Pina was born in Benevento, Italy and immigrated to America with her family at the tender age of seven. Typical of Italian families, her mother was a very accomplished cook and enthusiastically shared her love and passion for preparing the foods of her native Italy with her daughters. Many of Pina’s fondest childhood memories revolve around the kitchen and all the wonderful aroma’s, sights and flavors that originated from it.
Pina's formal training as a chef took place in the kitchens of Benevento Italy by her mother's side. She is a true maestro of the art of regional Italian cooking. In 1995 Pina's dream of opening up her own bistro came true. Pina insists upon creating every dish from scratch, without the use of flavor enhancers, including her hand-crafted sausage, manicotti, cannelloni, and deserts. Only the freshest and finest natural ingredients are used to prepare her dishes. Pina never compromises when it comes to ingredients. Coupled with time honored culinary techniques, developed and honed to perfection throughout the course of her life, Pina consistently strives to provide her clients with amazing meals and excellent customer service.
Having moved to an online presence, Pina continues to provide her customers with their favorite cuisine.