Itavie New York Grill & Bakery
Owned by Maria Misseri an Italian Native and Younes Lahlau a French Native will be cooking up their specialties with 25+ years of experience in the restaurant industry.
Maria specializes in pastries. She helped build the Basilico New York Deli on Cowan Blvd and Younes created his extensive dish expertise at Brock’s Riverside Grill on Sophia Street.
Fusion of family and fresh food defines the life of Maria Misseri, who was born in Palermo, Sicily and came to America as a toddler. In pursuit of The American Dream, Salvatore Cucuzza, her grandfather, worked in a ricotta factory in Bridgeport, PA, next door to the Conte Luna pasta factory that employed her grandmother Rosa Badalamenti.
Maria, the youngest of eight children, grew up with them as her models. She vividly recalls standing on a chair in the kitchen, first watching then participating, during the preparation of a great variety of fresh foods.
Maria learned by doing and practicing to refine her art. Today, recipes and culinary strategies that are generations old are alive in Itavie’s offerings, notably Maria’s tantalizing desserts, cakes, cookies and pastries to please both the eyes and the mouth.
- Sweet Treats