The Sapore Gurus

There is something about Sapore di Mare, an authentic family-owned Italian and seafood restaurant in Coconut Grove, that feels like home. We had so much fun when we met the owner, Matteo Paderni, and his sister Veronica. We learned Matteo’s wife Georgia always dreamt of opening a place that served the delicacies of her Amalfi Coast hometown. When we asked their secret to success, they said passion and love for what they do, constancy in the freshness and quality of their food, and their regulars who have become friends. What is their measure of success? When they look up at the end of the night and see the tables filled with happy people.  

Watch the full interview to hear how Matteo and Georgia first met in the Disney International Hospitality Program and how a robbery brought them huge success.

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