Marianacci's Restaurant provides a warm intimate atmosphere serving delicious Italian cuisine for 70 years.
24 Sherman Street, Port Chester, NY, USA
Sunday: Closed/ Open for private events.
In the 1920’s the Marianacci family had settled in Port Chester, along with many other Italian immigrants.The family consisted of Vincenzo, his wife Pulcheria and three sons Berardino "Benny", Franco "Frank" and Italo "Eddy." Soon after Ben met Mary Franchella , they married and had four children.
Although the Marianacci's home region in central Italy, Abbruzzi, has long been famous for producing the finest chefs in Italy, the family had no restaurant background. The family trade was cabinet making and carpentry.
In 1950, Benny Marianacci and friend, Jaspar Caviola purchased Sherman Tavern, the local neighborhood saloon. Benny had no plans or interest in purchasing a bar, however Jaspar believed it to be a good investment. Ben's brother Eddy was brought onboard and the stage was set for an incredible journey.
When they first opened, a small menu was offered, mostly sandwiches and pizza. Occasionally, Benny’s wife, Mary, would make a lasagna in their home and Benny would drive it down to the restaurant. This Lasagna recipe is still used today along with many family recipes.
From its original size, the restaurant was expanded through the years and in the 1960’s, the name was changed to Marianacci’s Restaurant.
The restaurant was mainly staffed by family members, as the Marianacci’s hailed from a large family with everyone contributing. Currently the restaurant is run by Benny’s son. Most of Marianacci's specialties are still prepared from old family recipes, handed down through generations.
Whether it be pasta, fresh fish, veal or steak, every dish is prepared with the finest ingredients. Serving its loyal clientele for 70 years, Marianacci's Restaurant is a true Port Chester landmark.
Our restaurant is available for private events: business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets.
Saturday evenings in the lounge area.