da adriano

Our Chef

During his time in Paris, Chef Adriano had the privilege of working with esteemed chefs and in prestigious kitchens, refining his skills and expanding his culinary horizons. The experience he gained in the French culinary capital was invaluable, and it significantly contributed to the depth and creativity he brings to the Italian cuisine he now shares with the world.

Chef Adriano's time in Paris not only enriched his culinary expertise but also instilled in him a deep appreciation for the importance of quality ingredients and the meticulous attention to detail that characterizes both French and Italian culinary traditions. This dedication to excellence continues to be at the heart of his culinary philosophy, as he strives to bring the very best to every dish served at da Adriano.

In 2016, Chef Adriano embarked on a life-changing journey that would bring him to the vibrant and diverse city of New York. Fueled by a dream and a burning passion for culinary excellence, he set his sights on the Big Apple with the goal of not only learning new things but also one day establishing his own culinary haven to express his art.

Arriving in New York City was a momentous step for Chef Adriano. It was a city known for its fast-paced lifestyle, its fusion of cultures, and its discerning diners, making it the perfect place for a chef with a vision. With an insatiable curiosity and a relentless drive to hone his craft, he delved into the city's culinary scene, learning from its diverse kitchens and embracing the dynamic energy that defines the New York culinary landscape.

While working in some of the city's most acclaimed restaurants, Chef Adriano absorbed the unique flavors, techniques, and styles that the city had to offer. This experience not only broadened his culinary knowledge but also solidified his dream of one day having his own little place where he could fully express his artistic vision and create dishes that would leave an indelible mark on the palates of his patrons.

Years of dedication, hard work, and a steadfast commitment to the pursuit of culinary perfection led Chef Adriano to realize his dream. In da Adriano, he has found the canvas to bring together the essence of Italy and the influences of his culinary journey in Paris, combined with the vibrant spirit of New York City. His restaurant has become a testament to his passion, a place where every dish tells a story, and where the dream he carried with him in 2016 is brought to life on every plate.

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                  "Chef Adriano, brings 18 years of experience from Italy, France and New York, starting his career working for rustic Italian places, then experiencing Michelin Star restaurants. During his time in New York, Adriano placed 2nd at the James Beard-Pastificio di Martino Pasta Competition."