Louis Ceruzzi is a prominent real estate professional and restaurateur with popular dining venues on Nantucket and in New York City. His fondness for Italian cuisine and culture has culminated in the establishment of several Manhattan-based culinary ventures, all located in the city’s vibrant Upper East Side.
Louis Ceruzzi owned the Michelin Guide-recommended Bottega del Vino, situated on East 59th Street near Fifth Avenue. The restaurant’s fresh seasonal produce and other ingredients into traditional Veronese fare, and all design elements – aged wood pillars, copper fixtures, marble surfaces – came directly from Italy. Sfoglia on Lexington Avenue features a varied menu of meat and pasta dishes, while Bar Roma, on East 92nd Street between Lexington and Third, has the atmosphere of an Italian trattoria.
Opened in 1999, Via Quadronno maintains a presence in two locations – on East 73rd Street and on Madison Avenue near East 88th Street – both featuring a Milanese menu. Via Quadronno offers lasagna, pastries, and an espresso bar, as well as paninis incorporating meats, truffles, and cheeses.
Louis Ceruzzi’s portfolio of other successful restaurants includes Lola 41 and Lola Burger on Nantucket. Lola 41, featuring sushi and bistro fare, is a popular nightlife destination. Lola Burger, a spinoff of its sister restaurant, serves more than two dozen craft beers to complement its hamburger menu.
In 2015, Mr. Ceruzzi announced that he would partner with internationally renowned chef Geoffrey Zakarian to open a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and The National, a Zakarian-Ceruzzi branded restaurant, in Greenwich, CT.
Louis Ceruzzi is the President of Ceruzzi Holdings LLC, a full-service firm focused on retail, residential, and mixed-use properties. The firm is a partner to international corporations that include the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Starwood Capital Group. Ceruzzi Holdings LLC has completed more than 500 leasing agreements and brought major national brands such as Costco, Target, and Wal-Mart to anchor shopping complexes in multiple markets.
Louis Ceruzzi attended Georgetown University for his undergraduate studies. He then went on to continue his education at New York University School of Law. Louis currently resides in the Greater New York City area.