• 2020 Spirit of Marin Award

    Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

    Angelino Restaurant—Ancona Family

    Business AwardsThe Sausalito Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Angelino Restaurant as its 2020 Business of the Year Honoree for its incredible resilience and hard work to continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic hit Marin County, the Ancona family had to pivot their two businesses — Angelino Restaurant and CIBO Bakery — by safely combining their staff and operating both businesses from one location. Within the first few weeks of the Shelter in Place order, sisters-in-law Teresa and Tera Ancona ran CIBO Bakery as a drive-through during the day and then returned to Angelino Restaurant in the evening to assist with take-out and delivery orders. Eventually, the Ancona family made the decision to begin operating both CIBO Bakery and Angelino Restaurant out of the Angelino Restaurant location on Bridgeway. Tera and Alfredo would bake and transport their breads, pastries, and goodies to Angelino Restaurant to serve as a bakery from morning until noon, and then the family would turn Angelino’s back to a dinner take-out venue in the evenings.

    With staff reductions due to COVID-19, the family stepped up to run both businesses with very little support. The Ancona family has been a part of the Sausalito business community since 1983, when Pasquale and Donna opened Angelino. The brother and sister team of Alfredo and Teresa Ancona run the restaurant, with Pasquale and Donna enjoying a semi-retired life. Alfredo’s wife, Tera Ancona, is the baker for Angelino and owns CIBO Bakery in Sausalito. The community can always count on the Ancona family to support local nonprofits with fundraising, serving on boards, and being involved in many community events.

    Learn more about Angelino Restaurant here.