Mother of 5 is celebrated as owner of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue

Mar 11, 2020 428

During this Women's History Month, News 12 is highlighting female owned businesses across the borough. In Belmont, a female owned restaurant is serving up classic Italian dishes. Maria Di Rende is the owner of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue. "We treat everyone like family,” says Di Rende.

Whether it's the fried meatballs, pork chops or linguini with clam sauce, this well-known restaurant has been a staple of Little Italy in the Bronx for almost 15 years. "It is very special, and I feel even more special because I owe that to my husband,” says Di Rende. Her husband, Enzo, originally ran the business, but at the age of 46 passed away after a battle with prostate cancer. This year would have been their 27th anniversary.

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