Food & Drink

Mama Mia’s in Myrtle Beach offers delicious pizza, pasta, subs and more

By Emily Smith

For The Sun News

Mama Mia Pizzeria Big Mama
Mama Mia Pizzeria Big Mama Emily Smith

Even off the main thoroughfares of Myrtle Beach, the throng of beachgoers will find great places to dine and even stay up late, enjoying drinks and friends. Away from much of the bustle but close enough to be convenient, Mama Mia Pizzeria is tucked in a strip off Robert M. Grissom Parkway, between Broadway and the mall.

The pizza-slinging duo behind Mama Mia opened their restaurant in 2007, which now has three locations in Myrtle Beach, two of which are in hotels on Ocean Boulevard that visitors love to use for getting hot pizza delivered straight to their hotel rooms.

The restaurant on the parkway can be considered a local favorite but plenty of tourists make sure to drop by as well. This Mama Mia comes complete with a full bar for adults and an ice cream bar for the kids.

As the name indicates, Mama Mia has a mouthwatering list of pizza, plus toasted subs, pasta, salads, and appetizers. The specialties rival all the big name pizza shops in the area, with heavy hitters like the Godfather that comes topped with steak and shrimp, or the Buddha Pie with Thai chili sauce, chicken, red peppers, sweet yellow onions, and some peanuts on top.

The Big Mama is their version of a supreme pizza and comes with a fantastic mixture of meats, vegetables, even cheeses. This pie is the only one that doesn’t come available in a personal size, but with so many flavors on one crust, having more of this delicious pizza isn’t a bad thing.

If any of the 21 specialty pizzas don’t tantalize your taste buds, take a gander at the multitude of toppings Mama Mia has listed for those who would prefer to create their own. The restaurant has a nice variety of sauces, meats, and vegetables so make sure to keep an eye on the prices when deciding.

Mama Mia’s touch continues on to the subs and salads, with their take on a Philly Cheesesteak, and the delicious Mama Mia Salad. The team is good at making the dishes come out as promptly as they can with smiles. Plus the ingredients used are obviously fresh, given how crisp the vegetables were both in the salads and on the pizzas.

Evenings and nights are when this restaurant really starts to liven up, with sports on all the screens and friends getting together after work. Specials will be written on different boards with neat writing, which often also includes a dessert for those who would like something other than Mama Mia’s ice cream or milkshakes.

With so many beloved and delicious pizzeria options and such friendly staff, Mama Mia doesn’t need to be near the main tourist attractions to gain customers. They are, however, conveniently located under a fitness center just in case you feel the need to work off some pizza then go back for some ice cream.

If You Eat

What | Mama Mia Pizzeria

Where | 1155 Robert M. Grissom Parkway

Hours | 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily

Information |, 843-626-2642