For the Mazziottis, Max, at left, and brother Sabatino, right, it all began in their native Italy, along the sun-drenched Adriatic coast. They were born and raised in Elice, in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzi region. During high school, they used their summers productively, working in different restaurants along the breezy seashore. Max waited tables, Sabatino cooked. It was the perfect combination.