This spot offers pastas, pizzas, risottos, meats and fish dishes in a quaint and lovely setting. And every weekday, guests of MoMo can enjoy discounted cocktails and light bites during their apertivi hour.
MoMo’s apertivi hour takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. most weekdays, and until 8 p.m. Wednesdays. During this time, select cocktails are available for $3-$7 and small plates are available for $2-$6.
Notable plates on this list include lamb meatballs served with house yogurt sauce, mint pesto and pink peppercorns ($6). Another good choice is the MoMo mussels ($6), a plate of Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in a white wine, citrus, fennel and chili broth. Lighter starter plates include the antipasto bowl ($3), a zesty mix of Marcona almonds, house-marinated olives, cheese, salami and focaccia.
On the expected side is the house-made sangria ($5), a sweet, fruity elixir, refreshing and bursting with berry flavor. MoMo also offers a Negroni-esque cocktail: Instead of gin, the Negroni sbagliato is made with sparkling wine, cocchi rosa and cappelleti aperitivo ($7). MoMo’s Negroni sbagliato is easy to sip and leaves you feeling calm and relaxed, not feeling like you just got hit by a truck.
While MoMo may not be in a prominent bar district such as Uptown or Deep Ellum, their happy hour is certainly worth a try. Their hearty bites paired with their light, refreshing and inexpensive cocktails make for a lovely date night or a good post-work outing with friends.
MoMo Italian Kitchen, 8989 Forest Lane, Suite 130 (Lake Highlands)