The brothers from Bologna

Mamma's Story

An Italian grandmother's kitchen, in the center of Oslo

Mamma Pizza was opened because Luca and Davide Zannini wanted to bring the authentic taste of Italy to pizza loving Norway. Born and raised in Bologna, they spent their childhood in their grandmother’s kitchen; the “Mamma” who inspired it all. Hiding under her table, stealing pieces of mortadella to snack on, they learned the true Italian secrets of cooking.

The most authentic ingredients and recipes

As adults they moved to Norway and longed for the italian “street food” of their childhood: creamy burrata cheese topping pizzas with sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes. Chewy pasta carbonara with crispy bacon and spicy black pepper. They wanted to make this kind of quality, authentic Italian food available for the people of Oslo and invite them into “Mamma’s” kitchen. A warm and friendly meeting place, like the trattorias they spent hours in during their youth in Bologna.

The secrets of true Italian cooking

And so, the Mama Pizza journey began, in downtown Oslo on Dronnigens Gate. Soon, they opened a second location at Steen & Strom. Both places serve Italian dishes you thought you could only find in Italy: pizza doughs that rise for 36 hours and cook in 3 minutes in an Italian pizza oven. Pastas that have 10 eggs per kilo of flour. The brothers import all their ingredients from Italy and have staffed both locations with friends and family: Norwegians and Italians!

Come for the pizza and pasta, stay for gelato, return for the warm feelings.


You are one of the family at Mamma Pizza!