Valentino’s stays true to family’s Italian roots

Nov 03, 2014 1232

The Gianottas have operated Valentino's in Indian Harbour Beach since 1995, which shows they are doing something right. Patriarch Sergio Giannotta Sr. is in charge of making his customers feel welcome, while son Sergio Jr. makes sure the patrons are well-fed.

Question: What is the family history?

Senior: I was born in Faicchio in 1949. It's a small town in the Campania region of Italy, about 45 miles northeast of Naples. Faicchio sits at the foothills of the Apennines Mountain range, which is said to be the backbone of Italy.

Sergio Junior was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

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