Mama Brava's Pizza and Wings
The first Mama Brava's opened in in the mid-70's as a small family restaurant in NY. Since that time, the restaurant branched out to include numerous states along East Coast, the mid-west and Canada. Mama Brava's was asked to serve a five year contract with the prestigious West Point Academy where it received the highest rating for culinary excellence ever presented to a franchise in the history of the institution. As the youngest of 13 children, Karim Mawji was quickly recognized as a major talent in the family business. He reduced the oil in the fresh pizza dough recipe, and added fresh vegetables as natural sweeteners to the marinara.
In 1988, he moved to the Carolinas with his wife. They operated their restaurant in several locations along the coast, eventually settling into the small hamlet of Shallotte, NC. With more than 30 years of performing his craft upon a brick oven, Karim has earned the title of Master Pizza Chef.
The popular wing sauce recipe for wings and ribs can be credited to Karim's partner and wife, Debora. In a spur of the moment decision to raise money for the American Red Cross, he decided to compete with the "big boys" along Myrtle Beach's famed "Restaurant Row". But since he had never cooked wings before, he called Debora on the phone and asked her to come up with a recipe for wings... pronto! Off the top of her head, she suggested a combination of ingredients that, in a blind taste test, earned them the highly coveted "Best on the Beach" Buffalo Wing trophy, snatching the title from a major national franchise. Imagine their surprise! But make no mistake. Good taste is no accident.
Mama Brava's offers quality ingredients and lots of experience. So whether you seek brick oven pizza, an old world calzone, or award winning wings, come on down to enjoy the ambiance of family and friends in the cozy little hamlet on the Shallotte River in coastal NC, located half way between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.