reopen Feb. 4 in the Germantown Marketplace, a
shopping center at
N112-W16344 W. Mequon Road, he added.
He said the move is being made because there will be more space at
the new location.
The Mequon restaurant opened in October 2012 in the former Fila Bene
7602 W. Mequon Road. At the time, there was a second location
operated by Jude Barbiere, a Mequon resident, on Highway 32 in Port
The restaurant has been known for a menu of Italian favorites that
went beyond pizza with pizza dough and a signature sauce that were
“We want to make this a family place where you can eat some pizza,
have some fun and slow down enough to have a conversation with your
kids,” Barbiere said shortly before the restaurant opened. “There’s
nothing we don’t make right at the restaurant.”
Mama Mia’s has been a well-known part of the Milwaukee- area
restaurant scene for decades. Mama Mia’s was founded by Jude
Barbiere’s father, Tony. He operated a now-closed restaurant for
years on North Avenue in Milwaukee.