MARIA'S KITCHEN  - It's your home for great Italian food!

Maria's restaurant, Giuseppes (1970 – 2005) was the longest running family restaurant of that era in Newcastle. 
Originally, the restaurant was opened by Giuseppe, Maria's father. The restaurant was certainly the place for great food and good times. Giuseppe's was that kind of a place. Warm cozy and welcoming with home cooked Italian food which is still hard to forget.
The restaurant was one of the few restaurants that existed in the early 70s. (possibly the first that introduced Italian food to Novocastrians.)
Maria grew up in the family restaurant. Cleaning tables as young as eight, and cooking her first sauce at the age of nine.
Many a day were spent closely watching mum and dad prepare glorious dishes .
Looking back, one could say this was the beginning.
Many travels to Italy and days spent with aunts and uncles cooking and eating inspired Maria to take a journey into teaching her love of Italian cooking. Maria's divine cooking classes were born!
First held in 2000, the classes were run first on a monthly basis then developed to twice month.
It was all about making great Italian food simple and it still is........
Maria's restaurant days are gone. The great Italian food now comes in a different package. 
Maria now brings her kitchen to yours. Immerse yourself in a memorable Italian feast. Now its time to gather round your kitchen with Maria your perfect cook and hostess.
Buon apettito!


Immerse yourself in a memorable Italian Culinary feast!
Learn new culinary skills in Italian cuisine. From basic seasonings to succulent sauces, gnocchi or scallopine...
Master new recipes, learn the secrets or just simply enjoy time out.
Select the dishes you want to prepare, then cook these exciting meals with Maria!
Its a fantastic inspirational Italian cooking class in YOUR kitchen exclusively for you!
Recipes included.

For this class I come to you! In your kitchen where we prepare some amazing dishes for you and your friends and family to enjoy. You supply ingredients. Recipes included. Choose your menu. Hands on.
Classes held on Sundays only by appointment only.

For further information on classes or to discuss your menu options,