About Us

When you’re at a table, you never grow old because of good food, good wine, good company.” – Ristorante La Strada owner Martino


“La Strada” is Italian for “the road.” For owners, Martino and Adriano, the road to Napa has been a delicious and enjoyable journey of hard work and friendship.


Both Martino and Adriano have dedicated their entire careers to the restaurant business. The two men first became acquainted while working at restaurants in North Beach, San Francisco’s Italian neighborhood. They kept in touch over the years, often discussing the possibility of opening a restaurant together.  Then, in 1996, they came upon a vacant restaurant while driving to the store to pick up supplies for a backyard BBQ. In short order, they leased the San Pablo space and the first La Strada was born. The American Canyon location opened six years later.


Though La Strada started out as a dream among friends, it evolved into a family business when Martino and Adriano became brother-in-laws.


Both Martino and Adriano remain very involved with the two La Strada locations.  Guests will almost always find one of them at the restaurant, checking and rechecking that the food and service meet their high expectations.


The entire staff at Ristorante La Strada is passionate about all things Italian – the food, the culture, the arts, and the people. Martino, Adriano, and their entire staff look forward to sharing their love of Italian cuisine with you.