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Owners:Donna & Alfredo Cali

Little Italy was started in 1978 by Founders Josephine & Vito, Donna's Aunt & Uncle. Donna & Alfredo came for a visit and fell in love with Inverness and decided to stay. Helping and building Little Italy to what it is today. Many family recipes go back over 100 years. Although they are maintain full ownership of Little Italy they are currently living in California, a new adventure in their life. Full Italian restaurant serving lunch and dinner called: Con Amore, Corona CA.

Chef (COOK) Rosario Cali

Rosario brings TWENTY years of Little Italy experience to your table. NOT AN OWNER OR PARTNER, just a regular worker like everyone else but works a lot more hours and will be the first to tell you he is not a chef, he is a cook. Best cook I know!  Was a hands on student learning from only the best, his family, OWNERS of Little Italy Donna and Alfredo Cali. Now with family living in California he has his own spin on all of it. Rosario and wife now managing Little Italy for Donna and Alfredo.


Patricia Cali (Patty)

Wanting to help at her husband Rosario side, Patricia decided to joined Little Italy. NOT AN OWNER OR PARTNER. Regular employee like everyone else. Helping across the board, jack of trade and always with a smile.
​How can one not smile, food is a happy time.

Steve Snowman

At this point practically family, retired several years ago from his official job but can't retire from his Little Italy family. Yes! Thank you Snowman! 

A Love Story


Always smiling and a hard worker. Ready to take on each day and take care of all our guests at Little Italy.

Assist Rosario with prep work in kitchen and assist girls in front as needed. Doing a great job.

Tyler and Jackie have been with us at Little Italy for over a year, Tyler almost two years actually. They got engaged at Little Italy, then married at Little Italy and now, their beautiful little Naomi born in Jan. 2019
They are all a joy, thank you for being a part of our team.


Salad and sandwich bar, dinning room to make sure you have what you need for your table, you will also see her pop in to help with a dinner. Proud mom. Still getting to know Amanda as she is our newest employee. Started new with us Feb 2019.

Our Staff

A new chapter at Little Italy!

Vito and Josephine came to Inverness Florida and opened Little Italy in 1978.

Alfredo and Donna joined them in 1995, commuting from Orlando in the beginning.

Rosario came to help in 1999, fell in love with Inverness and is now managing

Little Italy with his wife Patrizia. 

When Rosario met Patrizia at Little Italy in 2012, who knew how that would turn

out to be love at first sight and now working side by side here at Little Italy.   

Little Italy of Inverness