* * * 

               Before Frank Catalanotto knew just where he'd open his new restaurant, he knew exactly

what he'd be serving and had the name nailed down too.  Nephew's Ristorante is a tribute to

 

his family and it's long history of preparing Sicilian and Italian Creole food for New Orleans. 

 

The "nephew" refers to Catalanotto himself as his uncle is the late Tony Angello of the former

 

landmark Tony Angello's Ristorante.

 

               Frank had been executive chef at Tony Angello's Ristorante, a job he grew into naturally

 

through the dynamics of the family business.  He started working for his uncle as a teenager back

 

when the restaurant first opened in 1972.  He took on more responsibilities, including learning the

 

business  from his uncle and the recipes from his mom, Tina, and his Aunt Frances until he

 

essentially became the keeper of the family recipes. 

               "They taught me  the recipes and I took over when they  retired.  Then for the longest

 

time  it was just me and my uncle. I will continue to bring to my customers the experience of 'Feed

 

Me'  and other kitchen specialties of my family."

-Frank Catalanotto

Owner/Chef

© 2023 by Modello. Proudly created with Wix.com