John Pittari Sr. brought his family to the United States from Naples, Italy in the mid-70's. Pittari not only brought his family from Italy but he also brought his love of authentic Italian cuisine to the U.S. Shortly after Pittari Sr. arrived in America, he opened up a string of restaurants in Brooklyn, NY. As the decade of the 80's approached, he made his way south to North Carolina. It was here in the Tarheel State that Pittari Sr. opened up his first pizzeria, Schiano's Pizza, in the Crabtree Valley Mall. Twin sons, Victor and Johnny Jr., got involved in the family business at the tender age of eight years old as they learned how to wait tables at the pizzeria.
This restaurant experience would prove invaluable for the twin brothers. With their new found knowledge and a natural born desire, the brothers also developed a passion for the restaurant industry. As their father opened up more restaurants in North Carolina, the brothers gained more experience, learning something different at each new establishment. During this time, the brother's cousin, Franco Liccardi came to NC from Naples, Italy. Franco, who is a master chef, worked closely with Johnny Jr. to teach him how to cook authentic Italian meals. Johnny Jr. was taught how to make everything from the simplest Italian dish to the most complex entree. Franco showed Johnny the true joy of creating wonderful Italian dishes. Now Johnny has his own restaurant, San Remo Italian Grill. His brother Victor and cousin Franco are also running their own restaurants. As for his father John Pittari Sr, he is always there offering his wisdom and guidance.
Come join us at San Remo Italian Grill where every customer is treated like one of the family.
A Note from San Remo Italian Grill:
We sincerely hope you find your visit with "Our Family" here at San Remo palatably rewarding. We hope our relaxed atmosphere brings you comfort and pleasure.
We utilize only the finest ingredients to create our dishes and to offer our patrons authentic Italian Cuisine. We spend many hours of preparatin to ensure the freshness and the high quality of our finished products. Our dishes contain no added colorings, preservatives or additives.
In our very rushed society - may we suggest you "take time out." Come spend the evening with "Our Family" and enjoy the serene atmosphere where caring for the individual is our primary objective. Bring your family and friends to a memorable adventure in the art of True Italian Cuisine!
From your Chefs,
Johnny & Franco
San Remo vi ringrazia di aver' scelto di cenare questa sera con noi. E per tanto vi da il piu caloroso benvenuto. E vi ricorda che mangiare e uno dei godimenti della vita. Per tanto vi consiglia di rilasarvi e di godere. La vostra cena.