Our History

A Look Back

In 1932, Anna Travaglione opened Mother Anna’s Restaurant on Hanover Street in Boston’s historic North End. Her delicious food kept people coming back for more, and she soon drew a steady crowd of “regulars” who dined in the restaurant weekly. The recipes were kept in the family and passed down through the generations. Currently, John Caparella (Anna’s grandson) and his family continue to carry one the traditions that were started over 80 years ago in the North End Location.

Anna’s great-grandson, Alan Caparella, now brings his family’s recipes and traditions to Pembroke, Massachusetts. Experience a “taste of the North End” right here on the South Shore. Enjoy some of Mother Anna’s recipes in the elegant yet comfortable dining room or spacious bar that is equipped with plenty of televisions.

We offer take-out and a full catering menu for all of your entertaining needs! The restaurant also offers a dining room that can be reserved for private parties.