In early 2020, Vinny took over as owner of Gustaly, from the original owners of Bologna, Italy who had been in business for 25 years. Vinny, who shares the same passion for Italian food as Antonio and Claudia, grew up in Florence, Italy. During his time in Florence, Vinny worked in several restaurants and learned the true art of not only Italian cooking, but also the art of customer service.
After marrying an American girl, Vinny moved to the U.S. and worked in various restaurants in NYC before opening up a successful Italian panini shop that was originally from Florence, Italy.
Vinny left the panini shop in late 2019 to open Vinny's Panini at the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport and then took over Gustaly in early 2020.
Gustaly features typical products of the Italian tradition, such as homemade pasta, gourmet panini, salads, taglieri (platters of cured meats and cheeses), Italian wine, beers, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and much more. All products are imported directly from Italy, so everything Gustaly prepares is exclusively and authentically Italian. The food is cooked in front of the customers as in the true Italian tradition