Bios

Kevin Felice- 40NORTH Corporate Chef

A graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary Program, Kevin Felice also studied economics at Seton Hall. Kevin started his career at the Hilton Short Hills where he worked under the direction of Chef Richard Kennedy. While there he spearheaded the re-opening of their dining room which received some of the highest accolades in New Jersey. In his early career, Kevin was Owner and Executive Chef of The Cargo Cafe in Staten Island, NY. Now, as part of the 40NORTH Restaurant Group for 4 years, Kevin spearheads the creative development of all 40NORTH kitchens and menus. “Flavor should be clean and simple. I enjoy taking familiar flavors and dishes and presenting them in a new and exciting way that surprises my guests. Comfort can be cutting edge if you are innovative in your technique.” Recent accomplishments with 40NORTH include the conception and opening of The Office Tavern Grill, Piattino Neighborhood Bistro and George + Martha’s American Grill.

Joe Villa - General Manager 

Joe has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Starting out as a server and a bartender he quickly realized his passion for working in restaurants. In 2004 Joe took over as General Manager of The Melting Pot in Red Bank where he focused on building a strong team. It was here that Joe was able to enhance his education in food and beverage, helping the restaurant win multiple awards for their beverage program. He continued working with the Melting Pot at the Atlantic City location where his focus was on creating a personalized and memorable experience for each guest. Joe joined 40 North in 2015. Having grown up in a big Italian-American family, Joe feels right at home at Piattino and looks forward to extending that welcoming family environment to each guest.

Dan Zappulla - Executive Chef

Daniel joined the 40North team in 2015. Prior to that he was Banquet chef at The Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge NJ and was the grill cook at The Cranford hotel. He was instrumental in leading the culinary team at the Office Tavern Grill in Summit from it’s opening in December of 2016 to the present time. Dan attended Morris County Vo-tech and Johnson and Whales where he honed his skills and developed an unique approach to the modern American menu...wowing guests with his unique and creative food.

Contact

Piattino Neighborhood Bistro - Summit

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Piattino

67 Union Place,

Summit, NJ 07901

Phone. (908) 219-4801

Email. store4087@villarestaurantgroup.com

Working Hours

Mon - Thurs

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Fri - Sat

11:00 AM - Midnight

 Sun

 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM