Michael Garozzo founded Garozzo’s Ristorante in 1989. He is the owner and operator of all four Kansas City area locations. Michael was born and raised on the “Hill” in St. Louis, famous for its great Italian restaurants. It was there he began his restaurant career as a busboy, with a dream of one day owning a restaurant. His father, Salvatore and his uncle Alfio, both waiters in fine restaurants all their lives, encouraged Michael to follow his dream.