Notes from the website: After a 12 year success with Mercato Osteria Enoteca in Red Hook, Michele and Chef Francesco Buitoni announce their newest endeavor, GioBatta Alimentari… a restaurant and market that nods to Giovanni Battista Buitoni himself, who just so happens to be Chef’s 5x Great Grandfather and was fondly nicknamed “GioBatta” by those who loved him.
Located in the quaint Village of Tivoli, NY, GioBatta will carry on Chef Buitoni’s tradition of sharing handmade pasta and homespun cuisine serving lunch, dinner and take-away.
“Alimentari”, a word meaning to nourish, sums up their passion for sharing love, food and community inspired by Chef’s rich family heritage.
A seventh generation pasta maker and two time James Beard nominee, Chef Francesco hails from the fondly recognized NYC neighborhood spots; Al Bacio, Teodora, Bettola, San Domenico and Mario Batali's Otto. He’s no stranger to NY’s Hudson Valley, with Stony Creek, Ca’Mea and his own Mercato Osteria Enoteca in his playbook.