Salvo was born in Siracusa, Sicily, living from the fruits of Mother Nature. With two farming parents and a wealth of family recipes, Salvo spent the first 19 years of his life learning about the love that goes into every bite of handmade meals. His mother was an expert on artisanal meals and pastries, all using the fresh ingredients his father brought home.
Though he first went into engineering as Sicily’s economy changed, Salvo always kept baking close to his heart, cooking for his coworkers and family alike. La Dolci Mania is the gourmet cafe of his dreams, built upon traditional Italian recipes, and he looks forward to sharing the joy of baking with the finest and tastiest ingredients.