In 1984, Pastas Café restaurant opened its first location in New York and soon spread throughout the North Shore of Long Island. In 1988, we expanded our operation to the West Coast under the name of Pasta Primavera. Although we are no longer affiliated with Pasta Primavera, we are responsible for their entire concept, including the creation of their menu. The following year Pasta Villa of Pleasanton was opened with our new ideas and recipes designed to fit Americans’ palate for Italian cuisine. Shortly after, Pastas Café was opened on Main Street, Pleasanton, with again, successful results. In 1994, Pastas Café of San Ramon was established as a neighborhood family restaurant. We then ventured into new territory with authentic northern Italian recipes and opened our first restaurant in Danville under the name of Basil Leaf Café. That idea also expanded to Basil Leaf Panaterria in Livermore & since 1998 Basil Leaf Café in Chicago.