DeAnna’s has been a love affair… with tastes, smells, pasta, LOTS of pasta, with laughter, joy and passion, and now, with change. I wrote to you all 2 years ago about my intention to begin the process of cutting my apron strings that tethers me to my restaurant. Well, I do have news to share. This little restaurant that has been my heart for almost 31 years has closed. The circumstances did not allow me to give the notice that I had intended and I apologize for that but it’s time for me to set sail and retire.
With my elbows on the little wooden table, dusted with flour, watching my Grandmom Carmela with her thick, working fingers, roll the pasta into what would be dinner and to feed my soul. The memories of my childhood, my cousins and the food was the foundation of why I wanted to open my restaurant. I took a chance and with lots of determination and hard work in 1990, and opened my little 30 seat restaurant on Lilly Street. I knew that if I cooked with love,I would be ok. The little restaurant sustained my heart and my life for 15 years. Then, another 16 years with Lisa at our current location. For almost 31 years, DeAnna’s belonged to everyone who walked through the door… favorite dishes and decorations, funny stories and requests, drama, laughter, a place to relax and feel at home, including, our favorite neighborhood meatball dogs. Once we turned that vintage bar light on, we have never looked back.