My Grandparents were my inspiration and my parents Antonio & Lily my biggest heroes!
The Aveni Family and Monica arrived to Pittsburgh back in the 80's and opened the first Argentine Restaurant "El Ultimo Cafe" in the Strip District in 1990. In 1991 Monica received a Culinary Certification in Food Service and Preparation from Conelley Trade School. Their second restaurant was in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh on 6th St. in 1994.
After loosing her both parents; Monica decided to continue with the Catering Service and La Mendocina was born in 2004.