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About Us

Innovating For A Global Palate Since 1988

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Welcome to Andiamo In Banca. Located in the heart of downtown South San Francisco owner John Akkaya and Executive Chef, Angelo bring together a taste of Italy with a Mediterranean twist. Akkaya has been in the restaurant world for over 30 years with two additional Bay Area restaurants, Cafe Figaro in Burlingame and Don Giovanni in Mountain View. As he says himself, Andiamo In Banca is how he is celebrating years of experience in industry by combining the authentic Italian taste with hearty ingredients without losing the cozy experience.

Lead Staff

John Akkaya


Angelo Cucco

Executive Chef

About the Owner

John has been entertaining customers for the past 20 years serving as owner between Ristorante Don Giovanni and his first restaurant Cafe Figaro, located in Burlingame, California. John's passion is food and his restaurants, which has been proven with the Business Man of the Year award.

John hosts many events through the restaurant and in his spare time you will find him on one of the many Bay Area Golf courses.

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John Akkaya - Owner