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Bringing Italy to Omaha
Located in Omaha, NE      402-346-8001

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Intimate Dining and Authentic Dishes

Finding Malara's Italian Restaurant can be a challenge, but once you have spotted our secluded location, you'll think of it as your secret hideaway. We are located in a quiet residential area in Omaha, where we have been providing delicious, authentic Italian cuisine for over 30 years.
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Serving Omaha Since 1984

Caterina Malara is a native of Italy who came to Omaha from Argentina in the mid-1960s. In 1984, she opened her restaurant as a carryout business in the west end of the former home of Rotella's Bakery.

Since then, we have expanded 3 times. Today, we offer full-service dining for up to 150, plus carryout, catering, and a party lounge that can accommodate up to 30 guests.

Even though our restaurant has grown, our menu features the same favorites it has always included.

Owned and Operated by the Malara Family

Malara's Italian Restaurant stands out among local restaurants because it's owned and operated by 5 women — Mrs. Malara has brought her daughters into the family business.

Caterina Malara, Carmen Rotella, Maria Szablowski, Gracie Benak, and Anna Ruzicka specialize in homemade Italian cuisine that's made the way our family has made it for generations.

Join us for lunch or dinner today and learn why we have so many regular customers. Our quaint, homey Italian hideaway is worth finding! We look forward to meeting you!
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3 Great Reasons to Visit Malara's Italian Restaurant Today

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Large portions
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Low prices
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Friendly service
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