From South to North Italy, fusion of flavour
and pleasure: Antonino Cannavacciuolo
Cannavacciuolo, Chef Patron of the Hotel Villa Crespi restaurant in Orta San
Giulio, boasts two Michelin stars and
recognition from the most important and renowned Italian food guides which rate him among the most distinguished
A man, a
young man with a strong, determined temperament … cheerful, tenacious,
passionate and instinctive.
and a skillful manager who plays with the products of his beloved homeland of
Naples, integrating, mixing and combining them with the ones from Piedmont, the
land of his great love, his wife.
no scruples, he dares, changes, tests …. A crescendo of applause, consensus and
smiles from his diners. These are the greatest gift he could ask for. He
listens to advice, accepts criticism, leaves nothing to chance, the most
important thing for him is that the message he conveys through his dishes is
of his creations is the way he communicates what he feels, laying bare his
inner being, his art. Some do it with a song, some with poetry, others prefer a
film … chef Antonino Cannvacciuolo is an artist who involves his spectators in
the matching of colours with flavours.
He does not
abandon tradition and the simplicity of flavours, his cuisine is never banal
and always has a surprise in store. He uses the finest raw materials, the fusion
of present and past for his Mediterranean cuisine of creative excellence. He
never forgets his origins, the tough beginnings in and out of various kitchens,
remains mindful of what it is like to rise through the ranks, never letting go
of his determination to grow, the wish to
learn. In 2000 he set off for
some important internships in renowned French restaurants such as
"L’Auberge de l’Ille”, 3 Michelin stars at Illerhausen and “Restaurant
Buerehiesel”, also 3 Michelin stars.
firmness, tenacity, constancy … continuous research, the wish to surprise and
be surprised, playing, being inspired, growing, and much like his beloved sea,
in constant ferment and movement … And the beauty of it is he hasn’t finished