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When you arrive at Anita’s Family Restaurant, prepare to be greeted with the same kind of loving hospitality exchanged among family. Like in any home, friendly faces welcome you at the door while enticing aromas trail from the kitchen to the table. Every day, a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees are prepared using fresh, quality ingredients and cherished homestyle recipes. Altogether, this local abode invites its patrons to come and savor authentic home cooking in an atmosphere that treasures family gatherings.

Jonilda Dragani, whois nicknamed Yonni, worked as an enthusiastic lead server at this popular diner for one year, dreaming of one day owning her own eatery. In December 2018 when the opportunity to purchase the restaurant was extended to Yonni from Anita herself, she was simply overjoyed. Growing up in Europe, Yonni always had a passion for cooking. “At five years old, I was in the kitchen,” she shares, “and I remember rolling the dough for my first spinach pie when I was seven.” One year after moving to the United States in 2044 with her husband and co-owner, Ilir Dragani, and their four daughters, Yonni says her family expanded in a unique way, explaining, “I look at this restaurant as my home. It’s almost like I’m hosting a party and having my loved ones over.”

Each day, food is cooked fresh at Anita’s and devoted patrons come hungry to savor the sweetness of morning time with an order of Strawberry Stuffed French Toast, Belgian Waffles, or Mixed Berry Pancakes. Anita’s Eggs Benedict, House Quiche, and Veggie Omelet pair perfectly with a side of fries, grits, or fresh fruit, all combinations sure to satisfy any early riser.

Explore a variety of homestyle sandwiches and chargrilled burgers for lunch like the Cowboy Burger, 8 ounces of juicy sirloin beef topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and onion rings. Take any Classic BLT, Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Reuben or Tuna Melt sandwich, and unite it with a tasty complement of sweet fries, garden salad, or hot soup prepared the same day.

Now open for dinner, Anita’s offers scrumptious American and European selections. Begin with an appetizing order of Flaming Cheese or Taste of Europe; a harmonious combination of roasted peppers, kalamata olives, sliced os cheese and pita chips brushed with olive oil. Hot off the grill come smoky options of Shish Kebabs, tender Lamb Chops, Ribeye and Charbroiled Steak. Signature classics like the crispy Broasted Chicken, Roasted Turkey, or well-known Liver and Onions continue to be made following Anita’s original recipes. Year after year, these specialties hold their reputation as sought-after entrees and, with Yonni’s culinary flair, they are being accompanied by new, rising favorites.

Conclude your tasty visit with homemade Tres Leches,tiramisu or creamy cheesecake, or venture in any day of the week for happy hour between 2 and 4 p.m.

Gathering around a table at this local gem makesit easy to see that a memorable dining experience stems from the guidance of one simple foundation. As Yonni says,“First ofall, you have to love your customers, and I love ours like family.