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Our Story 

Locanda Amalfi is Enzo Rosano's newest Bay Area 'Ristortanti Locanda' locations. Enzo grew up in a town just outside of Naples, Italy. His fondest memories of his childhood are centered around his mother’s cooking and the family meals he shared with his eight siblings. Mama Carmela’s amazing cooking kept her children close to home throughout their childhood and young adulthood. Today, Enzo has created the perfect local favorite where the spirit of Mama Carmela's cooking is shared with customers from all over the Bay Area.

Enzo partnered with two young Italians, Francesco Esposito and Emanuele Ghirani, to bring Locanda Amalfi to Pleasanton.

 

Francesco came to the Bay Area from Naples in 2017. As one of the world's few certified 'Master Pizzauioli', Francesco brought the flavor of the Italian Riviera to Locanda Ravello where he worked as a pizza chef until opening Locanda Amalfi with Enzo. While at Locanda Ravello, Francesco met his wife Gabriela - a Bay Area native who caught his eye while dining at the pizza counter! 

Emanuele came to the Bay Area from Florence in 2016 with his wife Tessa, a California native. Finding himself in a new country, he had the opportunity to change careers from running a dental lab in Tuscany to preparing and serving delicious food in Danville. 

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Three Italians. One dream. Infinite pizza

The three Italians come from different backgrounds, but they share one common goal: bringing mouth-watering, authentic Italian dishes to the Bay Area, served with a side of Italian hospitality.

 

If you dine with us, you'll get the chance to meet Francesco, Emanuele, and Enzo - and they'll be happy to swap stories and share a limoncello with you. With some of the most delicious combinations of ingredients, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It's the perfect place for date night, family night, or just-for-you-pizza night. We're looking forward to seeing you at Locanda Amalfi!