Gran Paradiso Italian Cuisine is new to Island Park in August 2014. Pictured from left, owners Benny Collado (chef) and Bernardo Collado (manager) (Credit: Gran Paradiso Italian Cuisine)
Gran Paradiso Italian Cuisine is serving house-made tagliolini, gnocchi and paccheri in the former Island Park digs of Meson Iberia.
While the place is named for a national park in the mountains of Northern Italy, chef-co-owner Benny Collado and his partner (and cousin), manager Bernardo Collado, hail from the Dominican Republic. Previously, Benny Collado cooked at Toro Pazzo in Wantagh and...
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