AUG 2013 – Member Profile – Joe Greensleeves Restaurant

For an extraordinary dining experience in downtown Redlands you don’t have to travel very far. Joe Greensleeves, a longtime fixture in fine dining in Redlands offers the best in culinary selection for lunch, dinner, special occasion or private event up to twenty five guests.

With a European flare Chef Guillermo “Memo” Matteo, continually changes the menu to entice the palate and charm the taste buds.  At a very young age, he learned the art of cooking from his family, most notably, his mother. A native of Mexico, Memo grew up loving flavor and unusual ingredients. When he had learned enough of the culinary arts to turn professional he began by working the kitchen of Il Fornaio in Beverly Hills, here he was able to explore the flavors of Italy and also learned the art of making pasta. He soon found himself working as a Sous Chef at Trillussa, another Beverly Hills Staple.

In 1997 Memo found his way to Redlands, California where he worked in the kitchen at Clara’s, a now lost jewel of the Inland Empire. During his time at Clara’s he had the opportunity to learn from Chef Umberto Orlando, a native of Rome. It was during that time that Memo had his first opportunity to fill in as Head Chef and run his own kitchen. Memo’s extraordinary effort earned him a place as Executive Chef at Joe Greensleeves in 1999.

Since then, Memo has dedicated himself to producing perfect meals with the freshest ingredients the Inland Empire has to offer. He takes great pride in making his own pasta and ravioli, his own fresh sausage and his own pancetta. Memo’s passion spills over into every dish, especially when he has the opportunity to make unique dishes out of seasonal and rare ingredients like Alaskan Halibut, fresh Foie Gras and Wagyu Beef.

Thursdays through Saturday, open at 5PM to closing, Enoteca an Exclusive Lounge upstairs offers cocktails and wines from an extensive wine list along with savory Hors D’oeurves. But if you prefer a private party for dinner you can book in advance and select a special menu to impress your guests.

For that romantic lunch or dinner, that business meeting to impress, a break from the kitchen or just a treat for yourself Joe Greensleeves is conveniently located at 220 Orange Street. To make reservations call 909 792-6969. You can visit their menu at and like them on Facebook to receive menu alerts or special event announcements.