Caffè Caldesi – visit Italy in Marylebone

Drop in for a real Italian cappuccino, relax and enjoy a choice of Italian wines by the glass with some delicious home-made pasta. Share an antipasti platter or opt for a steak with rosemary fried chips. Or take yourself to dine upstairs in our restaurant where you’ll find further appetising à la carte choices. Perfect for business lunches, birthday celebrations or Christmas parties – enjoy the friendly Italian atmosphere.

Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi

Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi

Giancarlo and Katie’s first project was the Tuscan cuisine Caldesi Restaurant followed by the more informal Caffè Caldesi. In 2005 the hugely popular La Cucina Caldesi cookery school was born, and in her spare time Katie wrote the best-selling Italian Mama’s Kitchen.

2006 saw the couple star in BBC TV’s Return to Tuscany and they’re popular guest chefs on Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen, Masterchef and BBC Breakfast.

Recently opened is country style Caldesi in Campagna in Bray, Berks, Katie’s latest book The Italian Cookery Course (Oct ’09) was nominated for the Andre Simon Awards and oh yes, along the way they found the time to produce two lovely sons!

Roberto Franzini – Managing Director

Roberto Franzini – Managing Director

Favorite Italian recipe: Everything my mum cooks!

Favorite place: Piacenza

Roberto has worked from 2000 to 2007 in the clothing, chemical, medical and aesthetic sectors covering senior managerial positions such as Export Manager, Finance Director and Member of the Board of Directors.

Over these years Roberto acquired high skills level of finance, administration, accountancy, operation and sales.

He joined Caldesi in 2007 as his first experience within the hospitality industry adding to Caldesi a stable and well organized structure.