Valerio and Stella immigrated to the United States from Florence, Italy in 1995. On August 4, 1995, Valerio and Stella opened Valerio's Ristorante at the corner of Mayfield Rd. and E. 120th in Cleveland's Little Italy. Thirteen years later, they relocated just up Mayfield hill to 12405 Mayfield Rd., the current location. Twenty years later, Valerio's Ristorante remains one of Cleveland's favorite authentic Italian restaurants.