posted on May 19, 2010 at 10:38 am
Luca Varuni, Giovanni Di Palma, and Enrico Liberato
I got a tip that Enrico Liberato is no longer slinging pies at Antico. I confirmed this with owner Giovanni Di Palma who had this to say in a press release via email:
Antico Pizza Napoletana has made the some staff changes in order to maintain the highest level of Quality and Consistency mandated by it’s owner/Maestro Pizzaiolo Giovanni Di Palma. Antico Pizza will be crafted as always by Giovanni and Maestro Pizzaiolo Luca Varuni of Naples, Italy. Congrats to Luca! Luca has also been officially awarded U.S. Citizenship…welcome to America!!!! Nicola Russo who is fresh back from Naples, Italy has completed his certification and is now a Maestro Fornaio (oven master ). We regretfully had to end the planned short tenure of Enrico Liberato as Fornaio (oven worker) to make room for Nicola and newcomer apprentice Giuseppe Di Palma. We wish him well.
No word on where Liberato has landed…