Why a surprise? I LOVED the Vodka Sauce even though I rarely order tomato-based sauces. You can ask for it on any of the pastas.
Mama is in the back of a courtyard on the right. From the street you would never know it's there.
The small rolls are very tasty, so be sure to save stomach room for your meal.
Restrooms are outside ... on a cold stormy night this is inconvenient
The service can be slow - the staff is friendly, so we just enjoyed the opportunity for a long conversation.