A Venice Wine Bar
A Venice Wine Bar
Barrique, formerly Ado, is a refreshed version of the Venice favorite with Chef Antonio Mure still at the helm with the addition of newcomer Restauranteur Tony Black, whose been the Chef's Head Server at Ado since the beginning.
The elegant Italian restaurant dishes out fresh antipasti, homemade pastas, wild game and fresh fish dishes to pair with its extensive wine list. The charming, romantic setting — in a lovely old yellow cottage — is complete with warm candlelit rustic tables and exposed wood beams.
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 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 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 opened Ado Ristorante and started the Ado brand, which also included Casa Ado Restaurant, Adoteca Brentwood and the Ado Italian Marketplace line. Antonio's most recent venture is Barrique.