Paul Lazzareschi, 42, a native San Franciscan graduated from Lowell High School and San Jose State University majoring in psychology and physical education. After college, Paul had a brief stint as a high school teacher prior to starting to work at Bardelli’s Restaurant in 1979.
Bardelli’s was one of the oldest and best known restaurants in San Francisco. Paul’s father was one of the partners of Bardelli’s and after Paul worked his way up from bartender to General Manager he bought out the other partner. Bardelli’s closed in 1997 as it lost its lease and immediately thereafter Paul bought the former Frog & Peach Restaurant (Restaurant Realty was the broker) at 106 Throckmorton in the heart of Mill Valley (directly across the street from the Mill Valley Depot), Paul completely gutted the restaurant and developed Vasco (named after his father) which is a casual, fan, inexpensive but elegantly very tasteful operation.
The restaurant is always packed as a result of its excellent food, service and comfortable decor. Paul’s wife, Lynn, a former registered nurse, plays an integral part in helping Paul run the operation. Paul is a Past President of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and currently he is active on the Golden Gate Restaurant Associations Scholarship Board Chairman of the Association’s annual golf tournament and serves on Goodwill’s Business Advisory Committee.