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Executive Chef

Antonio Minichiello

Born in New Jersey but raised in Italy, in the province of Avellino. It is thanks to a childhood spent in the countryside, amongst the family’s farm that he establishes respect and care for ingredients, and a passion for authentic food. 

His experience in the kitchen began at a young age at his uncle’s restaurant. He nourished an immediate love. Over the years, a mix of passion, stubbornness and commitment led him to the kitchens of renowned restaurants in Rome, London, Tuscany and Prague. 

After experimenting with different types of cuisine and techniques,  the dream of reliving his native country, the United States, becomes a reality. At 26, he is the youngest chef on the Las Vegas Strip, moving from the Nevada desert to the white sands of Florida, to then finally return to his Italian roots. 

Today, in Florence with the Lungarno Collection, he offers a cuisine in continuous evolution, contaminated by a research that is constantly nourished by the varied gastronomic background he has acquired during his international career. 

Portrait Firenze F&B Operations Manager

Claudia Rosati

Florence born-and-bred, Claudia began her career in the world of fine dining at a young age, working for many years in London. “I soon discovered that it was a real passion of mine, not just a job.”

Arriving at Caffè dell’Oro, one breathes in the atmosphere of a beautiful Italian abode, with Claudia as hostess: always there to recognise the habits of her most loyal customers, yet able to understand the wishes of new guests, exuding all her personality and expertise. Determination and unstinting development are the main ingredients in her daily work, supported by a solid, professional service team. Her motto: Leading by example.