Featured News / 12.22.2019

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti Named Ambassador of Basilicata, Italy’s Cuisine in the World



Luigi Diotaiuti of Al Tiramisu: “Never forget your roots”

An Interview with Thrive Global by Chef Vicky Colas. “Never forget your roots — Many people think that they have to choose between one country or another when they immigrate. I am proud to have one foot firmly planted in both the US and Italy, and I am fortunate to be a citizen of both. My Italian […]


A Lucanian Hero in Washington

Luigi Diotaiuti and his acts of solidarity during Covid and the anti-racism movement in Washington, DC were featured in this article in the chef’s home region of Basilicata, Italy.  Cited as being “The Chef on the Front Lines” ..the Matera Città newspaper also highlighted his Chef Luigi’s culinary diplomacy efforts, Al Tiramisu Restaurant, and his non-profit […]


Chef Luigi’s Al Tiramisu named “One of Best Italian Restaurants in the World 2019”

50topitaly.it – a prestigious Italian gastronomy website recently announced its’ selections for the top 50 Italian restaurants in the world for 2019. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti’s first restaurant, opened 23 years ago, was one of only 2 Washington-DC based establishments to make the cut. “My goal has always been to show respect for the ingredients themselves […]


Chef Luigi Diotaiuti received “La Toque” Award.

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti received  “La Toque” Award. Presented to him by William Hinds, President of the Executive Committee, Monsignor Rossi of The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,  Chef Ris Lacoste of Ris Restaurant,  from The Washington Area Concierge Organization.


Chef Luigi appears on RAI’s Linea Verde Program

In June 2018, Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was featured on Linea Verde, one of the national Italian television’s (RAI) most popular programs to discuss his Sirino in Transumanza initiative. He created the “Sirino in Transumanza” project to protect and promote the transumanza while showcasing all of the cultural and culinary treasures that his home region of […]


Al Tiramisu Restaurant Awarded the Insegna del Ristorante Italiano

This annual award is granted to selected restaurants all of the world that have demonstrated superior achievements in the culinary arts and have acted as goodwill ambassadors of all things Italian. The Former President of Italy, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro presented Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, the 1998-1999 award for his efforts at Al Tiramisu Restaurant.  (view more) […]

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