bUONgUSTO, which means “Great Taste” in Italian, was founded in 1999 by the Romanelli Family. Their goal was to share some great tastes from the Old Country with their new home in California. Through research and experimentation they’ve perfected their recipes and have created a masterpiece of flavor.
The idea to create bUONgUSTO first came about when Angelo was a student of USC’s Entrepreneur Program. He was given an assignment to create a business from scratch and plan its success. The project received such enormous praise from professors, university staff, and fellow students that the Romanelli Family knew they were onto something special. After discovering their niche was vacant, they created their business model and opened their first location. It instantly became a hit, being awarded “Best of L.A.” in only their first year of business.
From day one bUONgUSTO has experienced phenomenal growth. Their locations have grown to include some of the most popular .
destinations in Southern California including Universal Studios, Universal CityWalk, The Los Angeles Zoo, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor and The Los Angeles County Fair to name a few. They also serve the Hollywood entertainment industry, providing services to popular films and TV shows such as CSI, House of Lies, Californication and Entourage.
Recently bUONgUSTO has focused their growth on mobile locations and wholesale accounts throughout the Southwestern United States. They are excited that they have created something customers love and are ready to expand their business worldwide!