Veteran restaurateur Roger Stilson is bringing his popular Mama Stortini’s Restaurant and Bar to Federal Way. This will be the fourth Mama Stortini’s restaurant locally-owned by Stilson’s Specialty Restaurant Group. Mama Stortini’s opens in May at 1911 S. 320th St. in Federal Way.
“We are excited to bring Mama’s Italian favorites to Federal Way,” Stilson said in a press release. “The area near the Commons is brimming with dining, shopping and entertainment choices, and we think our menu of authentic Italian and Northwest flavors will be popular. Mama’s is owned and operated here in the Puget Sound – and bringing Western Washington guests a wonderful local restaurant is important to us.”
Specialty Restaurant Group opened the first Mama Stortini’s in Puyallup in 2004, followed by Kent (at Kent Station) in 2009, and more recently Seattle (at Northgate Mall) in 2014.
“Federal Way along 320th has become the area’s favorite retail and entertainment destination,” Stilson said. He describes Mama Stortini’s as “a go anytime, order anything restaurant featuring Italian favorites made with local ingredients. We will provide a friendly, casual and comfortable ambiance with rich Northwest design accents, and our large bar will be perfect for drop-in snack dining, lively socializing, and watching sporting events.”
Food and beverage Director Derek Stewart describes Mama’s menu as, “Featuring familiar Italian classics with a creative Northwest influence. Mama Stortini’s has proven to be popular by offering a wide range of choices at affordable prices.”
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell said in the press release that the city is “excited to welcome Mama Stortini’s to Federal Way. We look forward to enjoying an Italian and Northwest favorite restaurant in our community and giving our residents one more outstanding choice for their dining needs.”
Prior to launching Specialty Restaurant Group in 2004, Stilson’s career included a 20-year plus stint at Restaurants Unlimited as vice president of operations for Palomino and as senior vice president – marketing. He is a Northwest native graduating from the University of Washington in 1981.