John Coscarelli always knew he wanted to go into the restaurant business. His parents, Norma and Mike, both moved to the U.S. in search for a better life. With them they brought recipes of pasta, pizza and other Italian specials, to bring a little bit of home with them. John believed the recipes were to good not to share with the community. So they decided to open a restaurant.
GRAND LEDGE – With a true belief in their product, Cugino’s Italian restaurant has been successful in Grand Ledge for the past 13 years. Cugino’s, is located in the heart of downtown Grand Ledge, offers a wide range of Italian specialties. This restaurant is the winner of the 2013 People’s Choice Award in three different categories, which are dinner, Italian and pizza. The owners of Cugino’s, Mark Naccarato and Pat Deluca, are cousins who bought the restaurant from their great uncle in 2001. It was called Pasquale’s before it turned into a family style restaurant in April 2001.