Daniella Mammola, Co-Founder, Co-Owner & Operator,
Pellana Steakhouse, Daniella’s Cafe & Market and Alto Forno
Daniella Mammola is Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Operator of Pellana Steakhouse, Daniella’s Cafe & Market and Alto Forno. Born of Italian Immigrant parents with a large tightknit family, her upbringing taught her the basics of hospitality, taking care of people and most importantly, feeding them well.
While studying for her degree in Psychology at Bridgewater State University, Daniella began working in restaurants as a way to pay her Tuition. Over four years, she began working through the ranks as a host, server & bartender and eventually landed a position as Assistant to the Event Manager for a large restaurant group. It was during this time that it became apparent that a career in the restaurant Industry was inevitable. At the age of 21, she was promoted to Manager and handled all of the private dining for their premier steakhouse concept in Boston. After spending four years with them, it was time to spread her wings and Daniella accepted a position with a young growing restaurant group in the city. She assisted in the opening of three new restaurants while there and in 2006 was reconnected with Dan Mammola (her now husband) who was opening a Steakhouse in the suburbs. Daniella helped open Pellana Steakhouse located in Peabody in 2006 and has led the Operation for over 12 years. In 2014, she and her husband along with their business partner opened Daniella’s Café & Market in Danvers. Not only is this restaurant her namesake but it also reflects her Italian American heritage serving classic “red sauce” Italian dishes and family recipes. In 2017, they opened their third restaurant, Alto Forno serving Modern Italian cuisine in an upscale setting.
In addition to the many awards and accolades, her restaurants have received -- including the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 straight years at Pellana -- Daniella has been recognized for her achievements as well. In 2015, Daniella was included in the North of Boston Business “Top 40 Under 40.” In 2016, Daniella was chosen as the Co-Chair of The Northshore Cancer Walk. In 2017, Daniella was spotlighted in Northshore Magazine’s “Wonder Women on the Northshore.”
Daniella has dedicated her career to raising funds and awareness to many local non-profit organizations on the Northshore. Building relationships and giving back to the community in which she serves is an integral part of her life and business. She sits on the Steering Committee for the Northshore Cancer Center Gourmet Gala helping to raise money for Cancer Care on the Northshore.
Daniella runs a company of over 100 people and believes that the key to her success is in cultivating her staff. She believes in giving people opportunities and promoting from within. It is through their successes that she truly feels accomplished.
Born and raised on the Northshore, Daniella is not only professionally invested in this beautiful part of Massachusetts but personally invested as well. Daniella lives in Beverly with her husband and partner Daniel and their two young daughters, Karena Maria (3 ½) & Siena Vince (20 months).