We are a family owned restaurant located in Huntington, WV. We specialize in authentic wood fired pizza, homemade pasta, and seasonal specialties.
Everything we serve at La Famiglia is either made from scratch or imported directly from Italy to ensure that we are serving the highest quality product possible.
Enjoy the imported meats, cheeses, and other specialty items we utilize in our restaurant each day
Family recipe for White Balsamic Vinaigrette, just like Grandma Jenny used to make every Sunday! More than just a salad dressing, try our vinaigrette on sandwiches, roasted vegetables, or even as a marinade on your favorite meats. (16 oz bottle)
Fresh pasta, made with imported Italian flour and water. (Preparation: Add pasta to salted, boiling water -- cook for 2-3 minutes before draining and finishing...View full product details
Fresh lettuce with chopped tomato-onion-basil salad, pecorino cheese, crouton, and your choice of dressing (served per person - please select the number of portions you...View full product details
Spicy spaghetti sauce spice -- made with garlic, parsley, tomato, and Calabrian chili peppers. Perfect for making quick and delicious pasta saucesView full product details
"Grandmas' Giardinera" --Classic Italian antipasti of spicy pickled vegetables like cauliflower, celery, peppers, and carrots. Great as a topping to sandwiches, pizza, or bruschettaView full product details
Hand crafted items from the kitchens at La Fam, as well as various imported specialty products from Italy and abroad.
Assortment of regional Italian cookies from Chiostro di Saronno Lombardy (Amaretti crunchy&soft), Tuscany (Cantuccini classic and with chocolate), Piedmont (Baci) and Liguria (Canestrelli).View full product details
In 1898 a young man left his home in Petilia Policastro, Calabria in search of a better life in America.
Like so many immigrants in search of this dream, he would not stop in New York but would find his way to Williamson, West Virginia, and a job with the N&W Railroad. It was after several years of hard work, money earned and saved, that my grandfather, Raffaele Ierardi, would finally bring his family to the land of dreams in America.
Working on the railroad and later as a butcher he would build a home in the “Little Italy” area of Williamson. It would be here that my grandmother, Caterina (Timpari), would raise her children, encouraging them to learn the ways of America while maintaining the culture and traditions of their heritage. From the wood-fired oven where she would bake as many as 20 loaves of bread at a time to the homemade Italian sausage and delicate pastries created during the holidays, that heritage was maintained and passed down by my Aunt Francesca, Uncle Domenico, Aunt Mary, and my mother, Vincenza (Jenny to all who knew and loved her). Although they are gone, what remains is “La Famiglia,” the family in Italian!
It is the love and memories of my family, Italian music, food and customs that encouraged me to research not only here but in that small town in Calabria. Even though I had traveled to Italy previously with my family it was not until this trip that the excitement and emotions would take over. Visiting my ancestral home in Italy, walking the street where my grandparents had lived and meeting so many relatives confirmed my desire to maintain and carry on the traditions of “La Famiglia.”
Today, at 1327 6th Avenue in Huntington, WV, you can smell the sauce simmering, taste the meatballs, and experience the aroma and taste of wood-fired pizza. Using the same recipes brought here from Calabria over 100 years ago and maintained through each generation, it is our desire to let you taste and savor home cooked Southern Italian food, “Cucina Calabrese.”
Being able to cook with my sons is probably one of the greatest enjoyments I could ever imagine.
So it is with the love and support of my wife, Terri, sons, Joseph and Jordan, and so many others that we prepare and bring to you what we have enjoyed for so many years. From the wood-fired pizza and homemade sausage to the Pita Piata and biscotti prepared as though Nonna Caterina and Mama Vincenza were there with us, guiding and instructing our every step.
“Mi Famiglia,” my family, will live on in the Italian tradition we bring to you at “La Famiglia!”
Ciao, Buona giornata!
Ralph R. Hagy