La Bonne Mère, Marseille, 3/23/19

exterior
exterior

La Bonne Mère is a tiny place with about 6 tables – very casual. It is mostly a place for excellent pizza run by partners in life, Jérémie Piazza and Mahéva Angelmann.  The walls are pretty much covered with mementos and art, with one wall being formed by a long stainless bar and that holds the register and wine bottles. The tables differ, some being wood and others metal, some clothed and others bare. It is a wonderfully cozy spot but if you want a table, reservations are a must – even at lunch.  The rest of the business is take out.  In the back of the restaurant is the giant pizza oven, where Jérémie makes incredible pies.   The excellent crust is topped with fresh, quality ingredients.   Not much English is spoken by the owners but enough for us to get by (especially with the help of another customer).  However even with a language barrier, we couldn’t have felt more welcome. Wine selection is limited but very adequate.

interior
interior
interior
interior
inteior
interior
table sset up
table set up
antoehr table
another table
wife and Fankie
Mahéva and Frankie
menu cover
menu cover
menu
menu
chalk menu
chalk menu
menu on table
menu on the table
chef
chef at the counter
Frankie studied the drawings
Frankie studied the drawings
wne front
wine front
wine back
wine back

 

The Parma pizza had tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, Parmesan, arugula, olives and balsamic.  The excellent crust was chewy, tender and held up the ingredients well. Additional sheets of Parmesan were on top that really gave it extra flavor.  All the ingredients had wonderful flavors and blended well with a perfect balance of ingredients to crust.

pizza
Parma Pizza – sauce tomate, mozzarella. Apres cuisson: jambon cru, parmesan, roquette, creme de balsamique
another shot
another shot
closer
closer
husband and wife
Mahéva Angelmann and Jérémie Piazza

 

The Manon had tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. The tomatoes were outstanding as was the slight puff on the edge of the pie.  Another taste treat.

othe rpie
Manon Pizza – sauce tomate, mozzarella. Apres cuisson:  parmesan, tomate séche, pistou
another shot
another shot
closer
closer
Frankie studied all the stuff
Frankie looked over all the decorations

 

We passed on dessert but with coffee she brought out tasty amaretto cookies and chocolate covered coffee beans.  Both were tasty and fun with coffee.

dessetr menu
dessert menu
Frfankie appreciated candies with coffee
Frankie appreciated candies with coffee
coffee trreats
treats with coffee

 

As we talked on she brought out a special wine to share a glass with us.  A truly lovely and generous gesture. Total thumbs up here.

wine front
wine front
wine back
wine back
Frankie enjoyed an after dinner drink
Frankie enjoyed an after lunch drink
chef and Frankie
Chef Jérémie and Frankie

 

 

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