Naples, Fla. – Nov. 14th, 2013 – Continuing its support of local charities, the team at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana at the Mercato in
Naples raised $2,797 for the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County on Oct. 24, at its 2nd Annual Dine at BRAVO! fundraising event. The funds represent 20 percent of all of the restaurant’s food sales from that day, as well as proceeds from a raffle drawing for a dinner for eight at the Oct. 25, 3rd Annual Save a Life Germain BMW of Naples Golf Scramble charity golf tournament. BRAVO! at the Mercato also donated gift cards for one of the winning foursomes at the tournament.
Chris Prince, former general manager of BRAVO! at the Mercato and current BRAVOIBRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG) South Florida/Naples district partner, presented the check to C. Todd Vedder, MD FAAP, chair of NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County, at the tournament.
“At BRAVO! and all BBRG restaurants, we are honored to continuously support local charities such as NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County,” said Prince. “We truly enjoy giving back to the community and making a difference.”
“I extend my sincerest thanks to BRAVO! at the Mercato for the donations it made to NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County,” said Vedder. “Because of the generosity of BRAVO! and other community supporters, we were able to raise nearly $48,000 at the tournament, in our ongoing efforts to eliminate drowning deaths, reduce unsafe sleep deaths, and combat childhood obesity in Collier County.”
About BRAVO! at the Mercato
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is located at the Mercato, 9110 Strada Place, Naples, FL 34108. The 6,909-square-foot Naples location has indoor seating for 255 guests and al fresco dining for 89 on its outdoor terrace, which includes a full-service bar. Hours of operation are: Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For additional information or reservations, call (239) 514-0042.
About BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is a “polished casual” restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic ‘ristorante’ in Italy. BRAVO! is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the Web site, BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and to follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).