Maria's Italian Kitchen

Grey & Shandling

  I first met Brad Grey in 1985,  I was 28 when I opened my first Maria’s Italian Kitchen in Sherman Oaks, it was smaller than it is now, seating only 30 people.  He and His wife Jill would meet up… Read More

What Does 2273 Mean to You?

Memorial

Does the number 2273 mean anything to you on this Memorial Day? It didn’t for me until I drove past the memorial wall on Pacific Avenue in Venice last week. The mural that was painted years ago was something… Read More

Mother’s Day in Retrospect

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Is it enough that we take one day out of the year to pay homage to Mothers? And do we really appreciate our Moms early enough in our lives? Or is it when we become Mothers that we… Read More

The 8 Hour Braciole

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Braciole is a traditional southern Italian comfort food. There is not another restaurant in Los Angeles who makes this dish.   First you trim, pound and cut tender steak, then smear fresh ground garlic, sprinkle fresh grated parmesan… Read More

Stuffed Full

Maria’s stuffing mix and cranberry recipe is sure to make your Thanksgiving feast the best! Our homemade stuffing mix is available during the Thanksgiving holiday season in all stores and is equivalent to 3 boxes of store stuffing…. Read More

Buffet All Day

Patriotic Buffet Table

How to Set Up a Catering Buffet Table Like a Pro: Select Your Table (6ft is the standard buffet table length and will be easy to find tablecloths for) Select Your Colors (in this video we used Red,… Read More

Trick or Treat?

Halloween Power Meal

Give them a treat and make it a complete meal! Don’t trick yourself into thinking that just a pizza will do the trick to keep your little monsters full this Halloween.           Spooky Treats for… Read More

There’s No Debate

Pick a side!

This is the Best Debate Party Viewing Meal… Sometimes during election season, things get a bit chaotic and people start picking sides. But Maria’s is here to bring both sides together over one delicious All-American meal.  We have… Read More

The Cleopatra That Everyone Wants

Cleopatra Salad with Chicken

  Here is the quick & refreshing recipe for Maria’s Cleopatra salad: Ingredients 1 Head Romain Lettuce (Chopped) 1/4 Cup Maria’s Homemade Balsamic Dressing 1/2 Cup Roma Tomatoes (Diced) 1/8 Cup Red Onions (Sliced) 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese… Read More

Maddy’s BBQ Menu Checklist

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Maddy’s Fourth of July Barbecue Menu Checklist will put a spark in your Independence Day.