Maria's Italian Kitchen

MOTHERS DAY 2020

This year more than ever we need to Celebrate Moms. What I love is that Moms are resilient and just figure things out: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” was obviously coined a phrase for good reason. “Stay… Read More

Cinco de Mayo at Maria’s. ¿Por qué?

Marias Italian Kitchen and Todo Bien present the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Kit

Why would Maria’s prepare and sell a Mexican Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo? It’s because the restaurant business is like one big family. You see, many young people get their first job working in a Restaurant. It is… Read More

Maria’s Meal Deals

Maria’s Italian Kitchen is proud to offer Meal Deals. Order your lunch meal deal before 4:00 p.m. Your Family Meal Deal can be ordered all day. Try them. When you’ve got a bunch to feed, let Maria’s do… Read More

Why Does Maria’s Prepare Passover Meals?

Maria's Chicken at Passover Seder Meal

Each year we say “WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER NIGHTs?” This year has a new meaning to all of us. Many of you will not be able celebrate your traditional Seder and enjoy having loved… Read More

Friendsgiving 2019

Friendsgiving meal at the beach

I am fascinated by this relatively new holiday that centers around—but not necessarily—Thanksgiving, and that the menu at this holiday is Thanksgiving-like. My son, Nicolas, hosted one with his friends from Fort Campbell, TN, because they will all… Read More

Madelyn Alfano To Receive The Beacon Award

The Foodservice Council for Women and The Food and Beverage Portfolio Tradeshows are awarding Maria’s Italian Kitchen owner, Madelyn Alfano, The Beacon Award on August 26, 2019. The Beacon Award was created to recognize a woman leader who… Read More

Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride as told by an Italian

Madelyn and Maria Alfano celebrate America on the Fourth of July.

My mother told me that there was a story told by an Italian comedian, that when Paul Revere was riding through the streets of Boston shouting “The British are Coming!” The British are Coming!”, an Italian woman stuck… Read More

We Celebrate the Life of the “Original Maria”

The legacy of her food and stories will live on. Marie Alfano (ne Giordano) was born on February 14, 1933, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her Mother Luisa (Louise) Falcetano emigrated to America from Naples, Italy. Her Father, Joseph… Read More

“Thank You” To All Moms!

Madelyn & Maria in the kitchen. Thank you to all moms.

I want to send a Big Thank You to all of the Moms who are working today and those who love and support them. Growing up in the Grocery Store and Italian Restaurant business meant that My Mom… Read More

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Louise’s is Back In The Family! Maria’s Italian Kitchen owner Madelyn Alfano was a special guest on a recent episode of 360Karma’s Live Love Thrive. Talk show host and founder Catherine Gray interviewed her on the history of… Read More