Ciao Bella is a family owned Italian restaurant and pizzeria.Giuseppe Graci, owner and head chef, graduated from IPAS Culinary School in Sciacca, Sicily, where he earned a degree in Mediterranean cuisine.
After graduating, Giuseppe went on to work at Hotel Negresco in Venice, Italy and then moved on to working at Hotel Byron in Rimini, Italy. During this time, he mastered his pizza making skills and refined his culinary techniques.In 1985 Giuseppe immigrated to the United States to live the American dream, which to him, was to own his own restaurant.He began his career in New York working at Miss K’s, which was a pizzeria/deli in Manhattan. Later, his dreams came true when he opened Frank’s Pizzeria in Astoria, where he went on to successfully run and become a neighborhood favorite for over 10 years.
Giuseppe has now been in the food industry for over 30 years and his dedication to Italian cuisine is evident in the food he prepares. Giuseppe invites you to come stay for a while and enjoy the tastes of Italy!