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~About Mamma Rita~

   Mamma Rita was born in Italy in the central region of Lazio in the spring of 1950. As a true Italian woman, she spent her days learning to care for the land and for her family. Rita has cultivated nearly six decades of skill in the garden and the kitchen- her authentic touch is evident in all that she does. From growing and canning tomatoes, to making her own lasagna from scratch, Mamma Rita’s genuine passion for homemade goodness has filled the hearts- and the bellies- of many! Grazie, Mamma!


Mamma Rita & her Daughter Christina

Meet the Mamma Rita Crew!


    Mamma Rita is well renowned for her authentic Italian bread. For almost 50 years she has perfected the art of making, kneading, shaping, and baking dough- her mastery is clear in the golden loaves we proudly serve. Founded upon Mamma Rita’s “magic touch”, our family bakery is the humble product of her wisdom.


   Christina is Rita’s daughter and a proud inheritor of her Mamma’s Italian expertise. As the owner and sales representative of Mamma Rita’s Baking Co., Christina spends her days making Calabrese dough, delivering fresh bread to local markets, and managing business logistics. Christina is the warm, smiling face behind our bread whose commitment to sharing her mother’s authentic food with the world has brought our bakery to life.


   Papa Benny is Christina’s father and an indispensable member of our team. When he is not making dough, Benny is lifting, cleaning, washing, and helping keep production running smoothly. A jack of many trades, Benny’s selfless and reliable efforts are fundamental to our success. Keep an eye out for Benny happily driving our Mamma Rita’s distribution truck around Metro Detroit!


   Christina’s son Michael is the head baker & overseer of Mamma Rita’s Baking Co. After seeking education and cooking/baking skills at Schoolcraft College, Michael applies his education to his hands-on experience in the kitchen with Mamma Rita. Michael’s sharp skill and zeal is the power behind our production and we look forward to seeing where his passion takes him.

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   Christina’s eldest son Thomas is the man that brings bread from our family to yours. He rises before the sun to slice, bag, and distribute fresh bread every morning the bread is made. Thomas is the critical link in the chain that connects our bread to local markets, and eventually to your table. The importance of his role in our family bakery cannot be disregarded, and we thank him for his honorable service!

Reviews and Compliments


"A huge shout out to Christina Ciccarelli of Mamma Rita's who provided the delicious, from-scratch Itlaian fare for our wedding!!!! Christina you are the sweetest, so gracious and the food and bread was gorgeous! Everyone loved it. I give Mamma Rita's 5 stars. Also, the price was excellent." 



"Thank you so much for the food today- it was awesome as always and everyone was so pleased! They all enjoyed it very much."



"The food was absolutely delicious. We received a lot of compliments. Thank you!"


-The following comments are from customers who ordered from              Mamma Rita's Catering service-

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