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Sep 7, 2011 05:47 PM

Mamma D's in Pipersville

I have ben a long time customer at Mamma D's and have loved every bit of it - the kitchy decor, the farm animals and bocce court out back, the gregarious chef/owner. Restaurant Impossible went in a few months back and revamped everything. I have been there a few times since the reveal and think they did a nice job with the decor, but they got rid of the farm animals out back (which was a favorite of my 2 y/o daughter!). Anyone been before/after the reveal? Any other impressions? I am looking forward to watching the episode (which airs tonight) but am nervous... and hoping they did not find any sanitation issues in the kitchen!

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  1. AG, They ALWAYS finds sanitation issues! Makes for good "reality" television. I don't watch the program, but I have seen the ads. I suggest you don't watch.

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    1. re: crazyspice

      I agree, I get so skeeved out by dirty kitchens. But I did watch it, and the kitchen was clean, hooray! It seems the son (the chef) runs a pretty good kichen. Their biggest issue seemed to be with the fact that they had farm animals out back, that honestly did not bother me that much.

      We are actually hosting a party at Mamma D's next weekend and I told all of our guests to watch... I was nervous that the restaurant would come off poorly but they did okay!

      1. re: AmblerGirl

        I missed the episode. I will try to catch it this weekend. They usually run it again. Glad to hear the kitchen was clean!

    2. I watched this episode of restaurant impossible; a really incredible transformation. I dont' live anywhere near so have never been there. The smell of the farm animals would have been a huge turn off for me. Robert made the owner give up control of the kitchen to his cooking school educated son and that seemed to have made all the difference in the food!

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      1. re: rocknroll52

        Along with 3D Tv.. I must have mist the sniff around tv .. is that a new Sony enhancement?

        As a customer of Mamma Ds.. I never smelled farm animals in the dining room. The greatest risk is that you end up with an incident similar to what happened at Freddie Hill where unwashed hands petting animals lead to a germ outbreak. .. But smelling the farm animals through the tv.. come on!

        1. re: cwdonald

          Um, I think (s)he meant if (s)he was to have eaten at the restaurant, the smell of farm animals would have been a turn off?

          And I really can't believe you missed sniff around tv . . . it came out just months after HD Tasteavision ;)