Born in Marsala, Italy, which is famous for the sweet wines named after the city, Alex has always been passionate about food and wine. His interest naturally led him into the F&B industry, kick-starting a 20-year career that has taken him all over the world. Alex is a professional Sommelier and holds a Master’s degree in hospitality management from Cornell University. He was also a finalist for the Best Restaurant Manager (2009) and Sommelier at the 2009 and 2012 World Gourmet Summit. Today, armed with his extensive F&B experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm, as the owner of Casa Tartufo, Alex oversees the restaurant’s operations, leading a dedicated team of chefs and waiters to display the highest level of professionalism and deliver the best possible food and service to his guests. Alex’s wife and business partner, Tammy, is a banker-turned-restaurateur. She takes care of the finances and marketing whilst assisting in the daily operations. She brings the feminine touch into the restaurant. Matteo, our son, was practically born in the restaurant in 2011. Even though his mother wants him to become a dentist, we all know that his heart is already in the family business. You can find him in the restaurant visiting tables and entertaining customers. Nicoletta is the latest addition to the family. She was born on the 7th of Jan 2014 and started to “work” already 1 month later!
Restaurant: Casa Tartufo