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Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli

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Husband-and-wife duo Scott Tacinelli + Angie Rito work together as the chefs + owners of Don Angie in Manhattan’s West Village. Growing up in Italian families, their passion for Italian cuisine and cooking was instilled from a young age. Angie and Scott first worked together at Quality Italian, where they developed the restaurant’s opening menu before going on to open Don Angie in October of 2017. At Don Angie, Angie and Scott cook up refined Italian-American dishes including Buffalo Milk Caramelle with Cantaloupe and Black Sesame, Stuffed Garlic Flatbread, Fior di Latte Mochi and more,... READ MORE

Husband-and-wife duo Scott Tacinelli + Angie Rito work together as the chefs + owners of Don Angie in Manhattan’s West Village. Growing up in Italian families, their passion for Italian cuisine and cooking was instilled from a young age. Angie and Scott first worked together at Quality Italian, where they developed the restaurant’s opening menu before going on to open Don Angie in October of 2017. At Don Angie, Angie and Scott cook up refined Italian-American dishes including Buffalo Milk Caramelle with Cantaloupe and Black Sesame, Stuffed Garlic Flatbread, Fior di Latte Mochi and more, earning the duo glowing two-star reviews from The New York Times and Eater NY and, most recently, Don Angie was named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America. Chefs Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito were also named among Zagat’s 13-under-the-radar-chefs-to-watch in NYC and in 2019 earned a James Beard Award nomination for Best Chef New York City.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Angie: Cocoron // Cold Kimchee Soba Scott: Estela // Mussels Escabeche What is your favorite beverage? A: rye old fashioned S: sparkling mineral water What three things are always in your pantry? Valentina Hot Sauce, Ligurian Olive Oil, Pastina If you weren't a chef, what would you be? Angie: film maker Scott: professional drummer If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Angie: Marcella Hazan Scott: Massimo Bottura What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? Cooking at the burger bash at the old tobacco warehouse in DUMBO.