- Business Advocacy
When two acclaimed chefs come together to operate an eatery, it is sure to be a winning recipe. Energized and excited, Chefs Hugo Molina and Aricia Alvarado, husband and wife, are the new proprietors of Genovese’s Italian Kitchen, a neighborhood spot on the western edge of Alhambra at 2900 W. Main St. After years of successful restaurant ventures, the couple is bringing their passion for great food closer to home, to a neighborhood eatery where they will serve up delicious comfort food along with lighter, California-inspired options.
Reopening Genovese’s with a refreshed menu curated by building on the favorite dishes of long-time regulars, like the popular lasagna and pizza pies, they want old and new patrons to enjoy the cheerful setting. “We invite the community to make Genovese’s their spot to savor delicious dishes with wine and beer and a side of local history,” Chef Molina said. “We are bringing some fresh and special touches to Genovese’s while also honoring the long history it has serving the neighborhood since 1980.”
“We want to give our long-time regulars the delicious dishes they keep coming back for, while adding new menu items we are sure will become favorites,” Chef Aricia said. “We also added more outdoor seating in a space with greenery and flowers for enjoying a meal al fresco.”
Chef Molina has been touted for more than three decades as one of the premier chefs in all of Southern California honing his skills in great restaurants like Parkway Grill, The Spanish Kitchen, Crocodile Café, and Setá Dine Lounge. His passion for food and his bountiful culinary adventures have brought acclaim to the restaurants where he has delighted his loyal fans and made numerous new ones. His parents helped found the Two Guys From Italy brand. Chef Molina was recently named one of the top 25 chefs in the world. Visit http://richardfoss.com/the-silent-success-of-mexican-chefs.
Chef Aricia, a graduate of Mark Keppel High School, is a tastemaker who combines a flair for food development and design with business savvy and restaurant management skills. She is especially known for creative wine pairing and is an award-winning mixologist.
Both chefs have won many honors and culinary awards along the way. Their passion for food and their bountiful culinary adventures have brought acclaim to the restaurants where they have delighted loyal fans and have made numerous new ones. Their focus is on creating a pleasant neighborhood restaurant.
Genovese’s Italian Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 626-289-5667.