From OnlyinYourState, by Marisa Roman Oftentimes, one of the most appealing aspects of an Italian restaurant is the family history. There is nothing quite like sitting down to a meal and enjoying well-crafted, carefully-curated recipes from a family that truly honors the cuisine. This is how it feels to dine at Parmesan Pete’s in Naples, Florida. This Italian kitchen has fourth-generation recipes used within the restaurant, some dating back to the late 1800s. Come take a bite out of history with this Italian staple. If you want more Florida restaurants, make sure to click here and sign up for our weekly dining newsletter. Every Thursday, a new eatery to try in the Sunshine State will be delivered straight to your email. Yum! During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date. With a fourth-generation Italian chef at the helm dating back to 1894, Parmesan Pete’s in Naples, Florida is some of the best food you’ll find on the Gulf. That’s right, the family recipes that pepper the Parmesan Pete’s menu have been passed down over four generations, which means you’re getting a true taste of tradition every time you dine. As the history goes of this restaurant, there are five generations of Della Rocca family members in America from Italy, with members opening Italian restaurants on York Street in Brooklyn back in the late 1800s to now, in Naples Florida with Chef Peter Della Rocca. People flock to Parmesan Pete’s for the family-friendly ambiance, plus the menu that offers a big bite of Brooklyn on the Gulf coast. Start with a sandwich for lunch piled high with salami, capicola, ham, and provolone, all wedged between a fresh ciabatta bun… …or sit down for a romantic dinner meal, with a bottle of wine and the light sounds of a live violin as you dine. All the sauces from Pete’s are prepared with imported Italian plum tomatoes. Save room for dessert, too! These Italian delights range from Tartufo to cannolis and beyond. Pair it with a sweet port and you’ll be transported to the other Naples across the ocean. Visit Parmesan Pete’s in Florida for a trip to Italy courtesy of fourth-generation recipes and feel like family throughout the meal.