We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Matteucci and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Andrea, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’m Italian and I was willing to invest in US to create a new business opportunity for myself and my wife and to give my kids an opportunity to be bilingual and growing with two different cultures. We created our concept, business model and business plan and came to visit Texas before deciding to move here. We did a lot of market research and analysis.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Loveria Caffe is our restaurant. We are Italians moved to TX in 2015 and we proudly serve authentic Italian food made from scratch.
We proudly serve more than 120 Italian wines and lot of our products are imported from Italy.

We are here because of all the efforts and energy we put in our business with a lot of passion.

We are a neighborhood restaurant and our community supported us since we opened. It’s been really hard being where we are and doing what we did.

I can say mine was the real “american dream” with all the challenges we had being not american. Perseverance and “never give up” are our characteristics.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d start from Fort Worth, visiting downtown and Sundance Square. Museum district is a must to see, three unique and outstanding museums worldwide recognized.
The second day I’d take my friend to the Stockyards, a jump in the past and in the old wild west. An amazing bbq lunch in one of the most characteristic places is definitely worth.
Dallas, downtown with the Kennedy Memorial, museum district is the third day plan. Highland Park Village and North Park center for a shopping tour. The other days I’d let them visit Dallas Uptown and the new cities and developments at Frisco and Plano (Legacy West and Shops at Legacy).

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Michelle Rawls, our friend and partner supported our vision since we’ve met. Colleyville and Southlake Chamber of commerce introduced us to the local market and gave me the opportunity to be part of the board of directors.
Our customers at Loveria have been our mentors and supporters giving us the opportunity to grow.

Website: www.loveriacaffe.com

Instagram: @loveriacaffe

Facebook: @loveriacaffe

Yelp: Loveria Caffe

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