THE SONNY GENOVESE FAMILY
The World's Greatest Pasta Sauce Story
Sonny Genovese comes from a long line of amazing Italian cooks. His great grandmother was the personal cook for the first King of the United Countries of Italy – Victor Emmanuel the Second. Her recipes were passed down through Sonny’s parents, Jenny & Ernesto Genovese, who opened their first restaurant in America in 1947 in Hollywood. All the Genovese children worked, and learned, the family secret recipes. The family loved vacationing in the sleepy beach town of San Clemente, California. Twenty-three years later they would move there and open Ernesto’s Italian Villa where they served family specialties for over 20 years.
In 1980, Sonny decided to venture out on his own to open his fabulous, and now world famous, iconic restaurant appropriately named Sonny’s, in the quaint town of San Clemente the family loves and calls home.
With his meticulous attention to detail, he works seven days a week watching carefully over the recipes that people worldwide have come to enjoy. Today, his daughter Julie, with the help of her children, work tirelessly alongside Dad to guarantee the Genovese legacy lives on to share with all the wonderful people that love Sonny’s tradition of making food “Fit for a King” over the generations. Now you can take the Worlds Greatest Pasta Sauce home to share with your family! Buon Appetito!