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The Mancino family legacy, of time-honored Italian baking, began in St. Claire Shores, MI in 1959 when Sam & Marion Mancino opened their first restaurant. All of Sam & Marion’s children learned about preparing food the “old way” and spent many hours of their youth in the kitchen.
Frank Mancino carried on his parent’s tradition when he and his wife Carolyn opened their first restaurant in 1974. A series of successful restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana was highlighted by the addition of three sons and one daughter: Frank Jr., Kelly, Tony & Joey. Just as their father spent much of his youth in the industry, so did his children. Frank & Carolyn currently have a successful restaurant in the college town of Hillsdale, MI.
The third generation continues to carry on, with Frank Mancino Jr. operating a restaurant in Three Rivers, MI. The newest addition to the Pizza & Grinders tradition is located in Battle Creek MI, where Kelly and Kevin Nosan have opened the third Cavoni’s location.
Fun Fact: The name CAVONI’S is derived from Marion Mancino’s maiden name – Yakavoni. Frank Sr. honored his mother by naming his restaurant after her, as her legendary skills and talents in the kitchen inspired him to become the restaurateur he is today.
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