Saucy Mama's Pizzeria

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Saucy Mama's Pizzeria exterior
pizza, wings, salad
lasagna and garlic bread
Saucy Mama's Pizzeria interior


Since 2008, Saucy Mama's Pizzeria has been crafting hand-tossed, stone oven-cooked pizzas that delight Big Bear diners.  

The inception of Saucy Mama's is as humble as it is heartwarming. The owner, Diane Murray, driven by a love for cooking pizzas, started by serving these homemade delights to friends, family, and neighbors. 

Coupled with their encouragement and her grandmother's sauce recipe, she became a restaurateur and opened Saucy Mama's Pizzeria. 

The pizzeria has earned a reputation for its delectable, hand-tossed pizzas, where memories are made and traditions are born. 

Diane also relied upon her art background to create a fun, artsy vibe at Saucy Mama's Pizzeria, which makes visiting all the more appealing. 

Growing from a small home kitchen to a culinary landmark in Big Bear is a journey marked by dedication, community support, and an unwavering commitment to quality. You'll taste this and more with every bite of pizza and pasta. 


The exterior of Saucy Mama's Pizzeria is stunning, with its brick and natural wood facade and large windows that offer glimpses of the deliciousness awaiting inside. Stepping into this beloved pizza joint, you're immediately enveloped in a laid-back yet lively ambiance. The interior is a feast for the eyes, adorned with vibrant album cover art from the 70s and 80s, creating a nostalgic and hip environment.

The restaurant's rock 'n' roll ambiance is further complemented by great music, adding to the enjoyable dining experience.

Saucy Mama's continues to impress with its inviting outdoor patio. This dog-friendly dining area allows pet owners to enjoy their meals amidst Big Bear's stunning scenery. 

Saucy Mama's Pizzeria: Menu & Drinks 

The pizzeria takes pride in offering a wide array of hand-tossed pizzas, a variety of subs, pasta dishes, and an impressive selection of drinks to complement your meal.

One of the must-try items on the menu is their hand-tossed, stone oven-baked pizza, renowned for its crispy, flavorful crust. While you'll find classics like pepperoni, Saucy Mama's Pizzeria offers artisan pies that redefine and put a twist on noteworthy standards.  

Alongside their famous pizzas, Saucy Mama's also offers various appetizers and sandwiches like meatball sub and turkey Provolone, not to mention calzones.  

If pizza isn't your thing, check out pasta dishes crafted with their homemade sauce. Standouts like Grandma's Spaghetti showcase a housemade meat-veggie sauce that had been in the family for over 70 years! 

Regarding drinks, there's something for everyone. Kids will love options like a Shirley Temple, chocolate milk, and assorted soft drinks. Adult beverages range from an impressive beer list to wine and mimosa options. 

When the crowd craves pizza, pasta, and more, and you need a hip, vibrant setting, get to Saucy Mama's Pizzeria for a memorable dining experience. 

Local Tips

  • After dining at Saucy Mama's, take your meal receipt to the North Pole Fudge Co. next door for a 10% discount on a sweet treat.
  • The patio at Saucy Mama's is a serene environment, perfect for dining. It's dog-friendly and heated during the winter, making it an excellent choice year-round.
  • Saucy Mama's Pizzeria is quite popular, especially on weekends. Expect to wait for seating, but your patience will be rewarded with delicious pizzas and other Italian dishes.
  • Parking can be hectic around the restaurant. However, a decent number of free parking spots are available in the lots behind the restaurant.


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