Ciao Pittsburgh: Have you ever been to Italy? If yes, which city was your most memorable?
Michael: Yes. In Sicily Campofelice Di Rocella. It is where my family is from and is right on the beach.
Ciao Pittsburgh: Do you and your family keep up with any Italian traditions? If yes name a few.
Michael: Yes. Scopa – Italian card game. We watch Italian soccer every Sunday. We make Sopressata and wine every year.
Ciao Pittsburgh: When you hear the word Italy or Italian, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Michael: How people think we are suppose to act like the scum on Jersey Shore! To me I think of where I have come from and the example I should set for my kids.
Ciao Pittsburgh: What does being Italian mean to you?
Michael: It means that I have a proud heritage and am proud of my people.
Ciao Pittsburgh: What is your favorite Italian food or dish?
Michael: Martrigiana. It is famous in Rome and if it’s made right it is the best thing you will ever eat.
Ciao Pittsburgh: In Pittsburgh, where is your favorite place to eat?
Michael: Pizzaiolo in Mt. Lebanon. Everything is made right the way it is in Italy.
Ciao Pittsburgh: What do you love most about Pittsburgh?
Michael: Everything is convenient and a very livable city.
Ciao Pittsburgh: What is your occupation?
Ciao Pittsburgh: How or what made you choose your career?
Michael: I had no other options.
Ciao Pittsburgh: What do you do in your spare time?
Michael: I love boxing.
Ciao Pittsburgh: What is your favorite car?
Michael: Cadillac Deville.