Pitarra Family around the table 1960

Linda and Rocco Maniscalco, an inspired cook and a master mixologist, keep the old Italian traditions thriving with delicious garden-to-table family recipes. Linda’s traditional dishes are washed down with Rocco’s drinks and potions for good health and well-being.

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Nonna Christina Pitarra was a poor widow in Calabria who scraped together enough to send her beloved son to America for a better life. Sailing in 1887, he brought this portrait along with him in his steamer trunk.

Nonna Christina Pitarra

Today Nonna Christina smiles down on her great-great-grandchildren
as they enjoy life Italian style, with her recipes and traditions.

The Maniscalco home offers the very essence of the Italian way of life in 21st century America. Raising three children with a large extended family, they have reclaimed the same traditional family values as their Italian ancestors did — recreating the simple way of life in challenging times.

Visit with us here to share the good company and secrets of Italian-American Family Life.

 

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