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A Trip to italy … WIthout the passport

by Chef Alessandro Pirozzi


Chef Alessandro Pirozzi opened his first restaurant in Orange County, California almost a decade ago. Combining his charming personality and time-honored family recipes Pirozzi created an authentic taste of Italy locally on Pacific Coast Highway.

Born in Naples, Italy, Pirozzi was the youngest of four children and the only boy. Growing up in a house full of girls was a constant challenge but fortunately for him, whenever the girls were teasing him, his grandmother, Nonna Ida, would rescue him and take him into the safety of her kitchen to help prepare dinner.

The kitchen became his sanctuary. He fell in love with the different aromas, flavors and learning the traditional techniques of preparing fresh homemade pasta. It was there that he learned the many secret family recipes and began his journey to become a Certified Italian Chef.






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