If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.
“In October 1998, Tanino Ristorante and Bar opened its doors in one of Westwood’s original, historic Mediterranean buildings. Designed in 1929 by premiere architect Paul Revere Williams, the building resembles the elegant Pitti Palace in Florence. This charming and surprising building seems to have finally found its perfect tenant. For the first time in the well-preserved architectural gem’s 75-year history, the building now offers the best of Bella Italia inside and out, as if it was always meant to be home to the equally emarkable Tanino.”
OWNER - EXECUTIVE CHEF
Born the sixth child into a lively household of six sons and two daughters, the son of a farmer father and a homemaker mother with an appreciation for fine, homemade Italian foods, young Tanino learned early to savor the precious bounty and delicate flavors of his homeland.