It all started when Pete and
Maria followed their hearts to go back to their family roots and open a
Pietro “Pete” Cercone grew up in Fresno, CA. He worked and
cooked in different Italian restaurants growing up--including his parents'--for many years. Starting at 18 years old, he
learned his mother’s old world recipes. He left the restaurant industry to make his mark in the world of sales and higher education
admissions and recruiting. But the restaurant bug bit him when the higher
education industry took a beating and Pete followed his renewed dream of opening his
Maria also grew up in the restaurant business. She worked for her parents in
their Greek restaurant which, amazingly, was in the same building as the Bistro
is now! Like Pete, she learned her mother’s recipes (except Greek). Like Pete,
she left the restaurant industry to make her own way in property management and real estate.
Pete and Maria met and after several years
of courting (and begging), Maria finally said ‘yes’ to Pete and they were wed. Soon after, "Pete and Maria’s Bistro" was born.
They have combined their parents’ recipes to create a
unique and delicious menu
. And more importantly, they bring their parents’
family values and atmosphere to their restaurant to create a warm, casual
environment for your dining enjoyment.
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