CJ and I have a tradition of treating our younger siblings out; last time we did so, it was at Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza at the Podium. We opted for something nearer this time, however. Given that all four of us wanted some Italian fare, Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen over at UP Town Center was the first thing that came into our minds. Originally from the southern part of Metro Manila, Mama Lou’s branch at Katipunan’s newest commercial and retail hub is their first foray up north.
Here’s a short introduction on how Mama Lou’s came to be. French-Canadian owner Richard Tremblay and his Filipina wife Marilou established an Italian restaurant at their old home in BF Homes Paranaque. Richard and Malou were hands-on with the operations, and their quaint house at Aguirre Avenue slowly gained popularity. from locals and diners from far-off places alike. She unfortunately passed away some years ago, unable to see her restaurant grow and expand. Thankfully, Mama Lou’s legacy remains alive—through her loved ones who continue to manage the restaurant, and the large number of satisfied customers raving through word of mouth.
Incidentally, we dined here before bringing our younger siblings – a decision that proved to be a right one. If Mama Lou was alive today and she happened to be at the restaurant, I would tell her: grazie, Mama.
Alright, enough of the short description. Here are some pictures during our trip to Mama Lou’s. Do check out their Facebook page to stay connected. Until the next review, bon appetit.
Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
G/F UP Town Center,
Katipunan Avenue, Brgy. UP Campus,
Diliman, Quezon City 1108