Born on the east coast but got to Padre Island the fastest I could. Fell in love with Padre Island and everything it has to offer from the people to the beach, to the Laguna Madre and all this beautiful weather we get to enjoy all year long. My family opened Island Italian in 1987 and I’ve worked there since, learning every aspect of the business from doing dishes after school to now running and owning one of the oldest eateries on North Padre Island. Working toward the future with family members and preparing my daughter to be the 3rd generation to run Island Italian where you can usually find us working together. Stop by and say we love to meet new people and visit with friends.