Berks restaurant to be featured on Food Network tonight

Maniaci’s Italian Bistro in Mohnton will be featured on tonight’s episode of Restaurant: Impossible on the Food Network. The episode, which airs at 10 p.m., shows the transformation Maniaci’s by chef Robert Irvine.

Maniaci’s Italian Bistro in Mohnton, Pa., was a thriving family business that was run by Mrs. Maniaci until her death: Five years later, her three sons are running the business into the ground. Chef Robert Irvine has two days and $10,000 to overhaul the menu, décor and give the Maniaci brothers a fresh start to keep their mother’s dream alive.

Berks County restaurants have been featured on television in the past.  Ady Abreu of Ady’s Cupcakes in West Reading was the winner on an episode of Cupcake Wars that aired last May on Food Network. The Peanut Bar’s Chef Andrea Heinley was a contestant on season five of the FOX show Hell’s Kitchen, and the Peanut Bar itself was featured on the Travel Channel special Bar Food Paradise.

Tune in tonight at 10 p.m., and support a local Berks County restaurant!


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