Born in L’Aquila, with experience at Antonio Guida’s Pellicano in Porto Ercole, he would have never imagined opening in L’Aquila early in the spring of 2009, when he was not yet 28, the place that today everyone knows as Magione Papale, but which at the time was just a new building and company.
Then he came to the unforeseen event that could have destroyed every ambition and dream. In the night between the 5th and 6th of April, the earth trembled and so did the hotel. «Everything here was still standing, but the territory, L’Aquila and many surrounding villages were declared red zone. Everything stopped and got delayed for one year». First service on the 8th of July in 2010. The Michelin star arrived already in December 2011.
Eight years later William is still there, with his macaron, his dishes, ideas, and a robust critical sensibility. He draws the best from the territory and enhances it in the two restaurants, the casual one, Salone dei Granai, and the gourmet one, Magione Papale

Chef's Program

Tuesday, 13th November
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Italian Trade Agency - FHC China International Exhibitions Ltd Hong Qiao Road, Xuhui Distrit

The Italian Kitchen Lab with Italian Trade Agency