Chalk art outside Nonna Maria's inspires Southern Arizona and beyond

May 13, 2020 592

BY: Lydia Camarillo

For more than two decades, Nonna Maria's has been serving up authentic Italian food in the community of Oracle, but now it's not just the dishes inside the restaurant that have folks talking. From Snoopy to the Statue of Liberty to a special tribute for essential workers. "I've gotten response from Italy, Illinois, all over the place really. it's really been great."

Frank Palazzolo, owner of Nonna Maria's, is usually making works of art in the kitchen however, he was in need of some inspiration. "So my wife goes, you have a lot of artwork in the restaurant, why don't you do something. Here's some chalk. Go outside and do something," said Palazzolo.

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