Michael Goss is the co-owner of Sirianni’s Cafe, located in Davis, West Virginia, a landmark dining experience in the tourism capital of the state.
Sirianni’s pizza has fed hundreds of thousands of hungry skiing and hiking families and enthusiasts over the last 33 years. Opened in 1988 by Goss’ mother, Saundra and friend Walt Ranalli, the Italian restaurant has been featured on every major tourism publication since.
“The stories are my favorite part,” said Goss.
These stories are from generations of adventurous customers who first experienced Sirianni’s in their youth. Customers, he says, that continue to dine there and carry on the tradition to their children.
The cafe is a haven of fresh ingredients, comfort food and ambiatic friendliness in an eclectic environment.
While the cafe’s pizza is nationally recognized, serving the likes of actor Nick Nolte, former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss and others, Goss ensures that there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Though pizza continues to be a best-seller, many come for the award-winning Italian favorites, such as pasta and hoagies and salad, made with farm-fresh vegetables and scratch-made dressings.
The restaurant has faced several challenges in the post-Covid climate, namely staffing and keeping up, as the restaurant is busier than ever. Recently the ownership decided to close their second location due to a lack of staff temporarily. However, Goss is optimistic for the cafe’s future as plans for the new Virgin Hyperloop develop and recreators begin to resurface from their homes.
In picturesque Tucker County, Sirianni’s “[is] a little slice of heaven,” says Goss.
The restaurant isn’t the only slice of heaven people are after in the valley region, with customers traveling as far as Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia to get a piece of Sirianni’s pizza.
If you’d like to keep up with Michael Goss at Sirianni’s Cafe, you can visit them on Facebook at Sirianni’s Pizza Cafe.
Listen to the full podcast here: https://positivelywv.com/podcast/episode-191-mike-goss-siriannis-cafe/
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