Having cut his teeth at La Posta Vecchia Hotel – another property of the Pellicano Hotels Group – Chef Michelino Gioia came to Il Pellicano in 2018 and has since become a key member of our Tuscan family, turning Ristorante Il Pellicano into a household name of Italy’s culinary world.

Known for transforming traditional Italian cuisine into a contemporary experience, Gioia likes to play with classic flavours in new, ingenious ways, and places a strong focus on seasonality and a sustainable supply chain.

To that end, all of Gioia’s ingredients come from small, independent producers, and change regularly to secure freshness and an environmental-forward approach to food.