From Milan, Italy to Redding, California


mixing his worlds together

Diego Tantardini came from Milan, Italy to Redding, CA in 2012 with his wife and two children. The Tantardinis came to northern California in order to join Redding’s world-renowned Bethel Church and attend Bethel’s ministry school.  

Back in Milan, while still in high school at the age of 15, Diego started working in a bakery. He learned to craft beautiful breads using only the purest ingredients, with no sugar or preservatives. He discovered a passion for baking as well as a natural talent for sales and building customer relationships.   


A passion for excellence

During his first year in Redding, Diego frequented many Redding bakeries, restaurants, and eateries, comparing the quality and flavor of the local cuisine to his native European fare. At the same time, Diego noticed a growing population of visitors, like himself, who were coming from Europe and other countries around the world to resettle in Redding. He has always been passionate about food and hospitality, and recognized the need for European-style breads and cuisine. So Tantardini’s European Bakery-Deli was born. Come and taste the Tantardini difference.