Achille Epifani was born in Taranto, Italy. He attended the world-famous school of gourmet dining and management, Scuola Alberghiera, located in Miano, while working at his uncle's restaurant. He left Italy in 1969 for New York City's theatre district to polish his culinary skills at Giambelli on 50th Street. Achille opened two restaurants in New York and New Jersey in 1976. In 1983, he brought his family to Houston to begin his third successful endeavor, Achille's on Memorial, specializing in fine Northern Italian cuisine. After almost 20 years of service, Achille decided to start a new venture called Achille Express. Achille Express specializes in authentic Italian food including pizza, Italian sandwiches, and a small deli. Achille Express also has many of the same great menu items as Achille's on Memorial, in a much more casual environment. Thank you, Houston, for your patronage!