R E S TAU R A N T “ I L C AVA L I E R E ”
Francesco was born in Piedmont but his family transferred when he was still a young
child to Tuscany. After his schooling and training as a chef in Florence and some
important experiences abroad, Francesco opened his ﬁrst restaurant Osteria di Rendola
at a very young age. Just a few years after, in a joint venture, he founded and run the
restaurant Il Beccoﬁno in Florence.
Very fast Il Beccoﬁno became one of the most celebrated restaurants in Florence,
known for its innovation and quality. The Wine Spectator honoured Francesco in the
year 2000 with his photo on the cover sheet and an 8 page article written by James
Since then Francesco has brought his cuisine and his many recipes around the world,
working as executive chef or consultant in New York, Paris, Hong Kong or Tokyo.
Former consultant since a few years in the restaurant “Il Cavaliere” of Castello di
Gabbiano estate, in the year 2014 Francesco became Executive Chef of the restaurant.
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