Chef Luigi recently created a non-profit organization in Basilicata, Italy called Basilicata: A Way of Living, which will help to promote tourism, employment and traditions on the brink of extinction. Two of it’s most prominent projects to date are the annual Transumanza and Pasta Lab. La Transumanza Each year Chef Luigi travels back to Basilicata […]
Born and raised in Lagonegro, a little village in the South of Italy, Chef Luigi came to America by chance and settled in Washington, D.C. at a time when the city was hardly an exciting place to work for a restaurateur. “When I saw what this city’s restaurants were offering, I realized there was so much more I could do,” Luigi tells us. And as a matter of fact, he did!
[Pasta Fits] This month we sat down with Chef Luigi Diotaiuti to talk all things pasta. We found out about all the differences between how we prepare pasta in the U.S. versus in Italy, what it’s like to be an Italian restaurant owner, and what you can expect at each of his restaurants. Read below for […]
PRESS RELEASE Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was named culinary “Ambassador” for representing the cuisine of his home region at the Basilicata Food & Wine Festival in Matera, Italy. Matera, Italy (PRWEB) April 12, 2017 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was named culinary “Ambassador” for representing the cuisine of his home region at the Basilicata Food & Wine Festival […]
As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There’s always going to be chaos in the restaurant business. -Rocco DiSpirito [Entrepreneurial Chef Magazine] Raised on his family’s farm in Basilicata, Italy, Luigi’s relationship to nature created the foundation to his culinary career. One of six children, he spent his days […]
[Washington City Paper] A contemporary Italian restaurant from Chef Luigi Diotaiuti quietly opened in Foggy Bottom (2013 I St. NW) a little over a month ago. “After 40 years of a career, I learned that it’s always better to open with the low profile,” Diotaiuti says, explaining that it helps a restaurant iron out the […]