We take great pride in the fact that we only sell the freshest seafood and the choicest cuts of veal and steak available. We hope that you will enjoy the bounties of the land and sea we offer. May your friends and family enjoy the wealth of experience the Federico family has to offer!
Mario Federico, was born in Calabria (Southwest Italy) to humble beginnings. His mother a devoted homemaker and father a police officer, Mario often found himself in the kitchen with his mother making pasta and bread from the age of 13; hence the beginnings of his love for being in the kitchen. After graduating from High School, Mario sought greater opportunities and the chance to advance his culinary skills in Sarrlouis, Germany with extended family at an Italian restaurant named La Gondola. For two years, Mario was able to master the arts of sautéing, flambéing, and most notable cooking the perfect steak. Using his earnings from La Gondola, he was able to send money back home to Italy to help open their own family restaurant in Calabria. In 1980, Mario returned home to work in the newly opened family restaurant Bar Jolie where he took his rightful place in the kitchen. Here he served local classics such as spezzatino tripe, fusilli with meat, lasagne, and manicotti among various other selections. In April of 1993, Mario decided to move to the United States where he found himself at Amore Pizza in New Britain, PA followed by a four-year tenure at Ariana’s as Sous chef in North Wales, PA. Over the years, Mario took on a number of transitions sharing his knowledge and thoughtfully crafted dishes at various locations, including Primo Bacio as General Manager, and L’Angolo Blue as Sous chef and Head Chef. In 2017, Mario joined the team at Fountainside as Head chef and remains grateful for the journey that’s brought him here. Outside of the kitchen, Mario enjoys winemaking, motorcycle riding, and enjoying the great outdoors. Bon Appetito!
Fountain Side Seafood & Grill | 537 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044 | (215) 957-5122 Fountain Side Seafood and Grill 2020