When savory marinara and stringy, melted, fresh mozzarella are calling your name, you can heed the call in Foley on our Italian Food Trail.

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Lunch – Prime your appetite for Italian at Mamma Mia! Pizzeria. Opened in 2016, this locally owned eatery offers fresh sandwiches, subs and pizza, making it great for lunch or dinner. Caprese salad lovers shouldn’t pass up the caprese sandwich. Just like the name suggests, the homemade bread is layered with beefsteak tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil, and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. All sandwiches are served on fresh baked bread and packed with flavor.

246 W. Laurel Avenue • 251-971-7492

Dinner – When you dig into the lasagna at Portabella’s Restaurant, you may have to take a look around the restaurant to make sure you weren’t transported straight to Italy – because that’s exactly what it tastes like. With entrees like seafood ravioli and chicken parmesan, your taste buds will thank you. You can even build your own pizzas and create your own pastas at Portabella’s.

201 S. McKenzie St. • 251-943-7773

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Lunch – If you love craft beer and handcrafted pizza, put Mellow Mushroom in your GPS. Here, you’ll find a diverse selection of brews along with specialty pizzas, sandwiches, calzones, salads and pitas. For a departure from the ordinary, try the Magical Mystery Tour pizza. The pesto base is topped with button and portabella mushrooms, feta, mozzarella, spinach and jalapenos.

2303 S. McKenzie St. • 251-970-1414

Dinner Gelato Joe’s is a locals’ favorite and a must-try during your Foley vacation. Rows of fresh-made sides and colorful salads line the cases at the counter. Decadent Italian desserts will tempt you to have dessert first, and nearly a dozen flavors of gelato are the cherry on top of your visit. The menu consists of authentic Italian recipes, including chicken florentine, eggplant parmesan and stuffed manicotti.

202 E. Michigan Avenue • 251-971-5637