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April 2010

100,000 VISITS


100,000 VISITS From the beginning, Mario’s and now Lascari’s, has seen changes and continued growth, but there are two things that will forever remain the same: our treasured family recipes—including our famous lasagna and linguini with clams—and the joy and pride we take in sharing them with our guests. We invite you to [...]

100,000 VISITS2019-03-11T17:21:17+00:00

November 1995

A Family Affair


A Family Affair As time passed and the business grew, John and Gail were joined by their oldest children, which freed them up for the day-to-day running of the restaurant. Since then, Lascari’s has completely remodeled the main location in Whittier, and has opened additional locations.

A Family Affair2019-03-11T17:17:51+00:00

October 1987

The FIRST Lascari’s Restaurant Opens


The FIRST Lascari's Restaurant Opens Quickly Mario’s customer’s had come to love the quality and taste of his Sicilian style cooking. John then decided to open up a new location in Whittier in 1983, and word got out!

The FIRST Lascari’s Restaurant Opens2019-03-11T17:25:13+00:00

May 1975

Marios Original Deli


Mario's Original Deli Mario and his wife Gail standing in front of the original deli location.

Marios Original Deli2019-03-11T17:31:11+00:00

October 1973

Celebrating 3 Years


Celebrating 3 Years Mario's Italian Delicatessen quickly became a neighborhood favorite! The La Habra Daily News published an article commemorating the Third Anniversary.

Celebrating 3 Years2019-03-11T17:29:15+00:00

October 1970



Benvenuto! Mario’s Italian Delicatessen got it’s humble beginnings in La Habra, California in 1970 when John Lascari, called “Mario”, decided to start out on his own and purchased a small Italian deli with his wife Gail. The two were highschool sweethearts, and ran an Italian market together.

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