Galveston Restaurant Group was conceived in 1997 by Johnny Smecca, Joey Smecca, and Danny Hart. They have been bringing the Galveston / Clear Lake Area the "Art Of Eating" to restaurant attendees ever since. Opening their first restaurant, Saltwater Grill in 1998 in the heart of the Galveston Arts and Entertainment District started their legacy of creating successful restaurant concepts that deliver the ultimate dining experience on the Texas Gulf Coast. Included in the portfolio of Galveston Restaurant Group is the gumbo Diner, Saltwater Grill, Sky Bar Steak & Sushi,Nonno Tony's World Kitchen, Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, Little Daddy's gumbo bar, and Papa's Pizza.