Gervasio’s Italian Family Restaurant has opened a new location at The Shops at Old York Village in Chesterfield, Renaissance Properties announced Thursday.
The restaurant, now under the guidance of chef and owner Mark Mazzone, views itself as not only as a culinary gem, but one that serves as a bridge between generations as its currently leadership takes a cherished family legacy of beloved Italian recipes and moves it forward.
Gervasio’s Family Restaurant has a rich history dating back to 1969 when it was first established by Tony Gervasio, Mazzone’s grandfather.
The restaurant, located at 95 Saddle Way, aims to offer the charm and appeal of traditional architectural features.
Mazzone, who spent his childhood immersed in the family business, learning the art of pizza making, and developing a deep passion for food – brings a resume that includes working at renowned establishments like Wolfgang Puck and Di Bruno Bros.
What sets Gervasio’s apart from the rest is its strong connection to the past, not just through the family recipes but also through its architectural aesthetic. The Shops at Old York Village, with its neotraditional design, perfectly complements the essence of Gervasio’s Italian Family Restaurant. The center artfully blends contemporary architecture with elements borrowed from the past, creating a space that celebrates the cherished traditions of bygone eras.
“By choosing The Shops at Old York Village as the home for Gervasio’s Italian Family Restaurant, Mark Mazzone has found the perfect setting to honor his family’s cherished recipes and business principles,” Robert Adinolfi, chief operating officer at Renaissance Properties, said. “There’s a perfect synergy with Gervasio’s and The Shops at Old York Village that has been created at the intersection of the past and present.”
With 2,481 square feet of space, Gervasio’s Italian Family Restaurant serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of family-owned businesses. Employing a dedicated staff of 35, Gervasio’s offers classic family recipes passed down through generations, along with new and unique dishes that reflect Mazzone’s culinary expertise.
“The menu showcases beloved favorites like original Trenton tomato pies and slices, as well as mouthwatering cheesesteaks, chicken cutlet sandwiches, and an array of delectable entrees including chicken cacciatore, veal parmesan, and salmon puttanesca,” Mazzone said.