#89Ate – Antone’s Kitchen

For 60 years, Antone’s Kitchen has been a family-favorite in the Mahoning Valley. Serving classic pasta dishes and Italian favorites, Antone’s is just as famous for its family culture and history as it is for its delicious food. For generations, this iconic Youngstown establishment has been serving food from their kitchen to your family’s table, helping to bring families (or in our case, the office) together around a delicious meal. We had the opportunity to have this Youngstown classic for lunch in our office. Here is what we loved most about Antone’s.

Inside Antone’s, you will find a small, modern dining room, but the connection to the past is evident everywhere you look. Family photos line the walls of the dining area, giving the restaurant a quaint and comfortable atmosphere. The exposed brick in the back of the dining room is designed with the appearance of an old brick pizza oven, further showing its willingness to connect its tradition with the present. However, nothing shows the connection between tradition and modernity like the food they serve.

Antone’s menu reflects a unique blend of traditional Italian cooking with a more modern approach. On Antone’s menu, you’ll find classics like Mama’s Meatballs, their famous fried cheese wedges, chicken and eggplant parmesan, and more from the original 1961 menu. Taking inspiration from popular restaurants like Piada, the Antone’s menu features a Build-Your-Own Pasta Bowl section. This section allows customers to construct their own dish from a list of various pastas, sauces, and toppings. Our team enjoyed a blend of the traditional options and modern selections. Some of our favorite menu items were the crisp and fresh Antone’s salad, flavorful Loaded Fried Cheese, and homemade Mama’s Meatballs. Some of our team members built their own delicious pasta bowls, with our favorite sauces being the Cajun Cream and Cheesy Alfredo.

Antone’s is a Youngstown staple that has found a way to blend traditional Italian food with a modern twist. By taking inspiration from modern pasta restaurants like Piada and their own roots in the Valley, Antone’s now appeals to both older and younger generations. Antone’s has been a mainstay in the area for 60 years, and through their ability to appeal to multiple generations, they will be around for many more years to come. Be sure to tell us about your Antone’s experience using #89Ate!