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“Tasty Italian cuisine”

Maria's Italian Kitchen
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Ranked #760 of 12,466 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Italian
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Neighborhood: Westside
Description: TO GET THE MOST AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD, YOU NEED AUTHENTIC INGREDIENTS Maria’s Italian Kitchens is one of those grand American success stories. Maria’s Italian Kitchens often remind guests of the casual, sometimes boisterous, neighborhood eateries of another era. It began in the Italian quarter of Hoboken, New Jersey, where Madelyn’s mother, Maria, grew up learning the recipes for real Italian food of Naples from her mother, Luisa. This home-grown education in the fundamentals of Napolitano sauces, soups, dressings, ravioli, lasagna and other regional fare was put to delicious use in 1968 when the Alfano’s and their five young children moved to Los Angeles and bought a tiny grocery store called the “Village Mart” in L.A.’s prestigious Brentwood Village located at Barrington Street and Sunset Blvd. and converted the one car garage into the first Maria’s Italian Kitchen in 1975. She must have learned her lessons well because that first Maria’s Italian Kitchen was a huge success.
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We shared the chicken Parmesan Panini and it was more than enough for two persons. We also had the Italian fries with parsley and Parmesan and they were delicious. Everything was reasonably priced. The restaurant is quite spacious so everybody is not on top of each other. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive but we were at the restaurant in the middle of the afternoon. You can get three hours free parking across the street at the Westside shopping center. Alll in all, a very good dining experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Thank you Vince for sharing your experience at Maria's, as serving fresh and delicious food is very important to us. We strive to be your neighborhood Italian restaurant and we're happy to read about your visit. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon and thank you for your parking recommendation! Grazie, Maddy

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great spot when heading to movies at Westside Pavillion. With the change at mall not many places to get and in out for movies.

Great value, huge portions even for the half size and lots of choices. Fresh good, not haute cuisine but tasty.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Judith, we are so pleased of such a positive review! It's wonderful to hear that everything was tasty and yes, we are an easy walk across the street to the movies. Looking forward to your next visit! Grazie, Maddy

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I had a cesar salad with breast of chicken. Delicious. The server was attentive and helpful to our party of 3.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We visited here at lunch time. Good Italian food and atmosphere.
Staff was really nice and friendly.
Also our teenagers like this place!

Good good good, Grazie!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We appreciate you stopping in for lunch, and we're glad to provide you with delicious Italian food! We are excited to welcome you back soon. Grazie, Maddy

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Wondering where you could find some simple classic Italian food in LA, my wife and I spotted Maria's Italian Kitchen while driving by, and decided to take a chance. Fairly busy for a Tues night, we quickly found that there was good reason to be there: good prices, friendly service, and food that was pretty good but not spectacular. To begin, my wife's salmon was better than salmon she had had at a high end restaurant a few nights before. I decided to go classic and try the chicken parmagiana. The portion was enormous, the pasta was tasty, and the veggies were a bit greasy but well seasoned. The bread was also delicious. Ideally the chicken would have been a bit more tender, but overall a satisfying meal at a good price. Kids eat Fri on Wed nights, and families would be well served on the other 6 nights as well. Even with no kids in tow, I would go back.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Ed, thank you for stopping in, and I am so excited to hear you and your wife had such a wonderful experience, as my mother, Maria, would be so proud! We take pride in serving nothing short of the best and delicious Italian food, and we're glad to hear you and your taste buds enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back soon! Grazie, Maddy

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