Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant opened in Lockport, Illinois on March 19, 2008. The restaurant is owned and run by Frank and Mary DeGrassi and family. Mamma Onesta’s translates to “Honest Mother” in Italian. The restaurant was named after Frank’s mother, a hard working and honest woman, Erminia DeGrassi. A second Mamma Onesta’s location was established in Canton, Georgia on July 10, 2017. The Georgia location is owned by the Degrassi and Buonauro family and operated by the Buonauro family, Mario & Melanie Buonauro. 

Mamma Onesta’s offers a quality dining experience for various occasions. Whether you are spending time with friends and family, celebrating a birthday, or simply interested in trying authentic Italian cuisine, Mamma Onesta’s would appreciate your business. Our hard working and friendly staff is prepared to meet the needs of our customers. While dining at Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, you will enjoy great service, great food, and no rush. We like it when you sit, relax, and enjoy the experience, “The Italian Way”! 

At Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, our highest priority is satisfied customers. We are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your business. We love our customers, so sit back and be a part of the family, “life is too short not to be Italian!”

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  • John M

    John M Plainfield

    Had a family wedding this past weekend. I took some family from out of town. The food and servicing was OUTSTANDING!! Loved the feeling of old school dining.. I will recommend with high marks. Thanks DeGrassi Family.

    Had a family wedding this past weekend. I took some family from out of town. The food and servicing was OUTSTANDING!! Loved the feeling of old school dining.. I will recommend with high marks. Thanks DeGrassi Family.

  • Cynthia Ritter

    Cynthia Ritter Mama Onesta's

    My family and I held a Co-Ed baby shower for my nephew and his beautiful Brazillian wife, from the minute I talked to Frank to book the date he made me feel like I was in great hands! Boy was he right!!!! Every single detail was taken care of! The food was out of this world and the Sangria I dream of to this day! Our service was impeccable, Frank you should be so proud, even the deserts were show stopping! I'm about to book another event for my daughters graduation from nursing school, Im so proud to invite my family and friends to such an amazing place! Thank you the DeGrassi family for welcoming us into your lives so warmly!!!!

    My family and I held a Co-Ed baby shower for my nephew and his beautiful Brazillian wife, from the minute I talked to Frank to book the date he made me feel like I was in great hands! Boy was he right!!!! Every single detail was taken care of! The food was out of this world and the Sangria I dream of to this day! Our service was impeccable, Frank you should be so proud, even the deserts were show stopping! I'm about to book another event for my daughters graduation from nursing school, Im so proud to invite my family and friends to such an amazing place! Thank you the DeGrassi family for welcoming us into your lives so warmly!!!!

  • Debbie

    Debbie Joliet

    My husband and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary last weekend. The food is outstanding and the service is great. Loved the atmosphere and the music. It's our new favorite Italian restaurant. We definitely will be going back very, very soon.

    My husband and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary last weekend. The food is outstanding and the service is great. Loved the atmosphere and the music. It's our new favorite Italian restaurant. We definitely will be going back very, very soon.

  • Sal

    Sal Lockport

    Best Italian in the Chicago Area!! It's great going to great restaurant in the town you grew up in. I've been here multiple times and the food is always outstanding! You know you're getting a quality meal here with a fantastic atmosphere. Keep up the great work!

    Best Italian in the Chicago Area!! It's great going to great restaurant in the town you grew up in. I've been here multiple times and the food is always outstanding! You know you're getting a quality meal here with a fantastic atmosphere. Keep up the great work!

  • Julie

    Julie LOCKPORT

    This is a best kept secret for Italian food cooked fresh! I highly recommend it to everyone I know. Nice atmosphere, small, quaint, and always clean. The portions are large and you get what you pay for. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable and they have a small bar to relax at if there is a wait.

    This is a best kept secret for Italian food cooked fresh! I highly recommend it to everyone I know. Nice atmosphere, small, quaint, and always clean. The portions are large and you get what you pay for. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable and they have a small bar to relax at if there is a wait.

  • Jim

    Jim Channahon

    I grew up in Bridgeport in Chicago & dined at some very good Italian restaurants, I thought when I moved to Channahon I would have to drive back to Chicago for good Italian food. I was wrong. After dining at Mamas, I will never have to make that long drive. Great food, great service. Very friendly owners & employees.

    I grew up in Bridgeport in Chicago & dined at some very good Italian restaurants, I thought when I moved to Channahon I would have to drive back to Chicago for good Italian food. I was wrong. After dining at Mamas, I will never have to make that long drive. Great food, great service. Very friendly owners & employees.

  • Nik

    Nik Joliet

    I visited Mama Onesta's for the first time on Saturday evening. My fiance and I were in Lockport, and looked up local restaurants on Google. It was so good we went back the next night. The prices are great for the generous portions, and the wine list is extensive. I'm thrilled to finally find a good Italian restaurant in the area.

    I visited Mama Onesta's for the first time on Saturday evening. My fiance and I were in Lockport, and looked up local restaurants on Google. It was so good we went back the next night. The prices are great for the generous portions, and the wine list is extensive. I'm thrilled to finally find a good Italian restaurant in the area.

  • Jarred Page

    Jarred Page Joliet, Il

    The food is great and the people are nice, our waitress Sarah was very professional and kind. This place will definitely get my business again...:)

    The food is great and the people are nice, our waitress Sarah was very professional and kind. This place will definitely get my business again...smile

  • fRANK

    fRANK cHICAGO

    FOOD IS OUTSTANDING BUT I WISH YOU HAD HARD BREAD INSTEAD OF THE SOFT ROLLS !!!

    FOOD IS OUTSTANDING BUT I WISH YOU HAD HARD BREAD INSTEAD

    OF THE SOFT ROLLS !!!

  • Fran

    Fran

    Food was outstanding. However, salad was extremely skimpy and unimpressive. Acoustics were terrible. Improvement is sorely needed to make it a conversation-friendly restaurant.

    Food was outstanding. However, salad was extremely skimpy and unimpressive. Acoustics were terrible. Improvement is sorely needed to make it a conversation-friendly restaurant.

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