The Dove was originally founded in 1892 by Domenico and Conchetta Mattiello in Naples, Italy, "La Colomba". At the young age of 16, grandson John Mattiello came to the United States. Without a penny to his name or in his pocket, John set his eyes on the American dream. After years of hardship, John was determined to make this dream come true for his family. His love was the kitchen, his passion cooking, his dream La Colomba, "The Dove". In 1970 John and Fran Mattiello opened their first restaurant in Flushing Queens, NY. By 1975, John and Fran Mattiello had successfully opened 3 restaurants and in 1976 John Mattiello was Executive Chef of the Hideaway Restaurant in New York City.
In 1989, the family visited Satellite Beach, Fl on vacation. John and Fran fell in love with the area and their dream came true. They found the perfect spot for The Dove which opened in 1990. The original Dove Restaurant, was followed by the opening of the second Dove Restaurant Buffalo, NY in 2003 owned by daughter, Dina Mattiello.
And now The Mattiello family bring back to Brevard County, the Dove III owned by son, Carlo Mattiello and Executive Chef John Mattiello.
Melbourne, FL 32901 321-725-3683.
Tuesday - Fri 11:30AM - 2PM
Tues-Thurs: 5PM - 8:00PM
Fri & Sat: 5PM - 8:30PM
Closed Monday and Sunday
Reservations Highly Recommended