DBT40 Honoree: Italo Carrieri-Russo of Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

Photo by Luigi Ciuffetelli

AGE: 34
TITLE: General Manager
COMPANY: Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro
WORKS IN: Wilmington

What the nominator said:

“Italo has shown to be a renaissance man as a restaurateur to demonstrating exceptional skills as an entrepreneur with the success of the family business under his leadership.”

Social media platform you can’t live without:

“Instagram. I love having the ability to post inspirational quotes, some of the delicious dishes we serve at Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro, advocate great community service projects activities, and share life experiences with family and friends through videos and photos.”

Biggest break:

“Toward the end of my senior year at the University of Delaware, I got an internship working in the office of United States Sen. Tom Carper. It was amazing time and humbling experience being able to work with one of Delaware’s finest leaders and his remarkable staff.”

Two words that best describe you:

Loyal and driven.

Work/life balance technique you recommend:

“I am firm believer that in order to be successful you must be ready to roll up your sleeves and be prepared to work hard. You must prioritize your goals and make some sacrifices in the beginning but you must have the ability to persevere forward.”

Your advice for the next generation:

“You control your own destiny through hard work, sacrifice and being humble. Do not expect a handout in life but work for the opportunity to show your talents and abilities in your field.”

In one sentence, define success:

“You’re not going to be great at everything. Surround yourself with people that can complement you so you can work together and then everybody can be successful.” — Jonathan Tisch

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