Our Story

Amico Nave Ristorante (Translation: “Friend of the Ship”) is the sister restaurant to Shipwreck Grill and is in tribute to my Step-Father, Tony Salvaggio, and his family who immigrated to the Bryan area from Sicily.

Tony was born in Bryan in 1931 and graduated from Texas A&M in 1956 following his enlistment in the US Navy. Tony began teaching me to cook Italian food at a young age and many of our recipes at Amico’s are authentic to his family. It is my and Mary’s pleasure to open a restaurant in Bryan that we believe captures the Italian heritage of the community.

Thank you for your support and patronage!

Wade & Mary Beckman, Aggie Class ‘90