VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar

About Us

Francesco-Massimo

VIA UNO is owned by¬†Francesco D’Agostino (left) and Massimo Sarubbi (right) and opened in March 2014.

Francesco’s career began in Italy where he worked in renowned restaurants and five-star hotels after graduating from culinary school. There, his palate developed for distinctive wines and memorable wine and food parings. After relocating to California, Francesco gained further experience in Half Moon Bay restaurants and in Beverly Hills where he worked with the Drago family at their acclaimed Il Pastaio restaurant.

Massimo’s passion for food and wine can be traced to his formative years in Italy where daily meals consisted of organic products grown by his family on their farm. ¬†Massimo holds a “Licencia Verace Pizzeria Napoletana” – a rare accolade only bestowed upon expert pizzaiolos of authentic Neapolitan pizza. He continues to add to his expertise though sommelier training and further education with such industry luminaries as celebrity chef Robert Irvine.