Mamai means mother in gaelic, but it also has AMA (love) in its name, as the two owners explan, and it was this love for good food that made them take Alice's old location, of which they were regular clients and turn it into the place they always dreamed of.
Mamai that reminds of Alice, like the amuse-bouches, the dishes and some of the decorations. Its location away from the bustle of the city center and the atmosphere inside make it a perfect place for a romantic dinner or even a business dinner. Service is spotless, perhaps a bit impersonal but I guess if you're on a romantic dinner you don't want the staff to grab a seat and chat with you right? (but of course they'll suggest and explain the dishes or wine pairings to you if you ask).
We were surprisingly full (let's just say it, portions aren't your typical osteria's but somehow they manage to get you satisfied - I really don't know who would order a half portion of these dishes...) so we didn't order dessert but got some sweet treats - like at Alice's - with our coffee. Good wine list, prices a bit high but there are some fair options.
In all, a nice evening, good food and OK prices considering quality and the fact that they have popular deals on Groupon and The Fork, check 'em out and book your table! (business lunch menus also available).Mamai
Via Adige 9. Milan.
Tel +39 02 8721 3909
Online Booking: http://www.mamaimilano.it/it/prenota/
Monday - Saturday 12.00-14.00 / 20.00-23.00 - Closed Sundays.