Mamie Kitchen, specializing in the street food of Italy, is now open on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue at 7900 Santa Monica Blvd. The new eatery had a soft opening late January and is gearing up for a grand opening later this month.
Owner Mikael tells WEHO TIMES he is currently relying on word of mouth and hasn’t launched a website or promoted his business via social media. He said the word is out, and he’s happy to be serving the local community, which ranges from all walks of life and various age groups.
Mamie specializes in pizza, sandwiches, salads, and pastries. Items are baked fresh because the establishment has its own baker station where they bake their own breads and pizza dishes.
“We have our own in-house bakery,” he said. “We have our bakers come in, and we make our own dough that we use for our pizzas and ciabatta sandwiches. We serve Roman pizza every day. So we make everything here. We make make all our own toppings, we purchase all the meat from small producers and it’s all Italian goods.”
Mikael says he has been a resident of West Hollywood for 30 years, so he is familiar with the neighborhood. Is son Leo is currently enrolled in West Hollywood elementary. He says he appreciates the support of the community and is impressed that local residents have found their way into his restaurant, either because they were walking, by or they heard from a friend that they were open for business.
Although he loves being on the corner of a busy intersection, he said some of the challenges he anticipates are the lack of parking in that area, the homeless issues, mainly those suffering from mental health issues due to drug use, and he also says that it can be loud on the corner.
However, he feels confident that he is offering a fresh and delicious food that everyone will love and he invites everyone to stop by give them a try.
Mamie Kitchen is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The menu is currently limited due to its soft opening. To learn more, give them a call at (323) 848-4894.