Our Story

Not an ordinary bistro.

It’s a sim­ple sto­ry that involves two broth­ers with a pas­sion for sports…and a stray food truck picked up along the way. Panaggio’s Fusion Bistro, born from that truck is now a brick and mor­tar estab­lish­ment, but one with a dif­fer­ent goal than most. Outgrowing the food truck and open­ing the restau­rant was easy enough. Understanding who we are and what we want to be proved to be a big­ger challenge.

Satisfying our unique mis­sion is where we are today. Panaggios’ mis­sion is to fund the stu­dent ath­letes at DME Sports Academy. 100% of all prof­its, includ­ing tips, from the great Italian food served at Panaggio’s is des­ig­nat­ed to help fund Academy scholarships.

DME Sports Academy was cre­at­ed to bet­ter the minds and bod­ies of their stu­dent ath­letes. The Academy offers high lev­el edu­ca­tion, ath­let­ic devel­op­ment train­ing, and life skill men­tor­ing help­ing the stu­dents real­ize and reach their goals in this unique acad­e­my locat­ed in beau­ti­ful Daytona Beach, Florida.

Family is the source for the con­ta­gious pas­sion for sports that founders Mike and Dan Panaggio bring to DME Sports Academy and Panaggio’s Fusion Bistro. They were intro­duced to bas­ket­ball at a very young age by their father Mauro Panaggio. The broth­ers cul­ti­vat­ed a love and appre­ci­a­tion of the sport which then drove much of their future suc­cess, both on and off the court

Mike and Dan’s hard work and pas­sion have allowed them to real­ize a life­long dream of build­ing a world class sports train­ing and devel­op­ment facil­i­ty in Daytona Beach that serves tal­ent­ed indi­vid­u­als from around the world.