UPDATE: Mamma's Kitchen Wins 'Best Italian Restaurant'

Readers vote Via Veneto second, and Pema's takes third-place spot

UPDATE: Congratulations to  for winning the Best of Route 1 Patch poll this week in the "Best Italian Restaurant" category!

Voting by Patch readers began on Monday and 'Mamma's' saw 41 percent of the vote by the time the poll closed Friday at 9 a.m. Patch readers also voted for runner-up Via Veneto, which received 35 percent of the vote and Pema's received 14 percent of the vote. The crowded field also saw voting for both Primo Family Restaurant and Maggio's.

The winner will get a framed "Best of Patch" certificate, plus bragging rights.

Stay tuned for our next "Best of" poll coming up Monday—"Best Store for Children's Gifts." Voting will begin at 5 a.m. 


Have a great restaurant to recommend for authentic pasta and tiramisu? Patch wants you to pick your favorite Italian restaurant in the Route 1 area, focusing on Huntington, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Hybla Valley and Mount Vernon. You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to vote.

Which is your favorite? 


Vote for your favorite Italian restaurant in the poll below and don't forget to click on the links above and rate the restaurants on their Patch directory listing. You can even leave a review. Tell us why it's your favorite restaurant: Outstanding food, ambiance, friendly service, easy parking, reasonable prices? Let other readers know the inside scoop.

What will the winner get? Bragging rights! They'll be able to tell everyone they were voted a "Best of Route 1" by Patch readers.

And in the event of a tie in our survey, we will break the tie by counting the positive comments written both below and on the store's listing on Patch. So please let us know why you think your choice is the best. 

Because this poll is not scientific, the poll is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and your reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.


Route 1 area business owners: Chances are, you already have a business listing on Patch. Learn how to claim your business listing. Can't find your listing? Email Luisa Gaviria at: luisa.gaviria@patch.com to let her know.

John Dale February 27, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Primo's has traditionally (for decades) been known as a Greek restaurant, with Greek specialities. While Primo's might serve a very limited number of Italian dishes, I would not put it on a list of "Italian" restaurants. JBD
Jennifer February 27, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Of course, Mike's Italian was the best... Sigh.
ET1221 February 27, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I agree about Mike's, a real loss! But the Via and Mamma's are very good now that it is gone.


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