New Executive Chef Salvatore Marcello has brought his culinary expertise to celebrity favorite, MAMO Restaurant. Originally from Naples, Italy, Salvatore was created right into a family of cooks and bakers, igniting his passion for food while very young. Since staying away in the chronilogical age of 13 to go to the Scuola Alberghiera in Formia, Lazio, Salvatore has experienced an illustrious career in some of Europe's foremost kitchens; most recently because the Executive Chef at il Vero at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.
His journey began in the Quisisana in Capri, as a summer job, and then to St. Moritz for an additional summer. After graduating from the Scuola Alberghiera, Salvatore returned to the Quisisana for the summer, and went further north in Italy, to utilize Chef Massimo Spigaroli. This experience inspired Salvatore back off from his safe place, and that he began employed by Rocco Forte hotels, first as a Chef de Partie in Frankfurt, then in Berlin. Under 1 . 5 years later, he was named Sous Chef in the Richemond Hotel in Geneva, where he'd make his home for several years.
During his time at The Richemond, Salvatore met Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini from the world-renowned Gambero Rosso. Mr. Pierangelini was seeking a right-hand man and was sure that Salvatore was the right man for the job. He took Salvatore under his wing, and the two traveled throughout Europe working through hotel openings, food and beverage transitions, and menu redesigns. After almost 3 years with Pierangelini, Salvatore missed having 'his' kitchen, and he returned to Geneva to open il Vero at the Grand Hotel Kempinski, as its Executive Chef.
In 2020, when Salvatore brought his culinary genius to NYC, people took notice and that he began cooking private dinners and learning from New York's best-known restauranteurs while looking for his perfect fit. It had been upon meeting Mike Mammoliti and also the MAMO team he realized he'd found his Ny home, and a spot to grow further and shine.
Now diner's can enjoy the best any season has to offer with MAMO Restaurant's incredible menu created by Salvatore. MAMO's new menu features an array of dishes prepared with only the best ingredients. MAMO offers diners traditional southern Frenchi/Italian cuisine in an intimate yet elegant setting. The bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining area upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera's “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches for example exposed brick walls. The intimate downstairs lounge can be obtained for private bookings, and is an ideal space for any holiday gathering or celebration.