Founders, chefs, and brothers, Giacomo and Gennaro Alaio were both born in Naples, Italy, and came to the United States when they were just 8 and 10 years old to live in Brooklyn with their grandparents. Coming from a long line of restaurateurs, they were brought up in the restaurant business and always managed to find odd-jobs after school in their father's pizza shop. In the summer months, Giacomo would go back to Naples and work in his cousin’s restaurant in the Spanish Quarters of Naples.
It was there that he acquired a passion for cooking. He learned that simple and fresh ingredients make great food. He decided to bring the authentic and simple recipes of the Neapolitan cuisine back to New York and in 1991, they opened up their first Patrizia's restaurant in the Bronx. Through their passion and commitment to serving delicious, authentic Italian food, using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Giacomo and Gennaro have succeeded in opening eleven more restaurants located throughout the Tri-State area.