Franco Nuschese was born in the town of Minori on the Amalfi Coast, in Italy. A resident of Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years, Nuschese began his career first in London, then in Las Vegas. During his initial tenure in Las Vegas, from 1983 to 1991, Nuschese managed restaurants for Caesars Palace, and also was assistant vice president/Europe and Middle East operations, for Caesars World, Inc. In 1992 he opened Cafe Milano in Washington DC. On 2016 Cafe Milano marked its second location in the world at Four Seasons Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Today he is the owner of several diversified enterprises with global interests. He is president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC.
In 2006 Nuschese received the Award for Excellence in Business at the Sons of Italy Foundation’s National Education and Leadership gala. In 2008 he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Nuschese is a board member of the Institute of Human Virology and the Global Virus Network of the University of Maryland. He serves as member of the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute Board of Advisers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council. He is “Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”, knighted by the President of the Italian Republic in recognition for setting a positive image of Italians in America and throughout the world. In 2015 Nuschese received the Cafe Milano Award from the Children’s National Health System, as well as the St. Pio Foundation Award and the National Italian American Foundation Award for Leadership and Service.