Maria's Italian Kitchen

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

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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

Why I Write Birthday Cards For Team Members

Why I Write Birthday Cards For Employees

When I had my first restaurant in 1985, I had 15 employees. Day in and day out, I spent more time with them than I did my own husband. That’s how we worked to build Maria’s into what… Read More

Steve Harvey or Me?

Who’s prouder of my mamma: Steve Harvey or Me?   You often hear about Moms bragging about their Kids. And you often hear Kids complaining and rolling their eyes about their Moms. Well the older I get, the… Read More