Meet our executive chef!Chef Antonio Murè literally and figuratively brings a lot to the table.
Born in Porto-palo di Capo Passero, Sicily, and growing up in Parma, Emilia Romagna, Antonio’s formative years in Italy have heavily contributed to his wonderfully unique approach to italian cooking. His culinary style epitomizes the essence of the cuisine of Emilia Romagna, one of the most significant food regions in Italy, blended with the exotic flavors of Sicilian cooking tradition.
Chef Antonio Murè first earned his masterful stripes by graduating from the prestigious Istituto Alberghiero di Stato. Upon graduation, the Michelin award-winning chef spent several years perfecting his skills in a number of exclusive restaurants and hotels in Italy, including the renowned Il Meloncino in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Veneto.
In 1995, Antonio Murè moved to Los Angeles and landed another high-profile job as chef at Il Moro.
Subsequently, he’s worked as a chef in several top-notch restaurants, including Locanda Veneta and Allegria in Los Angeles and Valentino in Las Vegas. In 2004, Antonio opened Piccolo on Dudley Ave. in Venice, rated among LA’s best by Zagat. Antonio Murè opened Ado Ristorante and started the Ado brand, which also included Casa Ado Restaurant, Adoteca Brentwood and the Ado Italian Marketplace line.
Prior to opening Piccolo his most recent venture was Barrique, a cozy fine dining restaurant and wine bar with a rooftop terrace, near the Abbot Kinney