Maria Alfano, the inspiration
behind Maria's Italian Kitchen restaurants, shares a few moments at
the newest location in downtown Los Angeles.
In the video, Maria talks
about starting a business that grew into the successful chain of
restaurants owned and operated by daughter Madelyn Alfano..
We met up with Maria at the
downtown location on 6th & Flower in Los Angeles. Recently opened,
the restaurant is already a whopping success. With evening shuttle
service during plays and concerts, guests can dine, get a free ride,
then return afterward via shuttle.
Maria Alfano, who the
restaurant chain is named for, started a family food business in
Brentwood over 20 years ago. An import from Hoboken, New Jersey,
with a strong Italian heritage, she brought not only the recipes
with her from the East Coast to the West, she also taught her
daughter, Madelyn, the rich traditions of Italian cooking that are
evident at Maria's Italian Kitchen.