Mother’s Pizza 701 Queenston Road

Mother’s Pizza is back. Described as a “Pizza Parlour and Spaghetti House,” the restaurant re-opened in April and so many people were feeling nostalgic for its return. It is now located on busy Queenston Road among several restaurant chains along the street. The cozier atmosphere of Mother’s is a welcomed alternative.


The space has a rustic feel, with brick walls, wooden floors and tables, but modern with its chandeliers. Keeping with nostalgia, the big screen television plays classic black and white movies. Pieces of decor include kitchen utensils, old books, and a typewriter.


My family and I shared the Mozzarella Sticks with marinara sauce for dipping to start. For my main meal, I chose one of four Mother’s Signature Pizzas, “Mrs. Maloney’s,” which has cheese, tomato sauce, bacon, tomato slices, green peppers and an extra cheese.

My mom ordered the “Mother Nature” which includes mushrooms, green peppers, onions, sliced tomatoes and olives. You can also create your own pizza instead by choosing from a list of toppings.

My dad went with one of Mother’s Classic Panzarottis, which comes with marinara sauce for dipping. Is a panzarotti the same as a calzone? At any rate, the thought of a calzone made me giggle, thinking of Ben from Park & Rec.

Mozzarella Sticks
Mozzarella Sticks

The pizzas were soft, gooey, cheesy and delicious! We were stuffed with a small pizza each. Just enough to hit the spot.

There was no room left for anything else but along with some classic dessert options, their Old Fashioned Milk Shakes and Old Fashioned Floats sound like a treat. Plus they have Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke, a nice throwback.

I would like to venture into the pasta side of Mother’s next time, but I think I’ll be busy enough for a while, working my way through those pizzas!

– Kristin

"Mrs. Maloney's" Pizza
“Mrs. Maloney’s” Pizza

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Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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