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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ask the Chef

Marco Zampieri of Tuscany, Italy, is the head chef at Cantinetta Antinori.

Best dish

"I don't think there is a best dish here. We try to make everything great."

Most popular dish
"Spaghetti with clams and asparagus is very popular."

Favorite food
"I don't have a favorite food, but I like food that surprises me and teaches me something new."

Favorite (other) restaurant in Moscow

Favorite (other) restaurant worldwide
"I can't say that I have one favorite place because I'm always trying to go to places I've never been before."

Weirdest thing you've ever eaten or been served
"I once had a dish with lamb and octopus together."

Do you try to be authentic or adapt the cuisine to the local market?
"I try to serve traditional Italian food, and I think there will always be Russian customers who will like it."

Comment of the state of the Moscow dining scene
"I think it's good. A lot of restaurants are opening. There is a lot of competition among the top restaurants and only the best people will stay around."

Most important surprising thing you've learned as a chef
I've learned that I could travel and see the world by being a chef."



16/2 Sadovaya-Samotyochnaya, 650-7770, M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar.

Cantinetta Antinori
20 Denezhny Per., 241-3771/3325, M. Smolenskaya.