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986 Easton Road, Horsham, PA
John Vallario is a talented chef who has an incredible flair for making anything taste great. He is a native of New York who inherited his gift for preparing delicious food from his grandmother, mother and his aunts. Their traditional old world quality was passed down from generation to generation.
He began his culinary career at a young age, working in his uncle’s pizza restaurant, L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, NY. In 1980, at age 18, he opened his first food establishment, a luncheonette, serving lunch and dinner. Then, in 1984, he opened his first Pizza Cafe, Miami Slice, which became very successful. Six years later, he added Michael’s Café, where fine pastas and dinner entrees were added to the already great menu. John John’s Pizza Café was another addition, which was successfully handed down to family members before making the latest move. In 2005, he relocated to PA and opened Grandma’s Grotto, an Italian restaurant providing 120 seats, which offers dine-in, catering, carryout and delivery.
In addition to his regular menu, he now offers an all-inclusive gluten-free menu filled with Italian specialties that satisfy diners across Montgomery and Bucks counties. The latest accommodation these diners can enjoy is from his recently opened “Gluten-Free Shop.” It is a little store housed right in the restaurant, where they can select from already prepared, frozen, gluten-free entrees, appetizers, desserts, bakery items, strombolis, pizza and much more. This provides gluten-free patrons with the ability to enjoy a bit of John’s delicious gluten-free food in the comfort of their own homes.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Historic Strawbridge Building
8th and Market Streets