- Matteo Guidicelli’s restaurant got affected by the community quarantine implemented in Metro Manila
- He is hopeful that once things improve, people won’t be afraid to dine in or take out orders
- He also assured the public that their restaurant and their workforce are clean and Covid-free
Like most businesses these days, Matteo Guidicelli’s family-owned restaurant, Da Gianni Cucina Italiana in Alabang, Muntinlupa was affected by the community quarantine implemented in Metro Manila for several months.
In a PEP story, the actor revealed in Onwards and Upwards towards the New Normal, a Facebook liv
e chat last June 10, that the restaurant business is a big challenge especially now that it’s not as good as before.
“We all shifted to delivery, but now the extra challenge is the logistics, how to sell your food to the client. The game is totally different,” he said.
The actor is hopeful that once things settle down and improve, people won’t be afraid to dine in or take out orders.
He also assured the public that their restaurant and their workforce are clean and Covid-free.
Da Gianni Cucina Italiana is named after Matteo’s late grandfather Gianni, and the restaurant is filled with photos and memorabilia of Gianni and his wife Franca, whom the whole family lovingly calls Nonno and Nonna respectively.
In a feature on ABS-CBN, Matteo revealed that the restaurant features food that he and his family grew up with.
“When you come into the restaurant, you experience a part of our home,” he said.
Matteo is also proud that their family restaurant serves dishes only made from fresh ingredients and not from “the canned ones you can buy in the grocery.”
Aside from Gianni Cucina Italiana, the Guidicelli family also owns another restaurant in Cebu called Trattoria da Gianni, which is also named after their Nonno.