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Marc Randazzo was born in Chicago’s Little Italy and grew up to become a world champion professional boxer. Even at the height of his career, Marc never felt fulfilled because he had a secret he carried in his heart, a secret that haunted him in the traditionally chauvinistic boxing society. The secret was that he loved to cook (even more than boxing)! So, in 2000, Marc traded his boxing gloves for cooking mitts and went from prizefighter to knockout chef, opening Randazzo’s Little Italy with his friend and famed litigation attorney Jim Ferraro. Immediately after the opening, Terry Zakarian of China Grill Restaurant stumbled into Randazzo’s and called his friend Jeffrey Chodrow, the restaurateur, to put Marc on the hit reality show, “The Restaurant” on NBC. His restaurant quickly skyrocketed and has remained at the forefront of the South Florida dining scene.

Today, Marc doesn't consider himself a “chef” in the traditional sense of the word; rather, he cooks his mother’s and grandmother’s recipes from the heart, with passion and a desire to please.  He uses the best ingredients imported from Italy, as well as fresh fish and prime meat from Chicago. Check out Marc cooking every day at Randazzo’s Little Italy in Coral Gables, FL, which has garnered rave reviews from guests and food critics alike. 

Marc Randazzo was born in Chicago’s Little Italy and grew up to become a world champion professional boxer. Even at the height of his career, Marc never felt fulfilled because he had a secret he carried in his heart, a secret that haunted him in the traditionally chauvinistic boxing society. The secret was that he loved to cook (even more than boxing)! So, in 2000, Marc traded his boxing gloves for cooking mitts and went from prizefighter to knockout chef, opening Randazzo’s Little Italy with his friend and famed litigation attorney Jim Ferraro. Immediately after the opening, Terry Zakarian of China Grill Restaurant stumbled into Randazzo’s and called his friend Jeffrey Chodrow, the restaurateur, to put Marc on the hit reality show, “The Restaurant” on NBC. His restaurant quickly skyrocketed and has remained at the forefront of the South Florida dining scene.

Today, Marc doesn't consider himself a “chef” in the traditional sense of the word; rather, he cooks his mother’s and grandmother’s recipes from the heart, with passion and a desire to please.  He uses the best ingredients imported from Italy, as well as fresh fish and prime meat from Chicago. Check out Marc cooking every day at Randazzo’s Little Italy in Coral Gables, FL, which has garnered rave reviews from guests and food critics alike.