Award-winning chef/owner John Gallagher’s family opened Maria’s in the mid-70’s. Named after his grandmother, Maria’s was a very well-known and successful restaurant and pizzeria. A cozy place with delicious food located in a beautiful residential area, near Walnut Lake.


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Back then

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Over the years, Maria’s has changed hands a couple of times but has always kept its’ reputation.

John, working at the restaurant as a young boy, broke away to a few business ventures of his own. Opening up an Italian restaurant in Northville, Little Italy, and also taking part in the opening of La Luna in Birmingham and Villa Maria's on Haggerty Road.

After a successful twenty years, Little Italy was sold and John opened a chain of office building cafes and catering company, Three Days Gourmet.

After almost three decades, it was brought to his attention that Maria’s was available once again!

In August of 2018, John sold Three Days Gourmet and became the proud owner of the now, Nonna Maria’s.
Still holding his grandmothers’ name, John couldn’t be more excited to reopen such a meaningful restaurant to him and his family.
Nonna Maria’s reopened in December of 2018 and encompasses a wonderful story of how the business has come back full circle.
Our goal at Nonna Maria’s is to provide the best quality of food and service, with our menu full of everyone’s’ favorites. And continue to be a place where great memories are made.

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