ITALIAN OR JEWISH… The Kitchen is where My family’s culture comes together. I get asked all the time “Why does Maria’s Italian Kitchen prepare Passover meals?” and many are surprised by my answer. It is because I celebrate… Read More
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:
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
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
Maddy’s Fourth of July Barbecue Menu Checklist will put a spark in your Independence Day.
Here is how Madelyn, owner of Maria’s, hosts her annual Fourth of July BBQ complete with a checklist and recipes.
Maria’s family recipe for Italian sausage, peppers, and onions is perfect for this Fourth of July BBQ! Purchase the homestyle sausages from our stores then grill them up at home for the perfect Independence Day celebration.
Maria’s donates and serves alongside of hundreds of organizations and causes every year. Our charity is a part of our mission to truly be your neighborhood restaurant.
Fathers who work hard so their kids can have a good life deserve to be celebrated too. At Maria’s we celebrate all dads. Read Madelyn’s stories about hers.
This Memorial Day, I pay tribute to the Greatest Generation and the American Red Cross. My father in law was a quiet man who served in WWII; he landed on the beaches of Normandy the second day. There… Read More
Why does Maria’s Italian Kitchen celebrate Passover? The answer might surprise you.
Madelyn recounts Maria’s humble beginnings as compared to Evan Kleiman’s Angeli Cafe. Madelyn came across an article in the Los Angeles Times that took me to a place of true nostalgia with a touch of comfort. The title “Boiling down a cookbook set” by Evan Kleiman (who she knows personally) jumped out at her.
Bring your date, bring your Wine Club, bring the Neighborhood! Limit of one bottle per table. Dine in only.
If you’re going to be graduating this spring you may find yourself in the unenviable position of trying to organize a graduation party for you and your friends and classmates. It’s unenviable because organizing a graduation party and… Read More
Graduation is an important transition between childhood and adulthood, and it’s customary to mark such a special occasion in some way. When your grandchild graduates, you may want to celebrate with a graduation party for their friends and… Read More
Of the events we celebrate with our friends and family, birthdays and anniversaries are probably the most important. They’re both special days celebrating special people, and because of that they should involve special food. The food can make… Read More
Food on a film set means craft services, and craft services means hiring catering services. Los Angeles, of course, sees more filming than any other U.S. city, so it should come as no surprise that it is also… Read More
Your wedding day is the one day that, no matter what, you will remember for the rest of your life. Making the wrong decisions when planning your wedding can lead to disaster. Make sure you end up remembering… Read More
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