Authentic in every nature of the word, Harlem Italian cafe Ristorante Settepani serves fine Italian cuisine in a family atmosphere. Guests in the Harlem area can stop by any night of the week for a satisfying meal, but more notably, for the experience provided by owners Leah Abraham and Antonino Settepani. Having joined her husband on his restaurant venue, Abraham and Settepani together have created an authentic Italian restaurant uptown.
Moving to the United States with his family in 1973, Antonino Settepani received a bachelor’s degree from New York University in both Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Italian Literature and Philosophy. During his time at NYU he set out on a new business venture: the infamous café Bruno Bakery, located in the heart of the West Village. It was here that Settepani polished his business skills and expanded his knowledge of the industry. Through these efforts he was able to add a manufacturing location for wholesale demand in 1991.
A future in the food industry was no surprise for Settepani, who honed his culinary skills at The French Culinary Institute in 1989, with close mentoring from renowned chef Jacques Pepin. After completing the program he went on to work with food historian Luisa di Giovanni from Italy and created Café Bondi, another Italian restaurant located in the Flatiron district of Manhattan.
Today, Settepani oversees the manufacturing bakery in Brooklyn and his famed Italian restaurant after his own name, Ristorante Settepani. Guests can look forward to the latest addition of healthy flax-granola and baked goods, now available online. Additionally, the Harlem Italian restaurant now serves a 10” homemade margarita pizza with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil, during lunch and dinner.
Authentic Italian food lives at Italian restaurant Ristorante Settepani thanks to the dedication and expertise of Antonino Settepani. For fantastic Harlem late night dining, swing by this Italian cafe.