Chef Danilo Martorano is from a small town in Calabria, the southern province of Italy. Chef’s love and passion for food grew from watching his mother preparing traditional Calabrian dishes from his favorite local ingredients. Calabria is known for its abundance of the best produce of Italy, as well as fresh seafood and wine. As you can imagine, the Calabrian cuisine is simply amazing.
Chef Danilo started his career in the culinary field as a dishwasher at the age of seventeen to support his passion for motorcycle sport racing. Chef had a chance to work at some of the best Italian restaurants in Germany, England, and Holland. From learning how to make pizza to becoming a Pastry Chef, Chef soon decided that cooking was his true passion.
Recently, Chef arrived in the United States, a land of opportunity, where he met the love of his life, Chef Barbara Alfano. Right here in Orlando, at the Peperoncino Cucina, they recreate some of the best dishes of Calabria and Southern Italy. Chef enjoys working together as a team, as a couple, and as a family. They enjoy being able to spend time together, doing what they both love. They incorporate their love and passion for Italy in every dish. Chef says, “It is the best thing of my life.”
Although Chef Danilo loves being a chef, he didn’t lose his passion for motorcycle sport racing. He follows his favorite Italian professional racers, such as Valentino Rossi, as well as Americans Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden. Coming soon – a Peperoncino racing bike!
Chef realized that there is a need for an authentic Italian pizzeria, serving favorites such as Margarita, Capricciosa, and Quattro Stagioni. By the end of the month, Chef Barbara and Chef Danilo will open a brand new addition, Peperoncino Pizzeria, adjacent to Peperoncino Cucina, adding 100 extra seats. Similar to Pepernicino Cucina, the pizzeria will offer a signature menu, inspired by original Italian recipes and local fresh ingredients.
In addition to dining in the restaurant, Peperoncino will offer pizza delivery. One can also arrange a personal Chef experience in the comfort of your own home. For more information, please call (407) 440-2856 or visit 7988 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819