Agostino Sciandri, the popular Italian chef who brought the true flavor of Tuscany to Los Angeles, continues to endear himself to Angeleno foodies. His namesake restaurant, AGO, represents the culmination of Sciandri’s 45 years of experience in the restaurant industry and shows his lifelong passion for Northern Italian cuisine.
Born in the countryside of Tuscany, Sciandri initially decided to become a chef as a way to travel and see the world. After graduating from the School of Hotel and Catering in Bellaggio, he perfected his craft at some of London’s most renowned restaurants. He then returned to Italy for three years to teach at the Principe de Piedmonte School of Modern Italian Cuisine.
Chef Sciandri debuted his culinary artistry in Los Angeles in 1985 as Executive Chef at Il Giardino, one of Beverly Hills’ most notable restaurants, before opening Toscana three years later to rave reviews. As his exceptional cuisine gained recognition in Los Angeles, he cultivated a clientele of food lovers who followed him as he left the west side eatery to open AGO, his beloved upscale Italian Restaurant in West Hollywood.
As executive chef/partner at AGO, Sciandri has expanded the menu to include a broader representation of regional Tuscan fare. Balancing a list of house specialties with daily specials boosting fresh and seasonal ingredients, Sciandri offers his customers an endless array of authentic Tuscan dishes that keep them coming back night after night.
In addition to the successful AGO West Hollywood, Sciandri also currently owns and oversees three other popular Los Angeles restaurants, Toscanova in Century City, Sor Tino in Brentwood and Caffé Roma in Beverly Hills.