Kevin McDonald and his wife, Helen, have been the proprietors of Damenti’s Restaurant in Mountaintop for 36 years. Kevin, who is the chef at the restaurant, was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and began his career in Denver, Colorado, where he attended the University of Denver. After working In Denver and Steamboat Springs, Kevin and his wife returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania and bought Damenti’s. Kevin and Helen have studied with and been awarded certificates by Marcella Hazan, Bologna, Italy; Ken Hom, Hong Kong; and L’Ecole de Cordon Bleu in Denver, Colorado.
Damenti’s is much more than a family business to the McDonalds, it’s also their home. Damenti’s Restaurant has been a staple in this community for over 60 years. Jimmy Damenti and his wife Jule owned, operated and lived there for 30 years before selling Damenti’s to Kevin and Helen McDonald. In turn Helen and Kevin along with their family have made Damenti’s their home.