Domenico “Mimmo” Amelio was born in Naples, Italy in 1949, relocating to the United States in 1966.

Educated in culinary and visual arts, Mimmo has been involved in the hospitality industry for over 40 years while continually pursuing and exploring his passion of art. While he has vested interest/ownership of the popular Scampi Grill Restaurant and Bistro in Vero Beach, Florida, Mimmo has focused much of his energy towards various forms of painting (some of which are proudly and uniquely displayed in the restaurant).

Domenico "Mimmo" Amelio

Domenico “Mimmo” Amelio

I love life. I love human beings and their beauty. I disapprove injustice and hate in any form of manifestation. My paintings vary from cubism, impressionism, expressionism, astroism or abstract and are always optimistic with vibrant colors.– Domenico “Mimmo” Amelio


I paint with great inner passion. I am always exploring new approaches and techniques to keep my work fresh and spontaneous – “Alla Prima”.– Domenico “Mimmo” Amelio


Eleanor Alberts “Around the Corner Gallery” – Vero Beach, FL
“Main Street Gallery” – Cape May, NJ
“Artists Guild Gallery” – Vero Beach, FL
“RVS Gallery” – Vero Beach, FL
“Art by the Sea” Vero Beach Museum of Art – Vero Beach, FL

Member of the Vero Beach Art Club and the Vero Beach Museum of Art.


I believe that there is an artist in each of us and that without nurturing this part of ourselves, we do not grow or flourish.– Domenico “Mimmo” Amelio



Mimmo’s work can be found in corporate collections throughout Florida, North & South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Kentucky and also by many private collectors throughout the United States and Europe.