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Remon M. Karian

Owner and President

Remon has been cooking and entertaining guests since the age of 13, when he worked afternoons and weekends in his father’s popular brick-oven pizzeria, the original Cafe Fiorella, in Belmont. It was there that Remon discovered his love for hospitality and innate flair for business. Those formative experiences working alongside his father would become the building blocks for Fiorella’s in Newton, where he recreated and expanded on many of his father’s recipes. He also credits his Armenian heritage for the family values, sense of tradition, and passion for flavor that are the hallmarks of Fiorella’s today.

After pursuing a business degree at Bentley University, Remon started Fiorella’s at 23 with little more than an entrepreneurial appetite and a vision for delicious rustic food and great service that would win hearts and palates. Fourteen years later, Fiorella’s has become one of Newton’s culinary gems, and with the addition of Fiorella’s Express in Brighton and Belmont (opened in 2011 in the same location as his father’s original cafe), Remon’s vision continues to flourish and grow. Fueled by an adventurous spirit, Remon is in constant pursuit of new ideas, exploring new flavors while respecting tradition. With his innovative vision, tireless dedication, and the help of a talented team, Fiorella’s will continue to delight customers for years to come.