A long-time Salem restaurant is bringing a taste of Italy to the Star City.
Mamma Maria's Italian restaurant is expanding to Piccadilly Square on Franklin Road. The restaurant will move into the space where SoRo Chill and Grill used to be.
The owner says they look forward to adding something new to the shopping center. "I think Roanoke, this part, doesn't have any good Italian, as far as pizza, pasta, so I thought it was a good opportunity," said Dominic Marletta.
The restaurant will open in mid-June. There's now only one space vacant at Piccadilly Square.