Maria's Italian Kitchen

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

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

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.

Put a Spark in your July 4th BBQ

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Here is how Madelyn, owner of Maria’s, hosts her annual Fourth of July BBQ complete with a checklist and recipes.

On the Grill: Sausage & Peppers

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Maria’s family recipe for Italian sausage, peppers, and onions is perfect for this Fourth of July BBQ! Purchase the homestyle sausages from our stores then grill them up at home for the perfect Independence Day celebration.

My Dad Would Never Win Father of the Year

Father's Day

Fathers who work hard so their kids can have a good life deserve to be celebrated too. At Maria’s we celebrate all dads. Read Madelyn’s stories about hers.

Tribute to the Greatest Generation on Memorial Day

Maria and her grandson, Nicolas.

This Memorial Day, I pay tribute to the Greatest Generation and the American Red Cross. My father in law was a quiet man who served in WWII; he landed on the beaches of Normandy the second day. There… Read More

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