Mr. Bill Sioutis founded Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizza in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1974. Back then, it was a place where families could enjoy .. read morea menu full of variety, have fun and know that the value they received was backed by our guarantee of quality and freshness. That tradition continues today! Over the past 25 years, the concept has been carefully and deliberately developed into the successful franchise opportunity it is today. As of June 1999, we operate six corporate and nine franchise stores as well as one corporate store under the "Portofino" brand. With locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, our concept is poised to explode in the marketplace.