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Tommy's Urban Kichten


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Tommy's Urban Kichten


A Taste of Italy

On May 5, 2010  Melissa opened, Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen , in Carlsbad, California. Although the restaurant industry is especially hard for a single, mother of two, Melissa would not change it for anything.  “This business is tough, but the benefits are invaluable. Everyday I get to invite people into my “home” and share with them the beauty of Italy, and the magic food can bring to their lives. My customers become my family, and putting a smile on their faces is the most worthy of rewards”.

Exquisite Wine

The Maggiore family Luxus 5 as well as other incredible wines are available to treat your pallet.

Monte Olimpo Oil

We cook our creations using only the best oil from mature, ripe, healthy olives that are masterfully pressed within hours of picking.

Wood Fire Stove

Wood fired pizzas and wood roasted meats, pastas and more.

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Eat Together


CALIFORNIAN, NEW AMERICAN, AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DISHES

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CALIFORNIAN, NEW AMERICAN, AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DISHES

At Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen we offer an eclectic menu showcasing Californian, New American, and Contemporary Italian dishes. From Stone Fired Gourmet Pizzas, hand crafted burgers, house made pastas, to tantalizing seafood , we have something for everyone.

Growing up in an Italian household, Melissa Maggiore learned the importance of the table early on. As the daughter of an Italian immigrant, the dinner table was much more than just a place to eat. It was a place where families reminisced, laughed, and made a lifetime of memories. 

While other little girls were playing with their Barbies, Melissa and her younger brother Joey were playing “restaurant”. Throughout her childhood Melissa traveled extensively to Italy with her father, Tomaso Maggiore, a prominent restauranteur in Arizona.. It was during these trips that her love affair with food and wine began.. She gained a true appreciation not only for international cuisine, but the beautifully simplistic love of life that is associated with Italy.

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WINE, SPECIALTY COCKTAILS, AND HAPPY HOUR

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WINE, SPECIALTY COCKTAILS, AND HAPPY HOUR

In addition to the restaurant business,  Melissa’s family started a winery in Sicily.  In 2002 the Maggiore family introduced Luxus 5 wines into the Us marketplace.  

Melissa was , and continues to be,  instrumental in the marketing campaign of these fabulous wines.  When not in her restaurants, Melissa is the spokeswoman for the brand at wine dinners, wine education seminars, and VinItaly.   “This is a true labor of love for myself and my family.  I believe that every bottle of wine tells a story, and Luxus 5 tells ours.  I am so very proud of this endeavor”.

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Tomaso Maggiore's kids on Food Network's 'Family Style'

Siblings Joey and Melissa Maggiore launch a new restaurant in California on the new food network reality series, 'Family Style.'

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