Antonio La Tona left Palermo, Sicily in 1960 for New York City. After three years in New York, he came to San Francisco where he found the city’s Victorian architecture and atmosphere much more inspiring for a person with artistic interests like him.
He worked for two years restoring antiques and in 1969 he established Caffe Sport as a bar and sandwich shop.
Every day Antonio worked at the shop he stayed after hours carving and painting new pieces of art in the Sicilian-Byzantine Style, which he added to the restaurant's decor. His unique ideas and pieces gave the restaurant an atmosphere unlike any other.
Like Sicily itself, Antonio has created an interior mixed with different styles that can only be built with time, devotion, and love for art. Therefore, Like Sicily Caffe Sport is one of a kind-L' Unico.