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Maria's Italian Kitchen
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Ranked #2,228 of 12,466 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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.
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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 January 15, 2019

good place if you have children, or if you want a more relaxed atmosphere, good size portions and great garlic bread.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

It is my pleasure to provide you with nothing short of excellent service and food and we truly appreciate you sharing with us! We strive to be your neighborhood Italian restaurant and we're happy to read that you and your family enjoyed! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Grazie, Maddy

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Reviewed December 28, 2018

I had the chicken paramegana with pasta and hubby had an Italian Sausage pasta. The sauce on the chicken and the pasta was quite bland..had to ask for salt which I never do! His was a bit better. We had a GREAT server, however the other servers at other tables were quite inattentive and even rude at times. I don't think I would come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Really tasty itallian cuisine. I liked their penne with shrimps and in vodka saouce. Also they have good wines.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful review, as consistently providing delicious food from the best and authentic Italian recipes is something we are incredibly passionate about. We appreciate your loyalty to our restaurant, and hope to see you soon! Grazie, Maddy

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Maria's Italian Kitchen is truly a gem as it's one of the few really good but inexpensive Italian Restaurants in Brentwood. This place is not fancy and great for families.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Howard, being a gem in your eyes is the highest honor we can receive, and we're so grateful for your positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon! Grazie, Maddy

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. The restaurant was located near our hotel and was perfekt for us (4 kids and 4 grown ups).

Date of visit: July 2017
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Management response:Responded September 6, 2017

Astrid, we love hearing how great our food and service is, as our top priority is ensuring our guests always leave our restaurant full and happy! We hope that the next time you and your family are in town, that you come and visit! Grazie, Maddy

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