In 1990, Antonio's la fiamma opened in Maitland offering fresh, multi-regional Italian cuisine unavailable in the Orlando metropolitan area. The creation of Antonio's, then and now, was born from Greg's passion for food and a love for the country of Italy.
While traveling in Tuscany, Greg Gentile, Antonio's Owner, was in awe of the natural wood, stone and tile used, and still evident, in centuries-old buildings. Antonio's Sand Lake offers that "old-world" Tuscan atmosphere featuring gothic and barrel-vault ceilings, wood floors, the beauty of inlaid wood furnishings and beautifully painted Italian scenes in oil. Whether a small private dining room comfortable for 10, an indoor terrace for an "al fresco" feel or the beautiful main dining room with a view of the open kitchen, the "Tuscan villa" ambiance is apparent throughout. Guests feel as if they stepped inside Italy's own borders- right here in Orlando