The Culmination of
and Restaurant Entrepreneurship
The common thread uniting all MONTE Restaurant Development Group establishments is our
emphasis on excellent food, superior service, and genuine value throughout the dining
experience. We believe that each meal serves us with the opportunity to take our guests to a
new level—a place of relaxation, comfort and unsurpassed taste.
In 1997, Lino and Gennaro opened their first restaurant, Café Mazzanotte in Severna Park,
Maryland. This fine dining concept was the first successful concept within their restaurant group.
In 1998, the group's first fast-casual brand was born—Squisito® Pizza and Pasta. Over the next
20 years, it has continued to grow and remains America’s favorite neighborhood gathering place
serving guests of all ages!
In 2008, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar made its debut in Downtown Annapolis.
Today it is still one of Annapolis' favorite hot spots—not only for the best authentic Tuscan
Italian cuisine, but also for the most exquisite outdoor dining and wine menu in all of downtown.
Through years of research, learnings and continued success of owning and operating locations
from fast casual to fine dining for over 30 years, the group has perfected and defined their fleet
of restaurants which are thriving today. The MONTE Restaurant Development
Group manages Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Squisito Pizza & Pasta, and Squisito® Too and
operates 15 locations across Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, and Washington DC.
Every restaurant managed by the MONTE Restaurant Development Group strives to exceed the
guest’s expectations on every plate, at every table with every meal. Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen
follows these standards putting customer service at the forefront.
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Michele and Gennaro DiMeo | Proprietors, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen & Wine Bar