Luigi DeNunzio Adding Little Italy Outpost in Madison Valley

Sep 28, 2015 1119

One of Seattle's best-known Italian chefs is expanding his geographic reach. In partnership with long-time associate Tricia Harte, chef Luigi DeNunzio is taking over the vacant Pizza Hut space at 2743 E. Madison (at the corner of Martin Luther King) and hopes to open Aglio e Olio before the end of the year.

DeNunzio is a fixture of Seattle's Italian-American community, with three restaurants in Pioneer Square: Al Boccalino, Cafe Bengodi, and Che Sara Sara. The cheerful, mustachioed DeNunzio is like an ambassador from a former time, when immigrant communities of all ethnicities had their own distinct areas for food, fashion, culture and fellowship around town.

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