The hours I spent in the kitchen kneading, frying, baking and browning were among the happiest of my life. When they asked me to open a chain of restaurants in my honor, I thought a lot about the burdens and responsibilities that it would have entailed to associate my name with a sign.
I never wanted to take part in "stories" that I don't feel mine: this was true for the films I have interpreted in my sixty-year career as well as for any project in which I am a participant, but no one has courted me as much as Luciano Cimmino and today I am happy to have consented to this wonderful adventure and proud to be part of a team of talented Neapolitans who wish to export the "veracity" of Neapolitan cuisine to the world. For me and Luciano, eating is a sacred thing and to share it with those who think like us we have built a "temple" of conviviality, a unique and evocative place, where the best chefs in the world try their hand at first courses and pizzas. "che so’ na squisitezz’".