Though young, Sacco’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria owner has a family history to draw upon

“Tony Sacco has a lot of family history to live up to when it comes to owning a local restaurant, but he feels more than up to the challenge,” according the Times-Tribune.

“The 24-year-old West Mountain native is the owner of the newly opened Sacco’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, which he said is modeled after his father’s and uncle’s place, the renowned Dino & Francesco’s in Moosic. Mr. Sacco learned the trade working in his family’s restaurant since the age of 14 where he started as a dishwasher and eventually moved to cooking on the line.

“I love the restaurant industry,” Mr. Sacco said, adding that he studied hotel and restaurant management at Penn State before earning a degree in business and marketing. “It’s where I’m comfortable. It’s what I know.”

His goal in opening his own place was to recreate the atmosphere and food quality of Dino & Francesco’s on a smaller scale, as his South Scranton space only has seating for 75.

“I wanted a small, local, community place,” he explained. “Pizza, hoagies and dinners.”