Italian Cuisine

Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana

Italian chef congress Identità returns to UK

By Rachel Parkes

Italian gastronomy event Identità is returning to the UK for the third time next month, the show’s organisers have said, in an effort to “explain the fundamentals of today’s Italian cuisine”.

Stefano Ispani, managing director of Ponti's

Business Profile: Ponti's

By Stefan Chomka

How does a relatively unheralded Italian chain go head-to-head with the big boys? Ponti's managing director Stefano Ispani says the answer lies in the country's regional cooking.

Prezzo chief executive Jonathan Kaye is looking to double its estate in the next five years

Prezzo plans to double estate in next five years

By Stefan Chomka

Prezzo wants to consolidate its position as the second biggest Italian food chain in the UK with a bold expansion plan that would bring it much closer in size to out-and-out category leader Pizza Express.

Helen Jones, managing director of Zizzi

Business Profile: Zizzi

By Joe Lutrario

Zizzi has responded to new entrants in the Italian dining sector with a complete overhaul designed to pull in younger diners and bring the brand back up to date

Aldo Zilli is the first celebrity chef to create a pizza range for Prezzo

Aldo Zilli creates pizza range for Prezzo

By Becky Paskin

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli has teamed up with Italian restaurant chain Prezzo to launch a new range of Zilli pizzas after voting the chain’s speciality as the best on the high street.