Tim and Cinzia Gaglio, veteran restaurateurs in South Florida and New York, have opened Osteria Salina, just off Atlantic Ave., in Delray Beach. Osteria Salina features cuisine of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily, with an emphasis on the freshest seafood and “clean’’ eating. Osteria Salina’s sister location is in the Hamptons in Wainscott, N.Y.
Cinzia Gaglio, who serves as executive chef, traces inspiration to her family’s rich Italian heritage and culinary expertise. She began her restaurant career as a child, working in her family’s restaurants, and was educated in the traditional Italian cooking styles taught to her by her grandparents during annual summer visits.
Osteria Salina’s handcrafted menu draws upon many of the authentic recipes that have been passed through the generations. Cinzia Gaglio designed and managed Vigneti Bottega di Vino in The Library Hotel in New York City and served as managing partner at a winery, Pieve Del Vescovo in Corciano, Italy.
Tim Gaglio served as director of operations at Capitale Restaurant and Buddha Bar New York City and vice president of operations for Le Madre, Mad 61, Coco Pazzo, Il Toscanacio and Sapore di Mare.
Previously, the Gaglios owned Trattoria Coco Lezzone located on Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. In addition, Tim Gaglio owned Coho Grille at South Street Seaport in New York and in Boca Raton, the Polo Grille in Palm Beach and White Star Mills Restaurant in Staunton, Va.
Photos: Debbie Sommerville