At age 17, Chef Bartolino moved to Dallas to open Angelo's Pizza, with the assistance of his parents. Eager to delve into French cuisine as well, he joined the Club Corporation of America, where he specialized in soups, sauces, and vegetables.
Over the next decade, Chef Bartolino worked for a variety of renowned restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Baby Routh, Cacharel, Jordon's, and Ravioli's all benefited from his expertise, while giving him the chance to hone his skills and develop his culinary talents.
In 1991, Chef Bartolino realized his dream by opening the 48-seat Amici Signature Italian restaurant. Amici represents a culmination of Chef Bartolino's many talents, a merging of the traditional with the eclectic to create something truly unique. The standing menu and the daily specials allow him to express his creativity, and give him ample opportunity to please and delight guests.