Welcome to Northern Italy in North Hollywood.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Ca’ Del Sole’s Toluca Lake location has served as a garden oasis for diners with an appetite for great Italian food at a great value since 1994. Back then, the inspiration of restaurateur Rudolfo Costella and his partners was to create an eatery that makes patrons feel like they’re escaping to a Venetian country inn.
to create a truly memorable dining experience.
Today, that mission lives on through time-tested recipes, the inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality. Come in to experience it all for lunch, dinner or a special event. We hope you’ll also join us for happy hour or Bellini Brunch Sundays, featuring bottomless Bellini cocktails
Rodolfo Costella, Restaurateur, Owner
Rodolfo Costella personifies the American dream—a self-made man who through hard work and perseverance became a successful businessman, husband and proud father, owning four thriving restaurants in California and Arizona. Born near Venice, Italy, Costella began as a waiter in Los Angeles and worked his way up through the ranks, while developing a sound knowledge of the restaurant industry and what makes for a successful business.
In 1985, Costella opened Risi e Bisi, an Italian takeout concept that achieved immediate popularity. While continuing his ownership of Risi e Bisi, he was also the General Manager at the venerable Chianti Ristorante. Passionate to open his own fine dining establishment, Costella partnered with fellow Venetian, Master Chef Antonio Tommasi in 1994 to launch Ca’ Del Sole.
With Costella’s attention to detail, gracious manner and fine Northern Italian cuisine, Ca’ Del Sole became an instant success. The comfortable, authentic Venetian country inn setting soon attracted the entertainment crowd and Ca’ Del Sole quickly became the hot spot for Hollywood’s power brokers.
Costella opened Veneto Trattoria in Scottsdale a few years later with his long-time friend and associate, Roberto Rossi. During the first year in business, Veneto Trattoria was named “Best Italian Restaurant in Phoenix” by the Arizona News. Veneto Trattoria also features Northern Italian cuisine in a relaxed Venetian setting.
In 2001, Costella purchased Moonshadows, a beachfront restaurant in Malibu, in partnership with Andrea Bullo and Franco Simplicio. The three partners reinvented the restaurant with exciting eclectic new American cuisine, and created the very popular Blue Lounge. Within three years, Moonshadows became one of the most popular coastal destinations in Southern California.
In 2004, Costella and Simplicio acquired a restaurant farther up the coast – another spectacular beachfront location at Zuma Beach. With a name change to The Sunset Restaurant and Beach Bar, a complete re-model, and an entirely new menu concept, The Sunset has become a favorite dining destination in Los Angeles area.
Rodolfo Costella has achieved his success by focusing on the total dining experience of his customers. He has always strived to provide good value, along with consistent food quality. “Our entire efforts are to bring great food and a memorable dining experience to every guest that walks into our restaurants.”