Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant Opening in Canton

Update 7/13/17: Mamma Onesta’s is OPEN.

Mamma Onesta‘s Italian Restaurant, a family restaurant from the Chicago suburb Lockport, Illinois, is opening a second location in downtown Canton where Mancini’s’ Italian Restaurant was located.

We spoke to co-owner Frank DeGrassi, who explained that his best friend, Mario Buonauro, has always wanted to open an Italian restaurant and found the perfect spot in Canton. Currently, Buonauro runs a hot dog shop inside The Best Dang Bakery in Woodstock and has worked with DeGrassi in the past. With the DeGrassi restaurant model and family support, they are aiming for a June opening.

Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant has been owned by the DeGrassi Family since 2008. Mamma Onesta means ‘honest mother’ in Italian. The Degrassi’s named the restaurant after Frank’s hard working, honest mother Erminia DeGrassi. Frank DeGrassi, his wife Mary and their 6 kids work in the restaurant. The family members will be coming down from Illinois to help Buonauro open the location, stating that downtown Canton has a very similar feel to their Lockport location.
From their website:
At Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, our highest priority is satisfied customers. Superior customer service and food is the hallmark of Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant. 
You can follow their Facebook page for their original location until a local one is set up for updates.  Canton has been booming with excitement lately with the opening of several other restaurants, as well as more to come. Mamma Onesta’s will be located 250 E Main St, Canton, GA 30114. Check out their extensive dinner menu that has been featured on Chicago’s Best of SW Suburbs. Can you say “Holy Cannoli”? 
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