2016 Chef Spotlight
Central Florida chefs and restaurants.
Antonio’s Chef Patrick Tramontana was rolling the dough before he was even born…kind of. At the time of his birth, his mother worked in a New York bakery. “Most of what I learned about cooking came from helping my mother in the kitchen,“ Patrick recalls. “That and from helping my older brothers.’’ By age 13 he was working full time in the family’s Long Island pizzeria. Already, his life’s path had taken shape.
Patrick credits Chef Alfredo Giulio for deciding to pursue his passion for food. Encouraged by Chef Giulio, Patrick attended culinary school and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, and his talents flourished under several well-known chefs in Orlando. Patrick joined Antonio’s team and is in his fourth year as Executive Chef upstairs, furthering Antonio’s reputation as a local favorite for dining.
Antonio’s features fantastic seafood, steaks and Italian fare, and has been a fixture on Orlando’s culinary landscape for 25 years. Upstairs is casually elegant dining while downstairs is akin to dining inside an Italian market. If you’re on the run, you can enjoy Patrick’s creations from the grab-and-go section in the market. An Italian deli, liquor & wine store and many hard to find Italian products are available in the retail market.
Upstairs or down, you’re in for a treat at Antonio’s, a local favorite for 25 years!
Location and Contact Info
611 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Lunch: Monday to Friday
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5:00pm–10:00pm