Julie Yanni-Cannataro spent much of her childhood working alongside her parents in their Italian restaurant, mastering the recipes from her family's ancestral home of Calabria in Italy. After years of practicing her craft at home, her family pushed her to realize her dream of opening up a restaurant of her very own. At Cannataro's Italian Restaurant, Julie now shares her culinary expertise and beloved home-cooked meals with the general public, dishing out wholesome, hearty feasts of roasted salmon, rib-eye steaks, and tender baked chicken drizzled with creamy lemon and marsala sauces. Her pizza chefs create fresh dough each day, firing pies topped with bacon, chicken, pesto, and fresh tomatoes in a stone deck oven. An accessible progressive wine list arranges wines by taste characteristics rather than vintage or region, letting diners know which full-bodied red would pair well with a spicy pasta, or which dry white would be perfect for blowing bubbles.
A rustic, adobe-colored building with a roof of clay tiles welcomes visitors to the restaurant, whose white garden latticework intertwined with vines and tucked-away alcoves roofed with cozy arches host romantic interludes and boisterous family gatherings alike.