Founder/Proprietor of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca Giuseppe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy March 22, 1964. At the age of twelve, he came to Canada to visit his brother not realizing at the time that later in his life he would be making Canada his permanent home. After beginning training as a medical student, an incident made Pino change track and he decided to come to Canada to work for his brother in his restaurant. Pino later returned to Europe to study with Armando Zanetti who became his mentor. Before returning to Canada he worked in several well known restaurants in Europe and Singapore. In 1999 Pino decided it was time to venture out on his own. He opened Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill in Yaletown in September of that year, providing Vancouver with an outstanding Italian/Mediterranean restaurant which has gained many awards for its food and wine and is classed as one of Vancouver’s top fine dining restaurants.