By James A. Jones JR.
Frank LoGrande embraced life in the United States when he moved to Brooklyn from Italy with his family at age 15. Now 63, he carries on the family restaurant tradition at Ferraro's Italian Grille, 8348 U.S. 301 N., Parrish, that dates to 1957 in Palmero, Sicily.
Since buying the restaurant in 2008, he has made it his own by incorporating not only family recipes into the menu, but also the look and feel of Italy in the dining room. Built into the ambience of Ferraro's is the facade of a villa with an open courtyard, a trestle of grapevines, and beyond that a mural depicting a village and a range of mountains.