Gordon Ramsey spent a week giving Mama Maria's a make-over for his "Kitchen Nightmares" show, the Italian eatery at 307 Court Street in Carroll Gardens has re-opened for business.
From the outside, it looks as though the place got a paint job, new tables and chairs. (To see 'before' photos, click here.)
According to reader Timothy, who has taken a tour after the remodel, "the menu looks great. Per Ramsay's MO, it's simplified, one page, and *much* shorter, now with only 4 or 5 pasta dishes and the same number of primori. Both the pizzeria and main dining room decor have been updated, and all dishes are made fresh, same day. The wine list is the same, but on a separate menu page, and easier to see what's offered. I can't wait to try the new menu."
An anonymous reader was less impressed and writes: "The new sign leaves much to be desired. And I saw what I assume to be new tables covered in a newspaper print that are also ugly. Usually, I think the show does a great job with the re-designs, but this isn't looking so good. I've never eaten at Mama Maria's(it never seemed too appealing), but I'd like to try it with the new menu (even if the new decor doesn't seem too promising)."
One review on Yelp gushed about the new interior of the restaurant, which "looks like a trendy-artsy graffiti muraled Brooklyn street."
Have you been? What do you think of Ramsey's make-over?