Owners Kathy (Marsico-Kaminski) and Kevin Kaminski welcome you to enjoy a meal at Ladles. We strive to deliver quality meals and great service at an affordable price. Ladles restaurant is a place where you'll enjoy delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, luscious desserts, fantastic dinner entree selections of fresh pastas, seafood, veal and steaks.
Kathy opened her first Ladles restaurant in downtown Arnold, Pennsylvania, where it began as a small breakfast and lunch cafe. Kathy is a very enthusiastic entrepreneur, she decided to quell her passion for cooking and create the Ladles concept. At her first Ladles restaurant she featured numerous homemade soups and luscious sandwiches on homemade Syrian bread that soon became quite the rage in Arnold. Decadent desserts, enormous salads and hearty breakfast fare rounded out the menu, thus making this little hometown spot a very popular place to dine. Ladles is now opened as a full service cafe offering breakfast, lunch in the Arnold location and lunch and dinner at the Springdale location.
The recognizable Ladles logo has become very popular and many times as Kathy is out-and-about, she is approached by many as the "Ladles Soup Lady!" Kathy has published her first cookbook and also hosted a cable TV cooking show in Western Pennsylvania. For Kathy, cooking is not work, but her own sort of therapy. She explains that creating a wholesome and delicious pot of soup is as satisfying as painting a portrait. It soothes the soul, fills the belly and the next day a new canvas is waiting. Most of Kathy's soups are created on impulse and many are on the favorites list at the restaurant. Notable soups include Spinach Romano, Tomato & Cheddar Dumpling, and creamy, roasted Red Pepper, just to name a few.
Kathy grew up strictly Italian and her mother Paulina offers a lot of assistance and inspiration to her overly ambitious daughter. Try the homemade Gnocchi on your next visit to any one of the Ladles locations. When you come to Ladles you are in for a delicious meal and hometown hospitality.
Have you tried our new organic breads for either breakfast or on a sandwich? There are locally made for us at Friendship farms in Ligonier as well as supply us with our grass feed beef that we use for our steaks, meatballs, meatloaf, shepherd's pie, meat ravioli and more ! We give you the best quality of everything we serve both for healthy living and for optimum flavor. Ladles offers healthy options!