Maria's Italian Kitchen

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

Reflection on the Northridge Earthquake 25 Years Ago

When the 1994 Northridge Earthquake hit it shook the earth AND  the Lives of everyone in our Community. I was in the process of building our newest location; slated to open on my mother Marias birthday February 14… Read More

Maria’s Italian Kitchen Supports Restaurants Care

Maria's Italian Kitchen owner Madelyn Alfano stands in restaurant at Grateful Table 2018 Restaurants Care.

Madelyn Alfano, owner of Maria’s Italian Kitchen, participated in The Grateful Table on October 27, 2018. The Grateful Table is a communal dinner celebration to support Restaurants Care, an emergency assistance fund for restaurant workers through the California Restaurant… Read More