June 25, 2019

So it has been way too long but I have been a little busy since the last time I blogged. I am now in my own space at the restaurant.  Danilo recognized that I was always moving stuff from one spot to another and having to wait until after the morning prep to use the ov...

December 31, 2018

Recently, I was asked if we had any gluten-free and dairy-free desserts. My gluten-free chocolate chip cheesecake came to mind. However, it isn’t dairy free; so, my mind began to turn. That evening, I thought of some traditional Amaretti cookies that were perfect – bot...

December 24, 2018

One of my family’s most beloved traditions is decorating the Christmas tree together. This year was especially wonderful because Daniella was finally home after studying abroad in Italy. We are so happy to have her back in time for Christmas. 

Each Christmas, we make su...

December 17, 2018

We are so proud that Mom and Dad’s Italian is a family-oriented restaurant.  We love all our customers, whether they are trying our food for the first time or have been coming for 40 years. We know many of our regular patrons well and have celebrated countless graduati...

December 10, 2018

One of my favorite things to do during the different seasons is to add the unique flavors of fall, winter, spring, and summer to various dishes. We have prepared both desserts and entrees to accentuate items found fresh at this particular time of year. Pumpkin is one o...

December 3, 2018

As the holidays approach, orders for food and desserts are rapidly coming in! We continue to ensure everything is on hand for regular evening service, while staying prepared for this busy season. It can be tricky - balancing every aspect of owning, managing and cooking...

October 1, 2018

It has been a while since I have blogged. Two things influence the frequency of my blogs: One, of course, is how busy we get at the restaurant. You know, when you own your business, days run into weeks and days off become non-existent. Secondly, not being in-tune with...

July 10, 2018

Working in a restaurant doesn’t afford you much downtime, especially when it is a family restaurant and you are the owner/manager. We have always taken a vacation around the fourth of July, as this time of year is when many people are out of town and also on vacation. 


May 14, 2018

I wanted to create this blog to share a few thoughts and ideas that have come up in conversation over the years at Mom and Dad’s Italian Restaurant. First, I will begin with a little history before jumping into my first of many topics; I am married to Danilo Pistelli,...

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