Giorgio Locatelli

Giorgio Locatelli is an innovative Italian chef and star of his own TV series, Giorgio Locatelli: Pure Italian.

Giorgio grew up in Northern Italy, where his family ran a Michelin-starred restaurant. His career took him from Italy to Switzerland, England and France before he returned to the UK and became head chef at London's Olivo.

In 1995 he opened London restaurant Zafferano to great critical acclaim, earning the restaurant a Michelin star in the process.

He has since gone on to open the customer- and wallet-friendly London eateries Spighetta and Spiga, and recently launched his own independent restaurant, the sophisticated and celebrity-packed Locanda Locatelli.

Giorgio's second book, Made In Italy Food & Stories, won the Glenfiddich Best Food Book award 2007.

Books
Tony and Giorgio, Fourth Estate, 2003
Made in Italy: Food and Stories, Fourth Estate, 2006

Giorgio Locatelli

Giorgio Locatelli's Recipes



 
Polenta with spiced pork and pepper stew
Polenta with spiced pork and pepper stew on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

Polenta is served with a wonderful spicy mixture of pork, pancetta and peppers in this recipe from Giorgio Locatelli

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 55 min

Baby Octopus with Tomato, Chillies and Basil
Baby Octopus with Tomato, Chillies and Basil on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

Full of gutsy Mediteranean flavours, Giorgio Locatelli's octopus recipe makes an excellent starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
45 min

Broccoli Soup with Croûtons
Broccoli Soup with Croûtons on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

A satisfying soup from Giorgio Locatelli - vibrant broccoli purée thickened with potato and enriched with plenty of butter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 10 min

Buckwheat Pasta with Cabbage and Fontina Cheese
Buckwheat Pasta with Cabbage and Fontina Cheese on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

Giorgio Locatelli's tasty mix of pasta, vegetables and melted cheeses will satisfy the heartiest of appetites

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Chargrilled Chicken with Spinach
Chargrilled Chicken with Spinach on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

A quick supper dish from Giorgio Locatelli - juicy chargrilled chicken escalopes served with tender spinach

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
35 min

Chargrilled Mackerel Fillets with a Herb Crust
Chargrilled Mackerel Fillets with a Herb Crust on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

From Giorgio Locatelli, mackerel fillets in a vibrant green herb crust, with a zesty onion, caper and tomato salsa

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min

Citrus Salad with Lemon Sorbet
Citrus Salad with Lemon Sorbet on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

A wonderfully refreshing and easy-to-make dessert by Giorgio Locatelli - perfect after a rich meal

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
55 min

Duck breasts with broccoli and peperoncino
Duck breasts with broccoli and peperoncino on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

A dinner party winner from Giorgio Locatelli – duck breasts in a zesty sauce with chilli-spiked broccoli

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
45 min

Fresh Pasta Parcels with Pumpkin
Fresh Pasta Parcels with Pumpkin on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

From Giorgio Locatelli, delicious home-made pasta parcels with an exquisite almond-flavoured pumpkin stuffing

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
2 hrs 10 min

Garganelli with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Pecorino
Garganelli with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Pecorino on Giorgio Locatelli Pure Italian

A flavoursome pasta dish from Giorgio Locatelli. Garganelli are perfect for trapping nuggets of tomato and pancetta in their crevices

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min