Luciano Monosilio, known for his legendary spaghetti carbonara which is considered to be one of the best if not the best in Rome announced on Facebook today that he has quit Pipero, a restaurant he has been chef of for the past eight years.
The chef from Albano said these past eight years had been intense starting at Rex than moving to the new restaurant at Chiesa Nuova. “I have grown professionally and also personally but the cuisine at Pipero was becoming smaller and smaller for me. Many have asked me over the past years whether I felt the need to be independent as happened with many of my colleagues. I don’t hide the fact that I had thought about it but it was not the right moment.”
“Today, is different. I thank the people who helped me in this journey and I leave the restaurant with a lot of experience which I can use in the forthcoming adventures.”
Alessandro Pipero, the owner and front of house announced that the decision was taken jointly. He said the new chef will be Ciro Scamardella, sous chef of Roy Caceres.
The restaurant is a favourite of food enthusiasts in Rome. It recently moved to new premises and is now found opposite the Chiesa Nuova.
Meanwhile Monosilio will be involved in the opening of a restaurant in Rio de Janeiro called Capolavoro which will open in November. He has not excluded the possibility of launching a new project in Italy but no details have yet emerged.