Featured News / 12.22.2019

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



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 […]


The Headline: Ancient Dinners comes to Aperto

[Hollywood On The Potomac] A new kind of dining has come to Washington, DC in which each meal is spiced lightly with some history and culture. This blending of history and culture to highlight a memorable meal is the brainchild of Dr. Zoe Kosmidou. For some, Zoe is a new face in the city – […]


Chef Luigi Diotaiuti brings his PASTA LAB to APERTO

For Immediate Release Effective: October 23, 2017 Contact: Renie Freedman RenieBFreedman@gmail.com 301.602.3302 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti brings his PASTA LAB to APERTO Washington, DC – October 22, 2017-Chef Luigi Diotaiuti1 opened the doors of his newest restaurant in Washington, DC, Aperto3 (Italian for OPEN) to demonstrate PASTA LAB to an audience from the Italian Cultural Society4 […]

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