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- Our Founder -

Michael B. Cavish, Jr.
(September 22,1942-December 2,1998)


Michael Cavish was outrageous, interesting, friendly, energetic, exceedingly popular, and, in Norfolk, well known. He was also a restaurateur with a talent for cooking and a flair for interior design. Tragically, he was murdered on December 2, 1998.


Fellini's was Michael's baby. He wanted Fellini's to be "a place you can come when you don't want to go out to eat". In 1991, he told reporter Sam Martinette, "We're in the food business, and a lot of the establishments that have come and gone had a tendency to emphasize alcohol, whereas we emphasize fresh food and lots of flavor. We're not frightened to use garlic or spices that people will remember".


Fellini’s remains a family-run business faithful to Michael’s vision.  You will find no better Italian menu, and no more inviting European atmosphere, anywhere in the Norfolk area.

At Fellini’s, we're going to treat you like our own.  We're going to treat you like family. 

Think about the most delicious pizzas you have ever had.  Think about our beautiful pasta dishes.  Think about our delicious seafood.  Think about our perfectly prepared salads, our steaks, and our satisfying sandwiches.  

When you’re with family, there is no door on the kitchen that says “Keep Out.”  At Fellini’s, our kitchen is open.  We want you to see the fresh ingredients.  We want you to see your dinner come out of the oven, or skillfully sautéed before your eyes.  We are proud of what we are doing here. 

You want to be happy? Think about lunch or dinner at Fellini’s right now. Bring your loved one. Bring your friends. Bring your family.


Granby High 1960
University of Virginia 1965
Memphis University Law School 1968 


Fellini's Locations:
839 W. 21st (1988-1989)
21st and Omohundro (1989-1995)
3910 Colley Ave. (1995-Present) 


Other Restaurants:
Sharky's, Virginia Beach (1973-1975)
Judges Chambers (1975-1980)
Wilma's (1994) 

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