Featured Blog / 06.12.2020

A Lucanian Hero in Washington



Chef Luigi Honored for 25 Years of Service

In Rome, on November 13, 2019 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was honored for 25 years of professional service by the Federation of Italian Cooks. The Collegium Cocorum ceremony was held at the Italian House of Representatives. 


Chef Luigi Participates in Zoofari

On May 16, 2019 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was featured as a celebrity chef at the National Zoo’s annual Zoofari: Bite Night. He was featured on ABC 7 News Channel 8 News preparing his Mini Lamb Meatball Sliders. Both of his restaurants, Al Tiramisu and Aperto took part in the longest-running restaurant tasting event in DC! […]


The American Dream of Luigi Diotaiuti

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!


Secrets of a Successful Restaurateur with Luigi Diotaiuti

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 […]


Al Tiramisu & Chef Luigi Diotaiuti Acknowledged by Secretary of State John Kerry at Groundbreaking Reception for the USA Pavillion at Milan Expo 2015

[PRESS RELEASE – PRNewswire] During his remarks at the groundbreaking reception for the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, next year’s World Fair, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, sharing his enjoyment of Al Tiramisu.  He stated, “I want to thank Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, who – he is from the Al Tiramisu […]


Mangia mangia! Diotaiuti opens Aperto in Northwest

[The Washington Times] There’s a bold new spot for power lunching in Northwest, and it’s fitting that celebrity chef Luigi Diotaiuti is there to be your guide. Mr. Diotaiuti, whose fortunate clients have included George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford and John F. Kerry, has opened Aperto to be the companion piece to his other District […]

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