A romantic place for modern Italian food


Cafe Verona’s experienced culinary team offers you a new take on amazing Italian classics with a French twist, and incredible dining experience. Our fresh products are imported from Italy weekly, and we use only 100% Grass-Fed Wagyu beef from New Zeland with no antibiotics or added hormones ever. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

Celestino Elice is the heart and soul of Cafe Verona

Cafe Verona was opened at the beginning of March 2001 by Celestino Elice, and has been in the business since.
Mr. Elice was born and raised at the Italian Riviera, and lived and traveled throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. He has worked over several decades in the restaurant business at such celebrated locations as Vesuvio Cafe in Paris, Regines in New York and Chianti in Los Angeles. Mr. Elice brought his Italian heritage and other European culinary influences to California, and decided to open Cafe Verona because he wanted to offer the same healthy, delicious and affordable Italian cuisine that was thought to him as a child by his extensive family back in the beautiful region of Northern Italy. Below is the interview with Cafe Verona’s owner Celestino Elice that was featured on NBC Los Angeles’ Monday Bites back in the spring of 2011.