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Let’s meet Gianluca 6 Q + 1

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Let’s meet Gianluca 6 Q + 1
  1. Who are you? (your background and story)

My name is Gianluca D’Aversa ,I’m 46 years young,  Salentino from Lecce with Mum from Salerno. From 2004 I live with my beautiful family  in London where I’ve decided to “set my tent” and open La Pizzica DELI  first and La Pizzica Restaurant later.
How is born your restaurant “La Pizzica”?
It was my dream to have a Restaurant and after I finished my studies in Economics in Italy , I decided to come to London to learn a useful foreign language and to gain experience in running a business.  London is a place full of opportunities and mine arrived when I decided to take over a small delicatessen in Fulham where everything started.


  1. Why your customers choose La Pizzica restaurant?

Obviously because of  me!!! Just joking, people love La Pizzica Restaurant for our high quality food which is prepared using only the authentic ingredients we would use in our beautiful part of the world.

Our idea of hospitality and food experience authenticity is also a big plus which contributes to make La Pizzica a place to visit


  1. Tell me a dish (or dishes) you especially love (and why)?

My Favourite dish are  Definitely Fettuccine alla Gallipolina, our version of seafood pasta which is the highest expression of our regional cuisine together with Her Majesty “Orecchietta alle cime di rape” skilfully crafted by my dear brother Rocco.


  1. About wines, what’s your favourite grapes (and why)?

My Favourite Grape is Negroamaro as is the first wine I’ve ever drunk in my life in both red and rose’ versions. It reminds me when I was younger and it is also very meaningful as it is the proof of how much Apulian wines have improved in the last 40 years.


  1. Are your customers curious to try unusual Italian varieties? Or do they always prefer the classics?

English wines market has been always very “conservative” because people here has followed the fashion of the big names; but in the last few years there has been an inversion on this trend as people are travelling much more, especially to Puglia, where they get to know all the newly re-discovered grapes almost lost. We are in fact selling an increasing number of Susumaniello or Ottavianello bottles which sometimes are unknown even to some of the  very Apulian people.




  1. What are your favourite Tacco’s wines and why?

My favourite Tacco’s wines are Torretesta,Tenute Rubino, an example of how elegant a Puglian wine can be, and Il Vascello , Cantine Alberto Longo, an oak aged Falanghina which is the way, according to me, a white wine should taste



 Restaurant information

Where to book: app.lapizzica 

address: 764-766 Fulham Rd., London SW6 5SJ, Regno Unito

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