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Chef Nick Iannuccilli's family transplanted from Bologna, Italy, to Providence when the budding epicurean was young, sealing his dual status as a true Italian and a Rhode Islander. Though his cooking style incorporates some North American flair, his allegiance to the cuisine of his homeland undoubtedly led to the success of his first restaurant, Florentine Grille, where his culinary skills received the lick of approval from Frank Sinatra and the former president of Italy, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.
Today, Iannuccilli turns his full attention to Italo American Grill, where he continues to create his signature Italian dishes, including the pescatore baked scrod he once served to Sinatra. Along with the tasty favorites, it's Iannuccilli's willingness to cater to guests' requests—be it for a gluten-free pizza or a prosciutto named after them—that keeps happiness flowing.