Our Story

Welcome to The Mad Sicilian!

Welcome to The Mad Sicilian!
In the heart of Petaluma, where the sun kisses the vineyards and the breeze whispers tales of old Italy, you'll find The Mad Sicilian. Tucked away at 203 North McDowell Boulevard, this cozy spot is more than just a restaurant; it's a journey through generations of family tradition and a celebration of classic Italian cuisine.

Step inside, and you'll be greeted by the vibrant hues of the Italian flag adorning the walls, setting the stage for an authentic dining experience. But our story begins long before you walk through our doors. Our journey to Petaluma was a tale of love and longing for the tastes of home. With each dish we serve, we strive to capture the essence of traditional Italian cooking while infusing it with our own unique flair.

Just like the bustling piazzas of Italy, our restaurant is a gathering place where friends become family and laughter fills the air. Whether you're joining us for a romantic dinner for two or a lively meal with friends, you'll always be welcomed with open arms and a warm smile. So come, pull up a chair and savor the flavors of Italy right here in Petaluma. From our family to yours, benvenuti alla famiglia di The Mad Sicilian. Buon appetito!

A Slice of Us

A Slice of Us
Here we are, the esteemed Mad Sicilian family. Allow me a moment to make proper introductions. I am a mother of four, filled with immense pride, and fortunate enough to be wedded to an exceptional gentleman. In the foreground, arranged from left to right, we have... myself, Mary, George, Victoria and Theodore. In the back, Kaitlyn and Eleni.

George is our highly skilled chef and creative genius behind the majority of the dishes we offer at The Mad Sicilian. He obtained his culinary degree from Athens, Greece and honed his expertise in various culinary styles across Europe. Those fortunate enough to indulge in his culinary creations truly comprehend his exceptional talent in the culinary realm.

When I was much younger, I relocated to California. It was truly a blessing to have my uncle, Mick Lumetta, who was the original founder of Optical World in the Santa Rosa Plaza, as my mentor. He taught me everything I needed to know about being an optician, and I am grateful for that. Since 1986, I have been working as an optician and I am currently employed at Empire Optometry in Santa Rosa.

Our Adult Children

Our Adult Children
George and I could not be more proud of the people our children have become. Theo, Victoria, Eleni and Kaitlyn are college graduates and perusing life's adventures while finding their way in this very confusing world.

The Mad Sicilian Staff

A huge thank you to our incredible Staff! Naomi, Gerardo and Ava. Your hardwork and dedication is greatly appreciated!