Giovanni Pilu was born in Sardinia and arrived in Australia in 1992, aged 20 and full of enthusiasm and passion for the unique flavours of his homeland. Giovanni uses authentic products imported from Sardinia together with fresh local produce to prepare a menu that is refined and innovative whilst maintaining the strict traditions of his distinctive region.
Giovanni and a group of like-minded Sydney Italian restaurateurs have established the Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia (CIRA) to safeguard Italian culinary culture. Its members are proud of their heritage and are committed to teaching and promoting the values of Italian food in Australia. Giovanni is passionate about encouraging young chefs to learn true Italian cooking and enjoys passing on his knowledge to students through cooking classes and TAFE Commercial Cookery courses.
Giovanni is frequently sought out to present his passion and expertise in Italian culture and cooking both in corporate settings and across many media platforms. He is also very active in the local community and committed to supporting various charities including Bestest, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club, and Bear Cottage.