Chef Vito Mollica discovered his love of cooking as a child, when he watched his mother preparing Lucanian specialties in the family farmhouse.
His culinary style combines heart, tradition and territory and is inspired by “knowing the man behind the product, because there is no luxury at the table without excellent raw materials”. This explains his personal search for markets and small producers across the Tuscan countryside who share his same passion for quality.
In 2022 he is introducing the new Chic Nonna concept in Florence in the magnificent setting of Palazzo Portinari Salviati, an exclusive Michelin-starred destination that exalts the riches of Italian and Florentine gastronomy.
Vito Mollica’s Chic Nonna Restaurant,
1 Michelin Star
The new menu of Vito Mollica’s Chic Nonna restaurant is a tribute to the slow rhythms of country cooking and a thoughtful use of the products of the earth: simple, seasonal and sustainable.
“The value of a special dish is in the quality of its ingredients” and in the human dimension behind its relationship with the kitchen staff, which, according to Mollica, is “the most important ingredient of all.”
Fine raw materials, beguiling flavours and gracious hospitality accompany you on an exciting culinary journey interpreted with care and originality.
Intriguing dishes, unexpected combinations of tastes and big name labels enrich the food and wine selection of this elegant bistrot in Florence that evokes the flavours of Italian cuisine in a completely new form.
Located in the centre of the majestic Court of Cosimo I, the Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot is a vibrant and sophisticated place to meet, welcoming you at any time of the day.
The Chef pampers his guests throughout the day: from early morning with the delicacies of an à la carte breakfast, at lunchtime for a business meal, or aperitifs with signature cocktails and original finger foods, and in the evening for an amazing dinner.