About Roberto Costa:
Roberto Costa was born and raised in Genoa, home of pesto, farinata and focaccia and one of the largest port cities in the Northwest of Italy. Displaying an early interest in food, he was only 17 when he started helping his mother make her famous minestrone soup with pesto at the family-run ‘Trattoria I dui Fre’ in the suburbs of Genoa.
Three years later, Roberto opened his very own Pagura Bernarda Restaurant where he found a passion for the hospitality industry. Roberto went on to open several restaurants and bars in Genoa. In 2003, having gained enough knowledge and experience, he founded Maxela Ristorante Macellaria with branches in Genova, Milan, Rome, Turin, Livorno, Modena, Rimini, Isola d’Elba. Inspired by Maxela’s success in Italy and keen to showcase the best produce from his native homeland to a brand-new market, Costa took on his next challenge and moved to London to open the first Macellaio RC in South Kensington in 2012 with the latest opening in Soho in 2020. He now has six sites in London: Soho, South Kensington, Fitzrovia, Battersea and Union Street.
Following the success and growth of the Macellaio empire in the UK, and after Roberto fell in love with British produce, he decided he wanted to celebrate the quality of home-grown, local ingredients with his new concept Fish Game. The new restaurant will offer a daily catch of game and fish across the UKs land and sea.
Roberto has received various recognitions from the Italian community thanks to his hard work in the UK, being elected as Genoese World Ambassador, the first gourmet ambassador and Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK.
About Lello Favuzzi, Executive Head Chef:
Lello was born in Sassari, Sardinia and grew up there with his Sicilian mother and Puglian father., After attending catering college he worked for two seasons at the five-star hotel, Cervo in Sardinia but didn’t start his culinary journey here in London until 2003. It was then when he began working as a Sous Chef at restauranteur Alan Yau’s Anda in Marylebone. Following this, he worked at Franco’s on Jermyn Street, The Wolseley, Corbin & King St Alban, L’Anima and most recently, Mortimer House Kitchen in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia.
In 2020 he took part in Celebrity MasterChef where he hosted Amar Latif, in his kitchen at Mortimer House, and most recently has featured in the Channel 4 programme “Taste of Italy” with celebrity restaurateur Nisha Katona in Sicily.
Having spent 10 years running one of London’s most celebrated Italian restaurants, Lello joins Roberto Costa to recreate simple and irresistible Italian plates, bringing a vibrant and joyful Mediterranean menu to the sophisticated neighbourhood restaurant and bar. About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments.
CWG is one of the largest sustainable developers in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009.
CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k square feet NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
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