Barbara Caffe was opened in 1988 by Joe and Wilma De Luca who wanted to bring a taste of real Italian coffee to the local community – the cafe was a meeting point for cappuccino and a great place to pick up imported gourmet foods and gifts. The smell of Wilma’s homemade cooking for her daughters in the back kitchen soon had customers asking to also be served a portion and a hot buffet and luncheon menu was created. In 1993 they expanded the restaurant to accommodate all of their customers for lunch and dinner.
Joe and Wilma originate from Abruzzo, Italy — a place renowned for its dramatic beauty and home to some of the world’s finest wine, olive oil, meats and cheeses. The De Luca’s wanted to develop a business that incorporated their passion for food and entertaining, yet remained true to their Italian heritage and culture. Wilma has also trained at the Culinary Institute of America and featured in local televised food programming.
Barbara Caffe is the kind of place customers like to come home to; after 30 years in business our aim is to always welcome you and leave you gloriously satisfied.