History of Valentines Day

Did you know that St. Valentine was Italian?

St. Valentine was a Christian martyr who lived in the third century A.D. His basilica stood just opposite the gate of the Holy City; the gate itself was called after St. Valentine, before it became known as the Gate of the People. It was in Rome during the fifteenth century that St. Valentine's feast day became the day devoted to affianced couples. Italian emigrants took the tradition to America, where it became the feast day of lovers.

It has been suggested that St. Valentine's Day be adopted as Italian Restaurant Day for a number of reasons. Firstly, to commemorate the Italian origins of this holiday. Secondly, because the whole ethos of the food, wines, desserts and atmosphere of Italian cuisine is traditionally geared to being together, to friendship and love. Lastly, because there has never been a love story which did not, at least once, involve a visit to an Italian restaurant.

So How could you have anything but Italian food for Valentine’s Day?

We have created a very special complete Dinner Kit for Two, which you can view here.

Set your table, light the candles and you can pick up or we will deliver a romantic Italian meal to you.

Please order two days ahead as these meals will sell out fast.

This menu will be prepared for Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th, and Sunday the 14th.

(If available, you may order these special menu items on our Ala Carte menu)

We will be taking orders early because we anticipate they will sell out fast.

It's Delicious!

It's Amore!

Its Maria's Italian Kitchen