Il Famiglia Scorpio

Giuseppe Scorpio was born in Virano Patenora June 2, 1939 into the house of a long line of master stone masons. He gladly followed in his father’s footsteps creating beautiful works of art set to withstand the test of time. Maria Milano was born in Piedimonte Matesse January 20, 1939 to the parents of goods merchants. In 1963 the two married and soon after started a family. By the time they were blessed with their third child Giuseppe, had decided to make a courageous move across the ocean for a chance at a better life for his family. In 1970 the Scorpios would find a new start in Rhode Island.

While Maria worked from home, cooked, and chased after seven children, Giuseppe taught himself English and founded his own company, Masonry of Italy Construction. They had realized their “American Dream”!

In 1986 shortly after the wedding for their only daughter Elisabetta and their eldest son Mario enlisted in the Army,  Giuseppe would make his second life changing move, this time to Florida. Of the six boys in the family five had followed in their father’s footsteps and became prosperous in construction, one however stayed close to his mother in the kitchen challenging himself to duplicate the meals in the same traditions he was raised.

Years later this son Vincenzo together with Giuseppe and Maria would have the vision to lift the Scorpio family recipes to a higher level than Maria had ever dreamed. In December 2002,Scorpio’s Italian Eatery was founded. Now, mother and son work side by side to bring the authentic taste of Italy to the table in our family restaurant.

Giuseppe still enjoys the tradition of making wine every fall, and keeps busy inspecting his other boy’s jobsites making certain they dedicate the same pride and passion that he had given his trade. In the evening he can be found greeting guests in the dining room and making sure that Brookes and the other servers have a helping hand when they need one.