Founder of Akron’s landmark Dontino’s restaurant dies at 95; Vincenzo “Dontino” Maltempi transformed spot into icon

Jul 20, 2016 1388

Vincenzo "Dontino" Maltempi immigrated from Italy in 1953 at age 32 and set about fulfilling the American Dream, working for a cement company and then for Fairlawn polymer company A. Schulman Inc.

It wasn't until 1975 that he turned his love of cooking into his livelihood, buying with his son, Carlo, an old bar and eatery in Akron's North Hill that would become the landmark Dontino's Italian restaurant.

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