Maria's Italian Kitchen

2020 Retrospective

A Look Back Through 2020 February 29th I returned from Nashville where I was visiting my son Nicolas to celebrate his 27th birthday, and because he was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan to join the NATO transition team…. Read More

Burnt Spaghetti

Sunday was the day My mother would always make an extra pound of Spaghetti so that on Monday she could  make her Burnt Spaghetti. The Cast iron skillet was always on top of the stove because she used… Read More

Why Lentils for NYE 2020?

I would ask my mother every year, “Why do you tell us to eat lentils on New Year’s Eve?” Her answer was very simple, because my mother Luisa said it was for good luck.  So each year, My… Read More

A Time of Giving 2020

I learned very early on from my Mother Maria that when people are hurting they need some loving kindness. For our family that was always a tray of Home Made lasagna. She would put on Italian music, and… Read More

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