FILIPPO AND HIS WIFE SHO are the proprietors of Angelina’s. Filippo’s roots can be traced back to Piedimonte San Germano, Italy. He’s spent years pursuing business and has seen great success as in his many ventures, as well as other management endeavors as he builds businesses that bring great visions to life. Sho was born in Tehran and grew up in Orange County. She has built a successful career in finance, contributing to the business development and marketing of several large corporations. Together, they manage the business side of Angelina’s.
Chef Alfonso Sanna grew up in the small village of Villamar in Sardegna, Italy. After receiving his culinary degree from L’Istitulo Professionale Alberghiero in Arzachena, Sardegna, Italy, he gained experience working with acclaimed Chefs throughout Europe. Alfonso journeyed to the United States in 1998, bringing his unique style and delicious dishes to Washington DC, New York City, and Florida before making his way to California. Chef Alfonso joins the Angelina’s family from the Barilla Group where he developed the first Barilla Restaurant in New York City. Alfonso credits his “Nonna” (grandmother) as his primary influence in cultivating his passion for food and maintains his family tradition of using fresh and local ingredients.
Antonio was born in Montecanti Terme, in the heart of Tuscany. Surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of the region, his passion for food and wine started early and have never ceased. After completing culinary school, Antonio worked as a sous chef in Michelin star restaurants and traveled all over Europe to gather inspiration and explore diverse cultures. A vacation in 2002 brought him to Orange County, where he fell in love with the area and is now thrilled to run the front of the house with warmth and a smile as Angelina’s Chief Operating Officer.