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Lucio Pizzeria, founded and owned by Chef Lucio De Falco, brings the traditional taste of Naples to Sydney's meticulous palette. The first pizzeria is nestled in a small enclave of restaurants in the vibrant Darlinghurst area, while the second one is part of the East Village Shopping Centre in the inner-eastern residential area of Zetland.

ABOUT THE PIZZA CHEF, LUCIO DE FALCO:

 

Lucio De Falco was born and raised in Naples in a town called Pomigliano d’Arco – a suburb of Naples separated from a town called Pompei and the famous “vesuvio” volcano. When he was 14 he began working part-time in his aunt & uncles pizzeria and eventually once he graduated from school became a full time pizzaiolo.

 

Whilst working around Europe, Lucio met a Sydney-based Neapolitan chef who was scouting for a pizza chef for a restaurant in Sydney’s North Shore, and that is how his Aussie adventure began.

 

Lucio spent 4 years at Amici Ristorante in Cammeray. Through Amici Ristorante Lucio was able to make a name for himself as one of Sydney’s finest Pizzaioli. In 2008 Lucio ventured out on his own and opened the much loved Lucio Pizzeria with his customer base not only including the Neapolitan community but also the wider Italian community.

 

Through Lucio’s experience and skills he was also able to educate his Australian customers on what Vera Neapolitan Pizza is all about.

 

Lucio is a member of the AVPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the stamp of approval for true artisan pizza), and Lucio has gained rave reviews and awards with the Good Food Guide, Time Out Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, Sydney Weekender on Channel 7, Hospitality Magazine and Mosman Daily.

 

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