The strong bond to his homeland, experience and education abroad, a curiosity to experiment with new combinations and a constant search for the most modern techniques are the hallmarks of a chef who has steadfastly made a name for himself in the world of Italian fine-dining.
“The tenants of my cuisine are the seasonality of products and a careful selection of ingredients: this is why Il Tino’s menu radically changes every three months. I also strongly believe in the concept of ‘homemade,’ which is palpable in our restaurant: bread, fresh pasta, and pastry are all made in house.
We also have a small garden of aromatic herbs, hot peppers and citrus that we cultivate here in front of the restaurant.”
Dedication to the client is essential for Daniele Usai, who carefully coordinates each and every detail of the dining room and kitchen in order to give rise to an unforgettable experience.
With him in the kitchen three sous chefs: Alessandro Turtulici, Gabriele Di Lecce and Claudio Prossomariti.
Born in 1994, Claudio has worked at Il Tino since 2012, when the Restaurant was still in Ostia. He followed Chef Usai to Il Tino’s new location within Nautilus Marina in Fiumicino 2 years ago.
Born in 1994, Gabriele started at Il Tino in 2010. After various culinary internships and experiences in starred restaurants and kitchens in Italy and France, he returned to Fiumicino and Ristorante Il Tino in 2017.
Alessandro arrived at Il Tino in 2017. Before coming ashore at the restaurant, he worked at a variety of fine-dining restaurants locally, in Italy, and in London.
Following a rich work experience in Tokyo, Hiromi arrived in Italy in 2003. She collaborated with various starred restaurants before disembarking at Il Tino, where she’s curated their wine list since 2016.
Pierluigi has been in the kitchen of Il Tino since 2016, after having worked both in Italy and abroad. He helms the dining room with professionalism, care, and passion.