Volpicelli brings his virtuoso culinary talents from Naples to Marin.
A native of Naples, Antonio Volpicelli grew up not in a kitchen but on a football (soccer) field: a professional "footballer," his sporting career was brought to a shattering halt, quite literally, when he broke his kneecap at the age of 18. Although undoubtedly heartbreaking for the eager Volpicelli, this setback would eventually prove to be to the culinary benefit of all Marin County and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area.
When Volpicelli launched Don Antonio in Tiburon in November 2010, it proved a welcome, resounding success in an area infamous for its high restaurant attrition rate. A unanimously praised grand opening produced a buzz that is still going strong to this day, Don Antonio's has consistently been the most beloved Italian restaurant in notoriously food snob Marin. And so it is on the laurels of Don Antonio's success that Volpicelli now pulls back the curtain on his newest offering, Amalfi, and with it, the best Italian restaurant in Marin. Again.