Dario, who hails from Lake Como, Italy, says he was inspired to open a pizzeria by his son, Jackson, 3. “He loves pizza! I’m doing this for him,” Furlati says. The Chef, who apprenticed in Italy, England and Switzerland before coming to the United States, says his passion for food was born from spending time with his mother and grandmothers in their kitchens. His mother, Silvana, still travels from Italy to visit her son; she can be found pouring wine and chatting with guests from behind the bar at Ca’ Dario several weeks out of the year. The space is more industrial than Ca’ Dario, with exposed brick walls, granite counters, and chalkboard walls. A large pizza oven is the focal point of the open kitchen, so guests can see the chef making the Italian pies. “We wanted to keep the warmth of Ca’ Dario, but a little less traditional,” he said.