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Our seasoned team, with over 40 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry, is committed to providing a seamless, unforgettable experience. La Bella Vista’s in-house chefs and culinary staff are classically trained, creating one-of-a-kind meals based on traditional family recipes with a modern twist.
Anthony D’Elia is one of Waterbury’s most well known restaurateurs. He has worked in the restaurant industry for over 40 years, and diners know that his hard work and dedication translate into amazing dishes and unique flavors. Anthony partnered with the Pontelandolfo Club to become the primary caterer of the banquet facility.
Anthony first got his start with an opportunity from his current partner, Michelé Capobianco, the founder of the Holiday Seasons Banquet facility that is now known as San Marino Ristorante Italiano. Over the years, he mastered traditional Italian cuisine in an upper casual atmosphere. Today, Anthony is a co-owner and operating partner of San Marino and Nino’s Trattoria in Waterbury.
FUN FACT: Besides his family, his next three loves are blues, bourbon and cigars.
Andrew Razz is a managing partner with La Bella Vista, and welcomed the opportunity to return to his roots in Waterbury where his passion for the food and hospitality industry began.
Andrew was an honors graduate of Johnson & Wales University Culinary & Foodservice Management Programs. He started his culinary adventures in Waterbury’s own San Marino Ristorante before venturing to Rhode Island’s Newport Restaurant Group. Andrew held multiple culinary and management positions throughout Newport Restaurant Group where he orchestrated a variety of catering, banquet and a la carte dining events. For several years, he worked as a restaurant manager with one of Washington D.C.’s most well-known high volume restaurant groups, Great American Restaurants. Today, Andrew enjoys the opportunities and creative challenges of developing a sophisticated menu for guests at La Bella Vista.
FUN FACT: If you’re an avid boater or fisherman, Andrew would love to talk all things nautical with you.
Linnea leads the marketing department at La Bella Vista, but her love for event planning inspired her to take on the role that she enjoys the most. Linnea’s philosophy is not complicated, she likes to see her clients happily satisfied and will go above and beyond to make that happen.
Linnea has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working in a variety of roles with a deep understanding of managing a facility like La Bella Vista. She started from the ground up in her family business, which groomed her to become well versed in many facets of the industry. Linnea understands the importance of communication and attention to detail and her day isn’t done until everything is perfect
FUN FACT: Linnea has seen Bruno Mars in concert 6 times…and counting.
Todd C. Howe, Sales Manager, is a Connecticut native from Ridgefield and graduate of WCSU, began his hospitality career in 1981 in the lodging industry while attending high school and college. His experience includes senior level positions at prominent hotel companies with Hilton, Marriott, Affinia Hotels NYC, destination event venues to include Saint Clements Castle & Marina, The Amber Room, Trump National Golf Club, and private consulting for hotel, restaurant and catering ownership. He has received a number of professional industry certifications, has worked with renowned Chefs Daniel Boulud, Larry Forgione and Geoffrey Zakarian, and Ad-Hoc Instructor at CCSU, Gibbs College, and University of New Haven. Todd has served in various community board and fundraising capacities, including Mercy Housing & Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Latino Scholarship Fund, Danbury Youth Soccer Club, and has been honored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, CWBTA, MPI, and additional professional and non-profit organizations. Todd’s professional designations are CMP, CHSP, CHRM and SCEP.
FUN FACT: Todd was ceremoniously anointed a King in Ghana, prominently named “Togbe Kobla”.
Cassidy has the very important job as our office manager at La Bella Vista. Cassidy’s attention to detail is meticulous; it begins with her initial conversation with each client, and follows through to the completion of each event. She also assists with event coordination and implementing communication between management and staff.
FUN FACT: Organization is Cassidy’s jam.
Tricia holds the very competent position as our Maitre D’, catering to the needs of our Brides, Groom and Bridal Party on their big day. She has been in the event and hospitality industry for more than 15 years. Tricia is always anticipating your needs before they arise throughout your wedding day. Whether it’s the bustling of a bride’s dress or supplying beverages during photos, Tricia is your indispensable right hand!
FUN FACT: Tricia is too fun to nail down to one fun fact.
Eddie hold the prestigious title of Head Chef of La Bella Vista. He is a culinary college graduate with honors of distinction and achievement. With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Eddie is on the forefront of innovative, creative cuisine. Using nothing but the freshest of ingredients, all of his sauces, stocks and soups are 100% from scratch-the real deal.