Chef Antonino "Nino" Settepani
Owner, Co-Founder, Head Chef, and Father
Chef Antonino Settepani is a Sicilian-born baker and restaurateur who has been serving delectable food to the people of New York City for over three decades. Antonino is a well-respected member of the New York City culinary community; his establishments have earned numerous accolades and awards over the years.
He first started working in a bakery when he first immigrated to the United States and as a high school student every day after school, he went to work for a bakery not far from where he lived. Eventually he was the first to attend university in his family and went to New York University and French Culinary Institute. While he was a student at NYU with his family he opened his first bakery in the heart of the Village, a bakery called 'Bruno Bakery’ and then went on to open “Bondi” on 20th street. Both locations were always full of life and he always loved curating menus with his favorite dishes.
He takes great pride in his work and provides his customers with an exceptional dining experience; he has made food and cakes for everyone from Luciano Pavarotti, Gino Lollobrigida, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Queen Maxima, and many more.
Chef Nino’s family plays an important role in this business. working alongside his wife Leah and children, Bilena and Seyoum. Antonino's dedication to his family and his craft is evident in the delicious food that Settepani serves, which is made with love and care.