“I come from a family of restaurateurs so started when I was very young, my father was a chef and pizza maker, and my brother is a pastry chef. I’m from Naples and I grew up in and around restaurants. I’ve worked as a chef all over Europe, Greece, England, Scotland, France and Spain – it’s been my life.
I had my first restaurant on the high street in Tunbridge Wells up to 2004 – after that we went back to Italy for eleven years to set up a restaurant in Lake Maggiore, we then set up a Trattoria in Rome. My wife is from Tonbridge, so after our second child was born, we decided to come back to the UK. We came back and took over Pano e Vino on Grosvenor Road in Tunbridge Wells, that was in 2017, and we had that restaurant up until February 2020. We started to look for something else as we wanted a change and then lockdown came along, I wanted something down on the Pantiles but there was no point with lockdown. When things started to open up again, I started looking again and I found this place, it’s a great position. We sell mainly pizzas but also some pasta and tapas with the boards of cheese and ham – it’s more like Neapolitan street food.
I love pizza, it’s the thing I love about what I do the most, I eat it every day! I should stop, but I really enjoy it.
What we do sets us apart because it’s the traditional Neapolitan pizza, with the correct flour and the original way, I grew up in Naples, my father made pizzas, we are not the imitation we make the real pizzas!”
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