Larry and Brian Leonardi are Baltimore natives with roots in Little Italy. Our grandparents came to the U.S. from Italy when they were young and settled in Baltimore. As children, we spent many summer days surrounded by the historic restaurants and bakeries between President St. and Central Ave. As we grew in age, we were drawn to the world of restaurants. First as bus boys, servers, and cooks in our uncle’s restaurant, Velleggia’s, and then in our own “Casa di Pasta” eateries in Belvedere Square and Columbia. We now bring a lifetime of hospitality experience and the recipes of our parents and grandparents to our latest endeavor, FIRENZE.