Owner & Executive Chef

Pino Luongo

Chef Pino Luongo has been a favorite among locals since 1995 at the original Gastronomia on South Tamiami Trail where he was the Executive Chef / Partner.

In 2000 Pino opened Pino’s Primi Piatti on the corner of Main Street and Gulf Stream Ave.
The most recent Pino's, Pino's Italian Dining, opened in 2014 and was located in Shops at Siesta Row. Now, Chef Pino will have a Private Dining Room located in Appizza A Pizza. This was an idea of Pino and business partner Filippo who have been friends and have worked with each other for 2+ decades


Pino’s specialties include fresh seafood nightly, Ossobuco, 16oz Bone-In Veal chops and original Italian cuisine from his native Island of Ischia.

Always fresh and local when available.

Owner & Executive Chef

Filippo Privitello

Filippo Privitello originally from Sicily moved to

New York 35 years ago where he mastered his Pizza skills. Filippo is also known by many locals since his

first Pizzeria.

Filippo’s which was located next to the movie theater at Parkway Cinema. He moved to a larger location, which is the same location as Appizza A Pizza, in 2000. Filippo sold his business in 2010.

Pino and Filippo have known, and worked with each other since 1990 and now have decided to partner up to give all the locals and new guests their combined cuisine under one roof, Appizza A Pizza.