Francesco Alongi, originally from Sicily, Italy was a pioneer of local fine dining in Vancouver, BC. He was the creator of Vancouver’s best Italian restaurant, Francesco’s Ristorante Italia. He enriched the cultural lifestyle of Vancouver for over 50 years and was a passionate opera singer, known for serenading guests whilst they dined.
With a high attention to detail Francesco was a great success in the creation of our well crafted menus. He was a world renowned restaurateur with a heart of passion for fine foods, the best wines, dear friends and beautiful music.
Francesco passed away on May 8, 2015 in Vancouver at age 74. The name, Francesco Alongi, will survive in the hearts and minds of his family, Francesco’s staff, his many friends and his countless appreciative patrons – perhaps for decades to come. - Read more..