In Italy, family is just as important to our culture as food is, though Mother’s Day has not always been widely celebrated. Appreciating our Mothers is for every day, not just once a year. But since 1957, 50 years after the tradition began in America, Italians have celebrated ‘Festa della Mamma’ or Mother’s Day on the same day as Americans.
How Mother’s Day is celebrated in Italy today
It’s kept fairly simple, but these things are a must:
Spending the day together as a family
Family is so meaningful to Italians, and Festa della Mamma is the perfect excuse to get together and appreciate Mamma. It’s not a public holiday, but families do try to see eachother on this day. If grown up children can’t return home due to work commitments, a card, poem and/or phone call is always a must. Younger children create cards and gifts for their Mothers at school to give on this day of appreciation. Fancy gifts are not usual for Mother’s Day in Italy. Small tokens of appreciation such as handmade gifts or fresh flowers, mean more to Mamma than an expensive necklace.
Food and relaxation
Mum is not allowed to do any cooking or housework on Mother’s Day. It’s a time to relax and enjoy the company of their little loved ones. Instead, the children usually prepare fresh pastries and coffee for breakfast. Lunch will then be prepared either in the family home or more increasingly, enjoyed at Mamma’s favourite local restaurant. Restaurants have, over the years, become accustomed to expect Mother’s Day to be one of their busiest days of the whole year. Restaurants, therefore, go to special efforts to make sure Mum is appreciated on this day.
The meal is usually rounded off with a sweet treat, such as a cupcake, to end the sweet day.
Celebrate your Mother’s Day with us and treat your Mum to a taste of Italy
We’ll take care of making sure your Mother is wined and dined, so all you have to do is provide the company. With great service and appreciation for family firmly rooted in our traditions, we can ensure your Mum has a great time experiencing your company and our food. Hassle-free for you, and enjoyable for all, a meal with us is the perfect way to tell your Mum how much you love her. Listed below are some picks from our menu that we think Mum may well enjoy.
Bread and Olives to share
To spark reminiscence on those cute picnic childhood mems, enjoy sharing some fresh Italian bread and olives with your family. Mum loves to share things with you, (she secretly even loves it when you borrow her clothes, jewellery or makeup).
Avocado con Gamberetti
The perfect antipasti – not too filling, but tastefully delicious, leaving enough room to enjoy both a main and a dessert. Avocado and prawns in a Marie Rose sauce, with a garnished salad. Maybe ask Mum if she’d like a glass of white wine with this dish, it’d go down a treat.
A Pasta Special
We always have some great dishes on our Special Menu, and this creamy pasta would go down brilliantly. Be sure to ask what we have available on the day to make mum feel even more ‘special’. This menu is created by our chefs daily, based on what fresh ingredients are readily available to us on the day.
Dessert is all about indulgence, right? Our traditional, creamy Italian Panna Cotta is served with raspberry coulis and is the perfect amount of sweet for a ‘sweet treat’.
View our A La Carte Menu HERE
Contact us today to book your Mother’s Day meal at Pasta Di Piazza:
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