In 1938, my father, L.L. Patrenella built this house in which you can now enjoy the food and hospitality of our family. After immigrating to Houston from his native Sicily, he started a grocery store in this neighborhood, it stood a mere block away. He and my mother, Nita, lived behind the store. They were always cooking Italian recipes and giving samples away to the customers. I’ve always had a dream for a restaurant that would carry on the traditional good tastes and love of my mother and father.
So, my wife Josephine, my son, my daughters, and I have uniquely renovated this house in which I was raised. We have kept it consistently dedicated to the ambience of the historic Heights and Sixth Ward. The warmth and the great cuisine of the traditional Italian kitchen is presented to you by three generations of the Patrenella family. Please come by and enjoy.