The Story of Testa Barra

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a love affair with food and family began. This is the story of Testa Barra.

The family of Chef Jeff’s partner, Rosemarie (Testa) Baldwin, proudly hails from Palermo, Sicily. Here, they traveled in the hospitality circles and eventually came to the United States to become restaurateurs. Her grandmother, Concetta owned Connie’s Crab Shack in Florida. Later, her father, Antonio opened Testa’s Pizza in Parma, Ohio, then a Tasty Freeze in California. It was apparent that Rosemarie was destined to continue in the “family business.”

She went on to marry a renowned chef (Jeff) and raise a chef (Michael). While studying at the culinary, Michael met and fell in love with Gabriella and together, these talented chefs bring their inspiration and creativity of Modern Italian cuisine to Testa Barra. Another son, (Jeff Jr.) transformed his love for fine wine and the ‘foodie business’ into becoming a certified Sommelier and the Director of Operations for the Baldwin Restaurant Group.

And so the love affair with food continues and has come full circle with Testa Barra – the latest venture in the Baldwin Restaurant Group.

Please join us in June to savor this exceptional culinary experience. Feel the vibe, enjoy the contemporary atmosphere and TASTE DELICIOUSNESS NOW!