Mother’s Day Italian Style!


Above: In his films, Martin Scorsese depicted the central role that the mother plays in family life in the Italian-American household. That’s his mother, Catherine Scorsese, in his film Good Fellas. She appeared in a number of his movies, nearly always playing herself.

“You only have one mother,” goes the saying in Italian.

Mothers hold a special place in the heart of Italians: in Italy, motherhood is cherished as in no other country on earth.

And of course, ask any Italian son or daughter and he or she will tell you that mamma’s sauce is the best

Indeed, a lot of Luce owner and executive chef Joe Buonicontri’s cooking is inspired by dishes his mother taught him when he was growing up in Brooklyn.

This year, celebrate Mother’s Day (Sunday May 13) with our Special Mother’s Day Menu or our Ala Carte Mother’s Day Menu.

Please note that Luce will be open on Mother’s Day from 12 noon to 4 p.m.


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