Carmella Solari’s home was a place where there was always food cooking and people gathering. Families, neighbors and children were always running in and out to grab the latest batch of biscotti, heat up a dish of last night’s spaghetti, or snag a stack of pancakes on Sunday morning. That is the essence of Carmella’s Cafe & Dessert Bar.
Brian and Tiffany Solari – Owners
Brian and Tiffany met and were married in Charleston, SC where they now raise three boys, Miles, Maxx, and Briggs. Coming from similar backgrounds, they shared a common passion for food, family, and very loud and rowdy environments.
Brian’s goal for Carmella’s was to bring to life the ideals of the “Italian Piazza” where groups of people come together to reconnect with their community over the finest things life has to offer. The greatest part of our lives are our relationships with people, and the goal of the Carmella’s concept is to bring the community together over the best Italian fare there is to offer in Charleston in an environment that is comfortable and invigorating.
Kaitlin Verrecchia – Executive Pastry Chef
Kaitlin Verrecchia was born and raised in Rhode Island in an Irish-Italian American family, where food, wine and laughter were the center of every gathering. She attended the Culinary Institute at Trident Tech for baking and pastry and graduated in 2012. Making an awesome looking cake and pastry that not only looks good, but tastes incredible is a rarity and is her passion.