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964 Amsterdam Ave. Between W 107th St & W 108th St New York, NY 10025

MEET CHEF ADOLFO

From 1985 to 1989 Adolfo was taught the secrets…

Northern Italian cuisine tradition is only handed down through authentic Northern Italian chefs who have brought their secrets from the old country to New York’s avid and hungry kitchens. Chef Adolfo Palta learned this culinary art from one of the best – Chef Marcelo of former Martha Restaurant, Washington Place, Greenwich Village. From 1985 to 1989 Adolfo was taught the secrets of making gravies, tomato and marinara sauces, and all the very special recipes prepared with the freshest ingredients that make authentic Northern Italian so flavorful and appetizing to your taste buds.

At the legendary Presto Restaurant, right by the old Olympian Cinema on 107th and Broadway, from 1990 to 2003 Chef Adolfo became legendary himself, as the assistant chef. People go to restaurants looking for three things: cuisine, cuisine and cuisine. At Presto, under Master Chef Charles LoPresto, Adolfo became a master himself.

Now Chef Adolfo wants to let the neighbors know that, should they want the best in genuine Northern Italian cuisine, they should come and pay him a visit at this La Piccola Cucina (The Little Kitchen), where you can taste the best genuine Northern Italian meals in a friendly and informal setting for the best prices. Enjoy 26 years of real gourmet Italian cuisine directly prepared by Chef Adolfo.

Northern Italian cuisine tradition is only handed down through authentic Northern Italian chefs who have brought their secrets from the old country to New York.

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