It’s a story about two Sicilian cousins that decided to team up to open the best Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in Debary! With their combined years of culinary experience, they are able to bring great quality food with service to match! Their upbringings are very similar, and being first generation Italian has helped them understand the art of great food!
Frank Paradiso, grew up in Queens, NY. He worked in many of his families’ restaurants and then decided to branch out and work for other highly acclaimed restaurants in the New York region. Working at these high paced, famous pizzerias in New York City has given him the knowledge and passion for making a perfect pizza. He moved to Orlando, FL, where he reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Antoniella. Frank worked and managed Antoniella’s families’ restaurants for a few years. They have owned Stefano’s Trattoria and Il Pescatore, both restaurants that are still in business today. Frank and his wife also owned Pizza Paradiso in Orlando, Fl.
Sal Ciaccio has owned Goodfella’s in Orlando, Florida for over 12 years. His business has strived throughout the years, giving Goodfella’s it’s over the top reputation. Originally from Queens, NY, his family moved to Deltona in his late teens. He worked in various pizzerias and restaurants in the Deltona area, and at a very young age he was part owner of a local pizzeria in Deltona. Throughout the years he found himself in Orlando, where he met his beautiful wife, Caitlyn. He now has two beautiful children and has recently moved back to the Deltona area to be closer to his family.
Sal’s brother, Calogero “Charlie” Ciaccio, also works at the restaurant as the head chef. Charlie has years of experience both as an Executive Chef and Sous Chef. Charlie cooks with passion and knowledge, two very important ingredients when making delicious home cooked, exquisite Italian food!
Family is everything to both Frank and Sal, and not wanting to sacrifice family time, they knew it was necessary to team up for this new venture. Sal knows this area very well, and understood that Debary was missing a true authentic pizzeria and Italian restaurant. Working side by side, Frank and Sal promise to deliver great quality food, over the top service, and a true neighborhood family restaurant.