Maria's Italian Kitchen

Maria’s Safety Protocols

Marias Italian Kitchen cares deeply for the safety of our staff and patrons. Here are the Safety Protocols that we have implemented to ensure everyone stays safe while enjoying the delicious Italian food you’ve all come to love:

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

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

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

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

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