Like many European people of his generation Umberto learned of the
promise of America and yearned for a better life, so while still a teenager
he and four of his brothers and sisters made the long journey to the United
States and settled in Brooklyn, saving up every dollar to start a business of
In 1970, youngest brother Carlo Corteo came to America to work with
his brothers Umberto and Joe.
While Carlo learned English and attended
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, he worked at the restaurant after
school and on weekends. After graduating high school in 1973, Carlo’s
brother Joe moved on carrying with him the quality and authenticity of
Original Umberto’s to Florida, and Carlo assumed his position at Umberto’s.
The family’s good fortune continued to spread and with time Angoletto’s
Restaurant, Roma Pizzeria, Gino’s Pizzeria, Carlino’s Pizzeria, and Umberto’s
Restaurant and Pizzeria of Wantagh were opened. In Carlo’s newest
restaurant and pizzeria in Wantagh, its serene Tuscan atmosphere along
with the finest of foods takes you back to Old World Italy.