Barone's Restaurant & Gardens

Established in March 1995, Barone’s is a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton




Having met in 1991 and married in 1993, Joe and Maricela's dreams came true in 1995 by having the opportunity to purchase Casanova's Restaurant in downtown Pleasanton. After a little luck and a lot of hard work, Barone's continues to be one of Pleasanton's premier dining establishments.


Joe was born and raised in San Francisco and received his formal training at the famed Alioto's #8 Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. For 15 years, Joe served in every aspect of the restaurant from cooking to busing tables to restaurant management. It was there that he realized his passion for the business and hoped one day to own his own restaurant. In 1995, Joe Barone was able to make that dream come true.


Maricela was born in Mexico and raised in Fremont, CA. In 1985 the Orozco Family opened the Famed Casa Orozco Restaurant in Dublin, CA. Shortly thereafter in 1986 the family opened their second location in downtown Livermore. Believing that their success hinges on a strong owner presence, Maricela and her siblings are still very active in day to day operations. Having an affinity for design and marketing, she shares her talents across both Casa Orozco and Barone's.