Villa Gallace is the vision of Pompeo, Alice and Luigi Gallace who transformed a Circle K convenience store into a tantalizing taste of Italy. Pompeo Gallace, the patriarch of the Gallace Family was born in Calabria Italy and moved to New York in 1952. After working in management for General Cinemas for over 20 years, Pompeo and his wife Alice moved to Florida and opened his first restaurant, Davinci’s. After eight years of owning and operating this pizza pasta emporium, Pompeo along with his wife Alice found a cozy little restaurant in Indian Shores, Florida, which they named Gallace’s, which became quite successful. Approached by his son Luigi to possibly open another location, they found a closed Circle K located 3 miles north of the original restaurant and decided to call it home. They named this waterfront pearl Villa Gallace, which translated, means The Gallace home. When you are there you feel like part of the Gallace family so the name fits. Villa Gallace is now known as one of Indian Rocks Beach’s premier Italian restaurants. Villa Gallace‘s culinary team is led by Chef Marcello Caravello, whose ancestry to Italian cuisine stems back several generations. Chef Caravello was born in Italy, and it’s his expertise in the fine art of Italian cooking that has helped earn the restaurant its exceptional reputation. Not only is Villa Gallace a favorite among the local residents, but it has become a favorite to actors, politicians, sports figures and clergy as well.