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Casa Calabria

Our Story

Casa Calabria is one of 23 restaurants owned and operated by the Johnson, Barbiere, and Fernandez families. Located throughtout the Upper Peninsula and the Milwaukee area, the first of the family restaurants was opened in 1948 on Division Street in Ishpeming by our grandparents, Felix and Concetta Sarvello Barbiere, selling cudighis out of their storefront.

Since then, over 20 other restaurants have been added to the family portfolio with the most recent opening in 2014 in Mequon, WI. Casa Calabria and the Villa Capri in Marquette and Tino's and Mama Mia's in Ishpeming have kept the Barbiere tradition alive and well.

We are proud to have had five uncles, four cousins and ourselves, Jim, Joan and Phil Johnson as owners of these unaffiliated but family connected restaurants.

And now, we are fortunate to have the third generation, Jim and Joan's children Amy Oman, Eliot Krol, and Jimmy Johnson, along with his wife Angela Bertucci Johnson, continuing the family tradition here at the Casa.

Thank you for visting our site,
The Johnson Family


OUR FAMILY RESTAURANTS

1948 - 1964
Felix's Cudighis, Ishpeming, MI

1954 - 1967
Mama Mia's, North Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1960 - 1962
Barbiere's Italian Restaurant, Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1962 - 1985
Barbiere's Italian Restaurant, Bluemound Ave, Wauwatosa, WI

1965
Barbiere's Italian Inn, Bluemound Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1966
Tino's Pizza, Iron St, Negaunee, MI

1967 - 1970
Villa Capri, Third St, Marquette, MI

1967
Mama Mia's, Silver Spring Dr, Milwaukee, WI

1969
Mama Mia's, Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI

1970
Villa Capri, US 41 West, Marquette, MI

1972
Mama Mia's, Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1974
Mama Mia's, Randall St, Waukesha, WI

1981
Mama Mia's, Pearl St, Ishpeming, MI

1981
Casa Calabria, Third St, Marquette, MI

1985 - 1990
Something Italian, Division St, Sheboygan, WI

1999
Mama Mia's, Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI

2000
Mama Mia's, Oklahoma Ave, Cudahy, WI

2001
Mama Mia's, Bluemound Ave, Brookfield, WI

2005
Mama Mia's, Summit St, Wales, WI

2012
Barbiere's Italian Inn, Milwaukee Ave, Milwaukee, WI

2012
Mama Mia's, Main St, Washington, WI

2013
Mama Mia's, Racine Ave, Muskego, WI

2014
Mama Mia's, Mequon Ave, Mequon, WI