Carluccio’s Statement

Commedatore Antonio Carluccio OBE

19th April 1937-8th November 2017

 

We are incredibly saddened by the news that Antonio Carluccio, our founder, passed away on Wednesday.

Antonio built Carluccio’s from one restaurant to the fantastic brand it is today. It isn’t just Antonio’s name above our doors, but his heart and soul lives and breathes throughout our restaurants. Antonio was an OBE, OMRI and a much loved and respected Italian cookery writer, cook, restaurateur, food expert and TV personality. He was regarded as the Godfather of Italian cooking.

Antonio has been a huge inspiration to many of us and his energy, zest for life and sense of humour will be greatly missed.