A Taste of Home at Carmella’s Café

Dec 29, 2015 586

by Ben Lariccia

La Gazzetta spoke with co-manager of Carmella's Café, Lisa Kelso.

La Gazzetta (LG): Good afternoon, Lisa. Thanks so much for inviting La Gazzetta to your restaurant. The minute you walk in you see old family photos. That's not a photo-shopped display. Tell us about your family.

Carmella's: Yes, those are real family photos. Well, this is my family's first restaurant. My mom and dad opened it in 2011. My mom has a background in catering. My dad has experience in leasing and locating restaurants in plazas. My sister, Laura, and I manage Carmella's. My brother-in-law, Rory, is our chef. You see, we're all family here. Our Italian roots go back to Naples. We've been in the Mahoning Valley for four generations, starting with my great-grandparents, who first settled in Youngstown.

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