I have thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s cooking during my career in Boston and had even greater pleasure getting to know Steve. Exceeding expectations is what he does best. I am sure people will enjoy this book as much as their experience at one of Steve’s restaurants.

— Tom Brady, NFL Quarterback

This book may be all about the guest, but it is also all about the extraordinary attention to detail in every aspect of running a successful restaurant that Steve DiFillippo does so brilliantly in this very personal account of his journey of hard work from the bottom up to head of a restaurant empire that epitomizes his passionate love of food.

— Mary Ann Esposito, Host PBS Ciao Italia and author of Ciao Italia Family Classics

Steve is an amazing restaurateur and, with IAATG, he generously shares some of the secrets to his success. A fun read for anyone interested in the business, passionate about food, or just curious how life’s lessons present themselves in some unexpected places.

— Chef Ming Tsai