La Festa della Mamma
“La mamma è sempre la mamma.”
La Festa della Mamma in Italy falls on the second Sunday of May – while in the UK is usually held on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.
La mamma is probably the most important figure in the life of any Italian person. We are often accused of being mammoni (which means “mama’s boys’) and to stay at home way too long after turning 18 and have our moms do everything for us.
The truth is … when you have a mother who is a great cook, who understands you, loves you more than anything else in the world, who takes care of you when you’re ill – and makes the best cups of tea ever made in the history of the cups of tea – and who is always there to solve your problems (or to sort out your laundry because let’s face it, you’re still turning all your clothes pink becase of that lonely tred sock you keep forgetting in the washing machine)… well no doubt we’re still at home in our 30s!
Who would leave their family home at all?
In Italy, Mothers are without any doubt the fulcrum of the home, the burning flame of the family and represent everything that is traditionally and culturally related to it. We love our mothers and they are celebrated every day, but on Mother’s day we have one more excuse to express that endless love in a more special way. Especially nowadays, as more and more of us move away or abroad, coming back to our family homes to spend some quality time with our mammas, bring them flowers or treat them with a special dinner or gifts, is quite priceless.
This year, celebrate your lovely mamma with Antico!
Take her out for an amazing meal with us, we’re putting together a special menu just for the occasion!
Adults on Mother’s day – 3 courses for £19.95
Kids on Mother’s day – 3 courses just £9.95
Read the menu here.
*please note: a £10 deposit will be required with your booking.