Antonio Carluccio

Italian restaurateur

Antonio Carluccio, OBE OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [anˌtɔːnjo karˈluttʃo] 19 April 1937 – 8 November 2017) was an Italian chef, restaurateur and food expert. He was born in Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

Carluccio in April 2013

Carluccio has been called "the godfather of Italian gastronomy", with a career of more than 50 years. He was best known for his television appearances, including his partnership with fellow Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo, and their BBC Two television series Two Greedy Italians.

He wrote many books about cooking.

Carluccio died on 8 November 2017 from complications of a fall in London at the age of 80.[1]


  1. "Antonio Carluccio: Celebrity chef dies at 80". BBC News. 8 November 2017.

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