us" really means about Arturu Ibleto. Over
four decades ago, Art immigrated to the United
States from the town of Sesta Godano, Italy. Near
*Genoa in the Liguria region of Northern Italy,
Sesta Godano is where food is a way of life. In
his part of Italy, they grew basil and garlic in
the backyard. They'd grind it up with some salt
and parmesan cheese. They called it
"pesto" because they pounded it.
Why did Art choose to settle in
Sonoma County? Because, as he puts it, "it's
one of the most beautiful places on earth".
Even in the early days, Art's kitchen was a
popular place. There was always the aroma of
something good coming from the oven or cook top,
a bottle of red wine and a fresh loaf of hearty
Italian bread on the table. Even back then, Art
knew his food could create a warm & happy
place for families to gather, just like it did in
"Garlic is the oldest
medicine in the world.
It cuts down on
cholesterol you know.
You eat garlic,
So with much pushing
from friends & family to make his food
readily available, Art vowed to create simple,
hearty, and delicious food , keeping the prices
reasonably priced so that everyone could enjoy
his authentic Italian cooking. What originally
started as a hobby has turned into a Sonoma
County institution. Thank you Art.
* Genoa, Italy is widely
recognized as the birthplace of Pesto. Click here to read more.
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