About Owner of The Belvedere Club, Maria Buonsante
Born Maria Demonte in Moli di Bari, Italy, Maria immigrated to this country with her mother and father and four siblings in 1962. Upon graduating from Bay Ridge High School, Maria went to work for the international branch communication division of Chemical Bank where she met and married Nicholas Buonsante.
Together they embarked on an entrepreneurial career in several food and beverage businesses. Maria has a long history of restaurant experience, with long stints as manager and co-owner of Café Del Mondo and Bocelli. Time-tested, Maria has exhibited a lifelong commitment of time, energy and dollars that continues to this day and will for many years to come.