MAMA's bistro, wine & spirit shop - Ten visits
This review is long overdue; somehow (well, actually, let's blame the hubby Wayne, he forgot), we didn't review our favourite wine shop in Belgrade. However, this is not just a wine shop but also a fantastic family-owned fine dining restaurant.
While the warm and friendly father is in front of the house, his son is busy creating mouthwatering meals for the lucky guests.
During the warmer seasons, this place is a hot spot for locals who want to enjoy an always pleasant breeze sweeping up this beautiful tree-lined laneway in the centre of Belgrade. Whilst chatting, laughing, and enjoying lovely wine and fine-quality meals lovingly prepared by the chef.
You're in for an incredible food journey, from freshly carved ham, and homemade pasta, to a mouthwatering, tender steak and divine desserts, including presentation.
All meals are accompanied by a large selection of homemade oils and a wide range of salts. Our only regret is not eating here more, especially at the remarkable price point and location.
With such a broad selection of wines, international and local, you are spoilt for choice, or maybe enjoy a nice Aperol spritz while sitting under one of the green leafy trees covering the outside of the restaurant.
Sitting outside on a summer's evening or late afternoon is divine; however, on those colder months come along, don't miss the opportunity to sit inside for a warm and cosy atmosphere with white table cloths, beautiful glassware and excellent service.
Pricing is very reasonable and can become quite popular in the high season, so a reservation is required if you want to sit outside and people watch.
As per its name, this is also a wine shop that became our wine cellar. The team will help guide you through the extensive collection of wines and even a few spirits (if you get a chance, try the Serbian gin).
Definitely recommend MAMA's, you will be in for a delightful dining experience, and you won't be able to help yourself by taking a few wines home.