Mother Anna's Restaurant has been serving fine Italian cuisine in the North End for over
sixty years. Back when there was only a handful of restaurants in the North End, Mother Anna's was a favorite of many of the local politicians including a congressman named John F. Kennedy. People would come from all over to enjoy her home style cooking, some never even looking at a menu. Mother Anna had a way about her that made everyone feel at home. Her style of cooking was passed on to her son Harry who opened La Casa Mia, in Raynham and her daughter Felicia, who owned Felicia's on Richmond St. for many years, until recently passing away.
In 1982, Mother Anna passed away, but the restaurant she had made so successful would continue on. Her grandson, Robert Caparella, who also owns La Scala Restaurant in Randolph, is the third generation to carry on this fine tradition. The restaurant underwent a facelift in the mid 80's, but the quality of food has never changed.
In 1993, Robert passed Mother Anna's on to his brother John Caparella. Now, along with his three sons, Alan, Michael, and John, the tradition that is Mother Anna's Restaurant, has been passed on through four generations, something that the Caparella family is very proud of.