“Bini Pradhan grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal, surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. Her mother worked as a cook for the Nepalese royal family, and her delicious food was always in the spotlight. Bini followed her mother’s passion, went to cooking school in Bombay, and got a Bachelor’s Degree in hotel management catering. She then worked for several large hotel chains, gaining valuable experience in the Nepali food industry.”
Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant has been a neighborhood gem for generations, and the Di Grande family is just one of many families that have grown up in these four walls and now proceed to show their children the old-school way of dining and socializing. In 1969, Chef Giuseppe Di Grande purchased the restaurant and began to grow what would become the family favorite of the neighborhood and one of the finest dining experiences in San Francisco. Giuseppe and his wife Josephine raised their four children in the kitchen and dining room here, and now two of their sons, Domenico and Roberto Di Grande have taken over for their father in the kitchen, and, in true Italian tradition, welcome their children and their nephews in the kitchen and dining room as often as they want to be there.