A car crashed into the front of Mama Leone’s on J.T. Connell Highway late Friday night.

There were no reported injuries. NBC 10 has reported that A Jacksonville, Florida man has been issued a citation after driving into the front of the restaurant.

Cindy at Mama Leone’s told us over the phone that the restaurant will be closed until further notice and had no further comment at this time.

Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for updates on when they will reopen.

About Mama Leone’s

John and Marina Reves came to the United States from the Old Country in the early 1960’s. They had a dream of opening up a family-style pizza restaurant, but like most immigrants, they had little money to make their dream come true. However, they did not let that stop them. They worked day and night and saved every penny and opened their first restaurant in 1965. Soon, the restaurant became a family affair, with each family member bringing special qualities to the business. Their son Steve has expanded the business to include ten additional restaurants in several different states. Daughters Paulina and Joanna have helped them earn a reputation of quality and commitment to service that is second to none. “We are proud of our reputation and will continue to bring you the best possible service we can.”

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