Noto's Old World Italian Dining

Tony & Santina Noto

Tony Noto, Co-Owner, graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1974 and from Ferris State in 1979 with a dual Major in Community Education, and Recreation Director & Distributive Education. Tony continued his education to Grand Valley State University, where he received his Masters in Education in 1986. He was on the Ferris Baseball team for four years. Tony married Santina Licari in 1989 and they now have three beautiful daughters; Valentina, Gabriella, and Nicoletta. Tony is a very active community member, and has participated in the Kentwood Rotary Club, The Order of Sons of Italy in America, is a Kent Transitional Board Member, Ottawa Career Line Tech Center Marketing Advisory Board member, East Kentwood High School Entrepreneurship Advisory Board member, a member of Score (Service Corps of Retired Executives), Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming/ Kentwood Area Chambers, Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tony began teaching at East Kentwood High School immediately after college and was there from 1979 until he retired in 2004. He is credited with starting and headed the Career Internship program and mentor program at East Kentwood High School. Tony is very active in the running of the Noto’s facility, and is passionate about the Hospitality field. Tony is the founder of Career Coaching Consultants LLC, a business where he helps provide direction and support for career-minded individuals.  Tony is also associated with AIME (American Independent Marketing & Educational Association) with the mission to educate the whole child.