Our Story2018-07-31T00:18:56+00:00


Ciao! I’m Joey M and I want to welcome you to La Piazza Cucina Italiana!

At La Piazza, our passion for cooking is deeply rooted in our rich heritage. The tradition starts with my Great-Grandfather, who was a baker from Abruzzi, Italy. When he emigrated to America and settled in South Philadelphia with his family, he brought with him his recipes and a zeal for sharing his love of food with others. After arriving in America, he opened a bakery of his own which was family owned and operated until 1967.

I started cooking with my grandmother when I was 8 years old. From her father, she passed on the recipes from the Old Country. She taught me to love and crave the joy that comes from cooking great food for others, and I have now been doing it for well over 40 years!

In 2000, I opened La Piazza to be the continuation of family traditions that are more than a century old. It is the place where I can continue the legacy of treating others to meals filled with great food and great friends. The food comes from the heart; the friends come naturally.