As a boy in Sicily, he dreamed of owning a restaurant in the U.S.; today, he owns 4 in Berks

Apr 09, 2019 371

Sicilian-born Gino Billeci had a dream at a young age to come to the United States and own his own restaurant. Today he owns four: Gino's Café, Shillington; Gino's Grille, Cumru Township; Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant, Penn Township; and Rocky's Pizza, Reading.

“This is the American dream and I say people should always go in that direction,” said Billeci, who lives in Shillington. “Anyone can do it, just dream till the dream comes true.” Billeci's story began at the age of 14, when he came to the United States from Palermo, Sicily to be with his sister Tiziana Caserta.

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