Located just west of Downtown Minocqua on beautiful Curtis Lake, Mama's Supper Club offers the finest Italian and American Cuisine in the Northwoods. Family owned and operated since 1954, Mama's continues to please patrons the way it did when Mama first opened the doors.
served with our homemade marinara
served with our homemade creamy garlic
served with your choice of sauce
Wisconsin Veggie Basket
deep-fried mushrooms, cheese curds, broccoli, and cauliflower served with your choice of sauce
breaded and deep-fried with our homemade marinara
six oysters topped with spinach & asiago and baked golden brown
six oysters topped with a spicy feta, baked golden brown
1 dozen steamed mussels in garlic and oil
cooked in garlic butter and served with garlic bread
served with our homemade marinara
Breaded Portobello Mushrooms
breaded mushrooms served with homemade ranch dressing
toasted Italian bread with topped with diced tomatoes, onions, and asiago cheese and drizzled with olive oil; shrimp or clams upon request
Italian Baked Cheese
thick-sliced garlic toast topped with melted Mozzarella cheese
Oysters on the Half Shell
six raw oysters, served with lemon and tabasco sauce upon request
half pound of large shrimp, chilled and served with cocktail sauce
Italian Boneless Wings
Italian breaded white meat chicken served with a choice of marinara, ranch, or buffalo dipping sauce
Salads are served with your choice of Italian, French, Ranch, Creamy Garlic, Bleu Cheese, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, Parmesan Peppercorn, Raspberry Viniagrette, or Fat-Free Ranch dressings
Mama's Special House Salad
with chicken or shrimp, if you like
Zuppa del Giorno (Soup of the day)
daily preparation. ask your server for details.
Spaghetti or Mostaccioli
Fettuccine, Linguine, Ravioli, or Spinach Tagliatelle
fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil and drizzled with olive oil
the classic deluxe – sausage, mushrooms, and onions
sweet & savory; ham and pineapple wedges atop our classic marinara sauce
for the meat lover. Italian sausage, pepperoni, canadian bacon, and bacon
for the non- meat lover
Your choice of either marinara, alfredo sauce, or olive oil with your own combination of the ingredients below for a truly custom experience.
Sun Dried Tomatoes
All pasta dishes include: relish tray, soup or salad, and Italian bread.
Spaghetti or Mostaccioli
with your choice of: meatballs; meat sauce; sausage; fried chicken; or oil, butter, and garlic sauce
fettuccine with our homemade alfredo sauce. if you like, add chicken, shrimp, or a lobster tail.
jumbo shrinp simmered in garlic & butter, served over a bed of spaghetti
baked en casserole
your choice of meat, cheese, wild mushroom, or shrimp scampi filling
linguine tossed with olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and a vegetable medley. if you like, add chicken or shrimp.
Pasta with Clam Sauce
linguine, spaghetti, or spinach tagliatelle tossed in a delicate clam sauce
House Specialties include: choice of pasta, potato, or vegetable; relish tray; soup or salad; and Italian bread.
Mama's Veal Parmigiana
bite-sized veal sautèed in butter, wine, and mushrooms and finished with mozzarella cheese
Traditional Veal Parmigiana
pan-fried breaded veal tenderloin baked with marinara and mozzarella cheese
Mama's Tilapia Parmigiana
mild white fish, brushed with parmesan cheese & herbs and broiled
veal tenderloin breaded with our blend of Sicilian spices, then pan-fried to a golden brown
tenderloin breaded with our blend of Sicilian spices, then pan-fried to a golden brown
Mama's Pepper Steak
bite-sized tenderloin sautèed with wine, mushrooms, and green peppers
pan-fried breaded chicken breast baked with marinara and mozzarella cheese
grilled or breaded with our special blend of Sicilian spices
boneless chicken breasts topped with tomato sauce, mushrooms, green peppers, wine, and herbs
Sausage, Mushrooms, and Green Peppers
sautèed in wine & butter and topped with parmesan cheese
served with drawn butter and lemon
jumbo shrimp deep-fried to a golden brown, served with lemon and cocktail sauce
two 6 oz. cold water tails served with drawn butter
Beer Battered Haddock
Includes: choice of pasta, potato, or vegetable; relish tray; soup or salad; and italian bread. All steaks are USDA Choice, center cuts.
Sun-dried Tomato & Garlic Pork Ribeye
Filet & Sautèed Shrimp
jumbo shrimp simmered in a light butter sauce alongside a broiled 6 oz. tenderloin
New York Strip
full- or half-rack of baby back ribs in our tangy BBQ sauce
half fried chicken with a light honey-coated breading
Served with French fries.
Enjoy as-is, or with your choice of flavor: vanilla, mocha, Irish crème, raspberry, caramel, or almond.
lady fingers with mascarpone and coffee liquer
pastry shell filled with creamy ricotta, sugar, and chocolate chips
Red Raspberry Gelato Truffle
French Silk Pie
Spumoni Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake
two layers of moist cream cake with cranberries, blueberries, and cinnamon streusel filled with fruit and a lemon mascarpone cream
When Angela Gentile came to America from Tortorici, Sicily in 1921 to visit her brother, little did she realize the path her life was to take. Instead of returning to her native village in Sicily, she married James Chiolino (1895-1977) and settled in Ironwood, Michigan, where they raised their family. She would never have imagined that one day, after her children were grown, she would build a business of her own, an 'Italian Restaurant', at a time in their lives when retirement would have been paramount.
However, that is exactly what she and James did. In 1954, they sold their businesses, including the Ironwood Sport Bowl, moved to Minocqua and purchased this little bar on beautiful Curtis Lake. This little bar had been closed for many years.
It was a lovely property with a beautiful view, but the building was in shambles. An almost impossible task of rebuilding and repairing was a joy to Jim, "Papa", who proceeded to do just that. He maintained the property and enjoyed the behind the scenes labor for his entire life. He never wanted to get involved in the actual daily functions of the business, as he felt he had been a PR man long enough and wanted to do what he enjoyed most: fixing and repairing things, including employee's dolls, skates, appliances, or anything they gave him. They all loved him dearly.
Mama, on the other hand, discovered the joy of personal contact with people, and her personality was a diamond in this new venture of hers.
They named the business The Bella Vista (Beautiful View). She began cooking pizzas for her customers and the fever of this "fun venture" led her into cooking many foods from her native Sicily. One of her earlier customers, Doc Mellis, a ventriloquist, began calling her "Mama" - the name would remain with her forever. The business then became "Mama's Bella Vista" and later just "MAMA'S." She went from serving about 10 people a day to remodeling, adding space, growing to serving hundreds a day - and loving every minute of it.
In the early sixties they were joined by their son, Thomas, and daughter, Irene Clothier, to help them manage and run the ever growing business. As always, Mama loved visiting with her beloved customers, a custom she endeared her entire life. Customers would wait for her to visit their tables to exchange greetings and compliment her on the delicious food.
Mama's reputation grew steadily. She had been honored on many occasions; being written up in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Chicago Tribune, where they covered her graciousness, culinary arts, the restaurant's beautiful view, and her ever growing popularity. Her employees were very special to Mama and were made to feel important to the entire family - a reason why Mama's has had the good fortune of having several 20 year employees. They represented her and in return she made them part of her family.
The family is still operating Mama's in basically the same way that Mama did, trying to make all of the guests feel "at home away from home" as she did so well. Tom's wife Judy, Mama's grandson Tony and his wife Cheryl are all physically involved in operating the restaurant, still serving her famous recipes, and trying to convey Mama's message to all of her beloved customers...
Wisconsin supper club food is a quaint novelty, and in the land of supper clubs, Mama's reigns as King.
Joey C., Long Lake, MNfull review on yelp.com
We took a group of 22 to this restaurant and the service was nothing short of friendly and efficient.
Eagle E., Marshall, WIfull review on yelp.com
Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere.
Epicure S., Park Ridge, ILfull review on yelp.com
If you are in the area and looking for a scenic view from your table, home town hospitality and some excellent food - give Mama's Supper Club a try, I think you'll enjoy the experience.
Ted T., Madison, WIfull review on yelp.com
Nice little dining room overlooking a small lake and the evening sunset. Of course, a U-shaped bar almost as big as the dining room. Friendly, friendly vibe.
Brenda B., Twin Cities, MNfull review on yelp.com
We would be happy to host your next special event or banquet. Any party size is more than welcome at Mama's.
or call us at (715) 356-5070
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