Cafe Arrivederci was founded in 1996 by Carlo Scatena. Carlo started his career in the restaurant industry at North Beach, first as a busboy, later became a waiter, then a restaurant owner. After a few years, Carlo opened his first restaurant in San Francisco- Marcello Restaurant. His success as Marcello’s restaurant owner helped him to expand and open other restaurants across the Bay Area.
Carlo opened 7 restaurants during his career. Restaurants such as La Toscana, Luca, Cafe Italia, Cafe Arrivederci, Aurora Sausalito and Aurora Novato were created by Carlo. Carlo passed in 2019 and his wife, Aurora Scatena, was leading the operations of Aurora Novato since then until 2021.
Right now the new owner Ricardo Lopez is committed to extend the heritage, tradition and great food from Cafe Arrivederci, and also bring new tools to expand the vision and reach of this San Rafael beloved restaurant.