Celebrating 36 Years at Local Restaurant, Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria
Little Italy Restaurant and Pizzeria located at 824 Afterglow St., San Antonio, TX 78216 is celebrating their 36thAnniversary with a week long lunch special running from April 15th-19thfrom 11am-3pm that includes their Chicken Siciliana with Eggplant dish for only $10.99.
The Visocaro family has chosen to feature their Chicken Siciliana with Eggplan dish as it is one of their most popular Italian lunch dishes. It is a hand breaded chicken breast fried, then baked & topped with sliced eggplant, marinara sauce and mozzarella sauce.
Little Italy has been perfecting traditional Italian dishes for over three decades, and is known amoung locals as a San Antonio staple. Husband Angelo Visocaro, and wife Paola used their Italian ancestral roots and love of all things food to create unique recipes with authentic Italian flavor. While it was these recipes which catapulted Little Italy to notoriety, the key component has and will always be family. Today, their children Dominick and Marisa, have continued the Visocaro family tradition of creating food that entices and leaves everyone happy.
Little Italy is open for lunch Monday – Friday from 11am to 3pm, and on Saturday from 12pm to 3pm.
How it all started:
The Visocaro family is originally from Palermo, the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. They began introducing the flavors of the traditional Italian dishes in New York city with a modest pizzeria, “Paola’s Pizza Restaurant.” After 12 years of tiring cold and snowy weather, they decided to move to the much warmer city, San Antonio, Texas. In April 1983, Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria opened its doors with authentic New York style Italian cuisine.
With their new home in San Antonio, Angelo and Paola Visocaro put their own spin to traditional Italian dishes originating from Southern Italy. The husband and wife brought the culture, language and food of a customary Italian family to San Antonio.
Over the years, Angelo and Poala passed down family recipes and successful business secrets to the next generation of the Visocaro family. Their children Enzo, Dominick and Marisa, all became part of the family business, following in their parent’s footsteps. Even Poala’s brother, Gaspar, can be found in the kitchen making pizzas. To this day, Dominick and Marisa operate and manage the quaint restaurant.
Dominick is the Vice President and Marisa is the Managing Director of the restaurant. Together they work hard to provide the same genuine Italian atmosphere that their parents established. From speaking Italian with guests, to using all of the original recipes Angelo and Paola used to establish the family restaurant. Every bite you take is filled with history, passion and heritage. Dominick and Marisa believe that this is crucial to the Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria brand as well as the Visocaro family tradition.
The future of the restaurant depends on the new generation of the Visocaro family learning the key components to this amazing family restaurant. For now, Paola, Dominick, and Marisa can be found at the front of Little Italy, greeting guests with a smile and serving the best Italian food in San Antonio!
Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria 824 Afterglow Street
San Antonio, TX