7am – 11pm
7am – 11pm
7am – 11pm
7am – 11pm
7am – 11pm
7am – 11pm

We say…

Independent Italian cafe-restaurant on Leicester’s Granby Street parade. 

Mascara Mia has been satisfying hungry appetites in Leicester city centre for some time now, serving pasta favourites such as chicken cacciatore - the original Hunter’s chicken with mushroom and peppers - beef polpette (meatballs) and Spaghetti Bolognese.

These are rivalled by Mascara Mia’s pizzas which are freshly baked to order right before your eyes in an open flame log oven. With an array of artisan patisserie, cakes and - surely it goes without saying - speciality gelato to tempt you, it’s easy to stay on for dessert here, too.

The interior feels clean and simple with a touch of tradition in the dark wood furniture. There’s a sandwich bar-style counter allowing you to customise your pizza toppings and this adds to the cafe feel such that Mascara Mia is a good choice if you’re looking for a laid back vibe.

Open from 7am until late, Mascara Mia offers excellent value for money on all of its dishes, including a “Happy Hour” on pizzas, paninis and rolls which somehow runs from 9am-5pm every single day. Bon Appetit indeed!

last updated: 04 Mar 2020
99 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FD
0116 233 5786