The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 62
THE GREAT 611 STEAK COMPANY
FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR STEAKS
A TASTE OF ITALY IN SWVA
With hand cut steaks and an extensive salad bar,
The Great 611 offers something for everyone.
Mamma Maria's genuine Italian flavors and
extensive menu offer something for everyone.
Train-themed decor and memorabilia take you back in time to the steam era.
Mamma Maria's menu is full of authentic Italian cuisine.
THE GREAT 611 STEAK COMPANY takes you back to a time when
DOMINIC MARLETTA and his team of devoted employees work tire-
dining on a rail car was part of the journey. Train-themed decor that
lessly to bring the taste of Italy to southwest Virginia. And if awards
includes railroad memorabilia, artifacts and prints of local points of
mean anything, both Roanokers and visitors agree they have succeed-
interest are reminiscent of the steam era. Named for the Great 611,
ed-bestowing The Roanoker's 2016 Gold for Best Italian Restaurant
one of the original Norfolk & Western Class J steam locomotives built
and ranking them #3 on TripAdvisor for restaurants in the area.
in Roanoke, this restaurant lives up to its name.
The extensive menu at Mamma Maria's Italian Restaurant features
Founded in 2006 from what was once a Western Sizzlin, Great 611
authentic Italian cuisine. They know because they are the first genera-
has taken awards for Best Steak from The Roanoker magazine four
tion of Marlettas from Italy. Everything from fresh calamari to salads
years in a row. Their most popular item is the 8-ounce sirloin with
to homemade gelato tempts the most discerning of palates. Using the
salad bar. Speaking of salad bar...
freshest of ingredients, Mamma Maria's chef creates not only daily
"Most folks think we have a buffet," said Richard Judy, restaurant
specials, a lunch buffet and pizza, but generously-portioned entrees
owner, "but we don't. We have a large salad bar with over 70 items."
like Veal Domenico, Scallops Florentino and Lobster Ravioli. And for
In addition to making everything on that bar in-house, the folks
the culinary inventive types, the menu even sports a Create Your Own
at The Great 611 hand cut their steaks every day. Steaks with names
like the Pullman, Boxcar and Smokestack keep the locomotive theme
going full steam ahead.
Senior, kids, take-out, vegetarian and gluten-free menus guarantee
that Mamma Maria's has something for everyone-even a full-service
The Great 611 offers more than steaks, though. Seafood, burgers,
bar featuring locally-brewed beers. They can handle these special-
ribs and more round out a menu everyone will love. Daily lunch spe-
needs items because all of their sauces and dishes are homemade
cials and a kids menu make it the perfect place to bring the family. In
and made to order.
Located on Franklin Road, near the Tanglewood Mall exit, The Great
611 offers online ordering, party trays and catering.
For all of your private party needs, Mamma Maria's has just the
space for you. Rather than trying to rearrange the dining room furniture, take your party to their private banquet hall. Party somewhere
else? Mamma Maria's offers off-premise catering as well. Located at
THE GREAT 611 STEAK COMPANY
2025 W Main Street in Salem, Mamma Maria's is the taste of Italy in
3830 FRANKLIN RD SW, ROANOKE
540-989-4675 | THEGREAT611.COM
2025 WEST MAIN ST, SALEM
540-389-2848 | MAMMAMARIASVA.COM
GREAT 611 STEAK COMPANY & MAMMA MARIA'S: NOAH MAGNIFICO
fact, download their app for rewards and specials.