Featured News / 12.22.2019

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



Chef Luigi Featured in Quality Magazine

“From Basilicata to American conquest: a mission impossible? No, all it takes is calling oneself Luigi Diotaiuti and bringing the best of regional and Italian traditions in your suitcase without ever forgetting simplicity and passion” begins the article which explains Chef Luigi’s journey from Italy to America. The in-dept interview highlights his role as a […]


Chef Luigi Featured on Ambassador Magazine Cover

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti graced the cover of the National Italian American Foundation’s Ambassador magazine in winter 2014. In the article he shared regional Italian dishes from his native Basilicata and told childhood stories of Christmas. He also revealed some of Al Tiramisu restaurant’s most requested recipes. 


Chef Ambassador of Two Countries

In this “personality” interview at Expo Milan 2015, Luigi Diotaiuti was dubbed “The Chef Ambassador of two Countries, Italy, and the USA.”  The article continued to call Chef Luigi a Washington “institution” and outlined his career as a chef to celebrities and political figures as well as his role with the US Department of State’s […]


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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