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Our Story

Stanford, Kentucky has become a food destination for those passionate about local and natural dining. Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria features a menu that is an eclectic blend of Italian tradition and modern American cuisine.

Our upbeat, casual, modern environment wrapped in old-world décor creates a dining experience unlike any other. Mama DeVechio’s is part of a family of businesses located in the heart of historic Stanford, Kentucky.

Our Purpose

Good food you can feel good about.

Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria is committed to using only the finest ingredients available and, whenever possible, produce and meats are sourced from local farmers and producers. House-prepared pies and salads are always fresh and delicious.

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At Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria, you’ll find good food prepared by local cooks using ingredients grown and produced by partners who meet the strictest standards. Your support provides employment for local residents, revenue for our community, and helps beautify and preserve historic downtown Stanford, Kentucky.

Our Pizzas

Hand crafted

Pizzas from Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria are crafted by hand, using non-GMO flour dough and ingredients sourced from local farmers and artisans whenever possible.

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The pizzas at Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria are an expression of those involved in crafting them. The menu, crafted by Chef William Hawkins, changes regularly to reflect a full range of seasonal, local produce. Each menu item is made from scratch, ensuring patrons leave feeling satisfied and looking forward to their next visit.

Marksbury Farm Meats

Mama DeVechio’s works hard to utilize local ingredients and partners with Marksbury Farms to source our meats.

Marksbury Farm isn’t just a farm. Nearly half of all the livestock processed by Marksbury is raised by the farmers who are team members of Marksbury Farm. These farms all comply with the same strict standards of free-range pasture settings. Livestock get to act like themselves and are never fed in confinement – an important difference that confers health benefits to the animal, the land and to you.

Our Dough

Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria goes above and beyond to serve our customers great tasting food they can feel good about. These strict standards begin with our signature dough. we use premium non-GMO flour to create an all-natural dough that is unbleached and unbromated. Based on recipes researched in Italy, all our doughs are hand-stretched, brushed with real olive oil, and seasoned with our “Mama D’s Dust” house seasoning. It’s a difference you can taste in every bite.

Our People

A talented and passionate team

Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria is a locally-owned restaurant headed by Chef William Hawkins in partnership with local writer and business owner, Angela Correll and her entrepreneur husband Jess. Together, they have built a team that includes some of the areas most dedicated, talented and passionate people in the local, natural dining space.

Who is Mama DeVechio?

Mama (Rossella) DeVechio is a character in Angela Correll’s book, Guarded from the May Hollow Trilogy based on a fictional town in Kentucky much like Stanford.

Mama DeVechio a first-generation Italian, with a robust love for Italy and Kentucky, and a desire to feed people!  Keep Mama D happy and let her share some of her favorite pizza recipes with you.

Our Places

Welcome to Stanford, Kentucky

Mama DeVechio’s is part of a family of businesses located in the heart of downtown Stanford, Kentucky. These businesses began with the mission to invigorate Stanford’s small downtown, with hospitality, commitment to creating unique experiences, handmade products, and farm-to-table meals.

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Kentucky Soaps and Such

Visit our store to shop for all natural bath products as well as other local Kentucky products. Take a self-guided tour of our soapmaking facility or call ahead for a group tour.


Goat Milk Soap by the Ounce
Visit our store to purchase soap by the ounce! Just choose your favorite scent from our expanded selection of raw bar soaps, show us how much you want and we will do the rest!
Kentucky Products
Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, gourmet food, home goods, books, gifts, stationery and more.


Location: 203. W. Main St. Stanford KY
Tel: 606-365-0808
Email: [email protected]

The Bluebird Cafe

Stop for breakfast or lunch at Bluebird Cafe! At the Bluebird, we take great pride in being a restaurant where fresh comes first. Featuring Marksbury Farm meats and food sourced from other local providers, our food is made from scratch with high quality ingredients.


Mon-Thu: 7:30am-4:00pm
Fri-Sat: 7:30am-9:00pm
Closed Sundays


Location: 202. W. Main St. Stanford KY
Tel: 606-365-1010
Email: [email protected]

Wilderness Road Guest Houses & Rooms

Experience an alternative, charming stay in one of our guest houses, or the rooms at St. Asaph.


Givens House
The Givens house is a three-story Victorian in the heart of downtown Stanford. It features four bedrooms, each themed after places the owners love, and four full baths.
The Rooms at St. Asaph
Our tiny rooms at St. Asaph are housed on the second floor of the historic St. Asaph hotel building located on Main Street. The building historically served downtown Stanford, and the rooms are preserved in the same layout as they were in 1925.


Tel: 606-879-0555

Email: [email protected]

Esther's Wellhouse

Esther’s Wellhouse offers a tranquil environment for guests to relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit in a boutique spa environment.
Facials, body scrubs, and massage therapy treatments are offered featuring Aveda, Eminence and Plainview Farm natural product lines.


Email: [email protected]

Other Attractions


  • Hilltop Florist, 102 Portman Avenue, 606-365-9240
  • Morgan’s on Main, 310 W Main Street, 606-510-2019
  • Patriot Petals Florist, 507 E Main Street, 606-365-3161
  • Perfectly Practical Essentials for Home and Body, 114 W Main Street, 606-304-1248
  • Standing Fort Country Collectables, 301 Danville Avenue, 606-510-7948
  • Stanford Upholstery and Antiques, 210 W Main Street, 606-365-3857
  • Your Village Shoppe, 217 W Main Street, 606-365-8833
  • 4 Generations Ice Cream Shop, 114 W Main Street, 606-365-1003


  • Mad Batter Baker, 305 W Main Street
  • Coleman’s Deli, 105 W Main Street, 606-365-2164
  • Kentucky Depot Restaurant, 119 Metker Trail, 606-365-8040
  • Beaumont Inn, 638 Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, 859-734-3381
  • Bluegrass Pizza & Pub, 314 W Main Street, Danville, 859-236-7737
  • Harvey’s, 120 S 4th Street, Danville, 859-209-2626
  • Jane Barleycorn’s, 130 S 4th Street, Danville, 859-236-9774
  • Pasture at Marksbury Farm, 7907 Ky Hwy 27, Lancaster, 859-754-4224
  • Shaker Village, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, 800-734-3381


  • Buffalo Springs Cemetery – 630 Hwy 78
  • Isaac Shelby Cemetery – Hwy 300
  • Lincoln County Courthouse – 102 East Main Street Genealogy records date 1779, 606-365-2533
  • Historic L & N Depot – 1866 Depot Street Museum and Community Center, 606-365-0207
  • McCormack Church – Moores Lane, Stanford, KY
  • Old Presbyterian Meeting House and Museum – Home of the Lincoln County Historical- 315 West Main, 606-365-2503
  • William Whitley House State Historic Site, 625 William Whitley Road, 606-355-2881. The William Whitley House, also known as Sportsman’s Hill, stands today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness. It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mountains, completed in 1794 by William Whitley and his wife Esther. Dubbed the “Guardian of Wilderness Road,” the house was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone. During the 1780s and 1790s, the Whitleys felt secure enough to build the brick home and a circular race track and held race meetings each autumn. The track was unique in the nation because it was the first circular design and was built of clay instead of using turf. It is felt that the American practice of racing counter-clockwise began at this track, in response to anti-British feeling at the time. The British raced in a clockwise direction.
  • The site of Logan’s Fort, one of the first three forts built in Kentucky as the colonists pushed west into the new frontier.