The Gang

Eclectic us. A solid Florentine and Tuscan backbone, but supported and infused with the enthusiasm, ideas and passion of world citizens. How very nice to meet you

Giovanni

Giovanni

owner
old style Florentine

a story spinner, ask Giovanni anything about Florence over the last 60 years, and he can probably tell you about it

caterina

Caterina

owner
new generation Florentine

a solution-finder, juggling staff, suppliers’, clients’ and local government needs and requirements

carole

Carole

owner
tough talking New Yorker

head pastry chef with serious views on interior design, tasting her desserts requires silence and concentration

Urbano

Urbano

waiter
originally from Friuli

he knows about white wines and leopard print, and knows how to tempt you to taste just one more dish

Blessing

Blessing

kitchen hand
Nigerian with a big Florentine heart

there is no job too big, her big smile at the far end of the kitchen keeps us all going

Dario

Dario

cook
demographically Florentine, but with Neopolitan DNA

supercool, with London experience and ready to experiment

Nicola

Nicola

cook
Florentine through and through

a rough exterior, but soft and gooey inside

Pyrantha

Pyrantha

kitchen hand
from Sri Lanka relocated to Florence

the man who understands cricket and has managed to explain it to us

Matteo

Matteo

waiter
from Le Marche originally, but Tuscany was calling

if you notice his foot tapping, he’s not impatient – he’s a jazz drummer

Flavio

Flavio

waiter
Florentine 100%

check that physique, he knows that you are what you eat and puts all of us to shame

Jonny

Jonny

cook
from Certaldo, almost Florence

a whizz with anything that needs instant blasting over hot coals

David

David

waiter
from Le Marche. but the call of Tuscany is hard to resist

our resident prof, a literary man and professional translator outside the restaurant

Luigi

Luigi

waiter
he might deny it in favour of Naples, but he’s from Scandicci

his most excellent means of comunication is via recipes, we give him free rein

Douglas Malcolm

Douglas Malcolm

kitchen hand
Sri Lanka to Tuscany, in the fast track

he has a special understanding with Carole and ensures that her ingredients are in her hand before she even asks for them

Luca

Luca

a multitasker, good in the kichen and dining room
from Scandicci

sometimes we think he could put Usain Bolt under pressure on the 100m

Manuele

Manuele

our very own superman
from Certaldo

he bottles our olive oil, ensures that supplies never run low, helps out with Christmas decorations, changes light bulbs and keeps us well-oiled and moving in general

Bernardo

Bernardo

Bernardo has a very special relationship with machines, their internal workings, their nervous breakdowns and hysterical meltdowns … and they adore him, responding positively to his every request; our fridges, freezers, ovens and dishwashers could not be in better hands!

Edoardo

Edoardo

cook
certified Florentine

a super-young cook – he’s a new addition to the team, and above and beyond his passion for food is his passion for the Florentine football team

Hejdi

Hejdi

waiter
Albania

our youngest waiter is studying in Florence – he has become so passionate about wines that he has qualified as a sommelier

Gaetano

Gaetano

meet and greet and dining room coordinator
he’s originally from Campana in southern Italy

here’s the guy that greets you at the door with a huge smile – and is fun, and total foodie, you should listen to his advice!

Daniel

Daniel

busboy
Ecuador

he comes all the way from Ecuador and is our main man when we need to speak Spanish in a hurry

Niccolò

Niccolò

sommelier
Florentine right to his core

He adores historical football (a passionate supporter of the Green Team: wine runs in his veins in a good way – he is our sommelier

Ledjon

Ledjon

waiter
Albania

he is studying here in Florence and intends becoming a lawyer in the future, but right now he’s making sure that our guests in the cellar are super-well cared for