Meet Our Executive Chef/Owner

Tommaso Barletta - Executive Chef/Owner | Tuscany Il Ristorante
Tommaso Barletta

Tommaso Barletta was born in the small fisherman village of Monopoli on the southeast coast of Italy. Starting at a young age, Tommaso had always dreamt of excelling within the culinary arts. Inspiration was never in short supply for young Tommaso. His greatestsource of inspiration came from his aunt Rita and uncle Giovanni who lived on a farm on the outskirts of his hometown. Young Tommaso enrolled in an Italian Culinary Institute where he began his culinary journey. At fifteen, he trained in an apprenticeship program with French chef Charles Vigny who headed the kitchen at Les Flot Bleu in Provence on France's south coast and Lake Maggiore near Milan Italy. He then continued on to England and Spain. His sense of adventure and love for travel lead him around the world cooking on cruise ships until in 1980 he finally arrived in Los Angeles where he co-opened Adriano's in Bel Air followed by Rex Il Ristorante in downtown Los Angeles. In 1983 he opened his own café in Camarillo California until 1987 where he discovered beautiful Westlake Village and opened Tuscany Restaurant now celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 2001, a more casual concept restaurant was born in the foot-hills of Oak Park, which has now come to be known and loved by its faithful neighborhood customers as Rustico Restaurant. Tommaso now entertains a great following and continues to provide further services to the community through his cooking classes at Let's Get Cooking Culinary Institute and regularly leads food and wine tours throughout Italy.

Private Parties at
Tuscany Il Ristorante

Tuscany Il Ristorante - Private Party
Interested in having a party at one of our locations?

All of our restaurants offer semi-private to private rooms for any occasion. Whether big or small, we offer a tasty and inviting menu for your guests to enjoy. From two to five courses, our pre-set menu includes fresh salad choices, delicious pastas, and unforgettable entrée's. Whether celebrating with our friendly staff or enjoying a quiet business meeting, we are pleased to accommodate your needs.

Select Tuscany Il Ristorante of Westlake Village to host your:
Bridal Shower, Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, Business Meetings, Holiday Celebrations and Graduations in one of our three private rooms:

Tuscany Il Ristorante - Private Party
Room 1 holds up to 40-50 guest and can connect to outside patio

Tuscany Il Ristorante - Private Party
Room 2 holds up to 30-40 guest

Tuscany Il Ristorante - Private Party
Room 3 holds up to 20 guest

Prices and availability vary. For more information, or to personalize your special occasion, contact us to arrange your private party at (805) 495-2768 or by e-mail at

We look forward to seeing you!