Maria’s Little Italy to open in Sycamore

Oct 25, 2018 890

BY: Kelsey Rettke

For Maria Male, cooking Italian food is the multigenerational glue that holds her family together. And soon, she’ll get to share that family love with the rest of DeKalb County at her new restaurant: Maria’s Little Italy, 1969B DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore.

Male is part of a four-generation Italian legacy beginning in a small town, fittingly called Carbonara, Italy, in the province of Lombardy, east of Milan. She is the first generation born in the United States and now lives on a farm with her husband, Mark, in Malta, but her family’s Italian way of life has never wavered. Male is a certified optician by trade.

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