Vittorio Assaf grew up in Milan where he earned a degree in Political Science before studying Law at the University of Urbino. He spent eight years on the floor of Milan’s Stock Exchange and then moved on to pursue an opportunity in the fashion industry. He came to New York in 1985 with the seeds of priceless ideas that have grown into a string of flourishing businesses. He opened Café Candiotti in 1985, which featured original paintings by Andy Warhol and quickly became a true Manhattan hot spot. Vittorio works tirelessly and with undiminished enthusiasm for all his ventures. Mr. Assaf’s culture, sense of style, and passion for food is the heart of all menu creations for all the restaurants of the Serafina Restaurant Group.