During his twenties, Reno, Nevada, native Dino Bugica spent eight years learning to cook in Tuscany and Liguria, which was where he met his wife, Sonja, a winemaker. On a vacation to California in 2001, they found themselves eating in a Healdsburg restaurant that served hardcore Italian cuisine—tripe, sweetbreads—made from local ingredients. “I thought, This is what I want to do,” says Bugica, 36. They relocated, and in 2009 he opened Diavola in nearby Geyserville.
On Dino: Nautical Stripe pullover by Urban Outfitters ($59).