Chef Marchesan once again returns to Southern California to create his masterpiece restaurant in Santa Monica. This intimate restaurant features some of his finest dishes he has created and perfected over the last 40 years. Old world food with a new flare.
ABOUT CLAUDIO MARCHESAN
Claudio Marchesan is a native of Grado, Italy. Chef Marchesan attended ENALC, the Professional Cooking School of Rome, from 1966 to 1968 where he studied under the guidance of the renowned Master Chef Giovanni Caruso, one of the still living prodigies of the one and only “August Escoffier”. After graduating from this prestigious school, Chef Marchesan apprenticed at several three star restaurants in his home region of Fruiuli. In 1981, gifted with new ideas and administrative knowledge, Marchesan joined the Bay Area’s innovative restaurant company, Spectrum Foods, under the leadership of famed restaurateurs Larry Mindel and Jerry Magnin. His first project was to launch the Union Street-located “Ristorante PREGO”, which was done with enormous success due to its open kitchen. Following the acquisition of Il Fornaio by Larry Mindel of Spectrum Foods, Marchesan joined his former boss and mentor in 1987 with the title of Executive Chef. He opened the first Il fornaio Cucina Italiana in Corte Madera, followed by other locations such as Del Mar, Palo Alto, Levi Plaza in San Francisco. Time came for Claudio Marchesan to fulfill his dream of opening his own restaurant. The opportunity came in exclusive Montecito, near Santa Barbara, where Marchesan opened Pane e Vino with enormous success. Another Pane e Vino opened in San Francisco to become for eleven consecutive years, the best Italian Trattoria according to San Francisco’s Focus Magazine. And then came the partnership with Rod Dyer in Los Angeles California that was located on Beverly Boulevard. Pane e Vino was considered to be one of the finest Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. Currently Claudio resides in San Francisco Californina where he is the owner/ operator at Eangelo. A small traditional Italian Trattoria in the Marina District. He has been in operation since 2005.