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A private chef cooking an Italian dinner of pasta.


Chef Francesco with his wife Tonya

Meet The Chef

Francesco was born in Piedmont, a northern region of Italy surrounded by the Italian Alps and kissed by the Mediterranean breeze. He comes from a Sicilian family of restaurant owners and grew up working in professional kitchens from an early age. 

Francesco’s culinary skills focus on warmth, passion, raw materials, and recipes of his childhood. His distinctive style becomes a fusion of reinventing memories of which he transforms into perfect dishes celebrating the north and south of Italy and the symbols of the gastronomic history of his people.

Every Chef is on a journey that consists of research, exploration and ideas. Francesco’s lead to where it all began: His family home’s kitchen.

Tel: 410-422-6322  |  Email:

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Intimate Dinner

Intimate Dinner

Multi course meal in the comfort of your home.

Dinner for 2 to 4

$100-$135 pp

Dinner for 6 or more

$95-125 pp 

Cooking Class


You choose your favorite dishes and I'll show you how to make them. And then you and your friends sit back and enjoy your creations.

$50 - $125 pp

Dinner and wine pairing

Dinner + Wine

A variety of Italian wines paired with a multi course meal for you and your friends.

Dinner for 2 to 4

starting at $150 pp

Dinner for 6 or more

starting at $125 pp

Includes three wines & a spirit

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Farm to Table

"Seasonal products are crucial in my cooking style because I believe the relationship with seasonality constitutes how contemporary something is."

~ Chef Francesco ~

Azzurro private dinners showcase a menu of dishes influenced by local ingredients and culinary traditions. Inspired by generations of Chef Francesco's family recipes and the incredible work of our local farmers, our curated dinners share the journey our food takes from the soil to being served.

For every dinner booked, Azzurro donates a percentage of their proceeds to Unstoppable Joy Co, a local non-profit organization that provides hope and healing to cancer survivors.

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At Your Service

Tel: 410-422-6322  |  Email:

Tell me a little about your event so we can begin the creation process.

What type of dinner are you interested in?

Thank you for your request!

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