7655 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90046
info@thesitdownla.com  323-644-9760

© 2016 - 2019 The Sit Down  ALL RIGHTS ESERVED


Welcome to The Sit Down. In keeping with their Sicilian traditions, The Sit Down offers the best homemade Italian food, prepared the same way Maurizio's mother did back home in Sicily.


Their story begins in Vittoria, Sicily. A small town facing the Mediterranean Ocean, within the shadows of Mount Etna. This is where Maurizio was born, raise & learned to cook!  His father had a farm and grew vegetables, his uncle raises livestock, and his grandfather was a fisherman. So everything they cooked and ate was always very fresh.


Being the youngest member of the family, Maurizio stayed home with my mother, Nonna, Zia’s and sisters. He stayed home and learned to cook regional, traditional dishes, pasta, and bread.  Maurizio moved to California in 1978, soon after arriving His parents opened an Italian restaurant. Where His mother labored in the kitchen preparing all the meals. And since she had no idea what frozen, canned or processed food was, everything was made from scratch.


This is how they cook here at The Sit Down.  They are an authentic family owned & operated restaurant. Please know that they put all of their heart & soul into preparing everything in their kitchen.


Come join their family.

Maurizio Iacono  - EXECUTIVE CHEF


Born in Sicily, Maurizio grew up learning to cook from his mother and family, Maurizio strives on keeping his mothers way of cooking by expressing his her passion for Southern Sicilian cooking. Rich red sauces, fresh cut meats, and handcrafted pasta are what drives Maurizio to keep his mother's memory alive.




With an eye for perfection, Amanda prides herself on providing the best customer experience any guest could have,  Form the smallest details to getting down and dirty, she is no stranger to hard work and dedication.  You can easily find her on the floor and either of our two locations.  Ask for her by name, so would be happy to assist in any way.

If your interested in joining our team, please click here to APPLY HERE