Vasco and Piero opened the restaurant in 1971. Vasco and Piero created the restaurant out of a passion for good, uncomplicated Italian food. The making of fresh pasta on the premises has always been a priority. From the outset, the menu changed twice a day, a tradition which still continues. Vasco was born in Umbria and as a result of this many foods are sourced direct from farmers in this region. Particular favourites are truffles, wild mushrooms, seasoned cheeses and cured meats such as lombetto and capocollo. We only use the best quality extra virgin olive oil mainly from Umbria, Central Italy. Many of our hams & salames such as Lombetto (a cured loin of pork) are imported from local Umbrian farms. When in season, we import black & white truffles from hunters around the hills of Umbria. Our balsamic vinegar is from Modena. We use Maldon sea salt with pure flaky crystals.