It’s nice to meet you. We are a team of three men from Napoli with massive passion for Southern Italian food and lovely wines.
Our equation is simple, really, and precisely calculated; good food+good drinks+good people=FUN aka Spasso in Italian.
The concept at Spasso is delicious food with authentic recipes accompanied with the right cocktails or wine, served by friendly staff. So, in short; simple ingredients, maximum results.
We wanted to offer something to our customers that no one does in London, Neapolitan street food with a twist, placed into a funky dining/drinking environment. (More about our food here.)
Our customers are people who enjoy all things above – we’re sure you’re one of them if you’re reading this.
And now a little more about our team:
I’m Lello. I started falling in love with cooking when I was 10 and with food when I was born.
Growing up beside my grandma I started learning all the classic recipes and kept experimenting with them for all my life.
Working in some of the best places in my home town I shaped my technique to what it is now…I’ll leave the judging to you.
When I was 20 I moved to London and was looking for something… and most of all wondering what that something was. Well, I think it was this place, Spasso! A place where I can throw in all the knowledge I’ve been accumulating and carrying for such a long time.
The rest is up to you to say…
My name is Luigi and I’m a Neapolitan bartender and cocktail mixologist. It took me a few adventures to get there, though.
After starting at the age of 11 as a “coffee boy” in our family business in Naples, I went on to bartending college, and competed in cocktail championships worldwide. Then came to London – 5 years in the West End and 8 years in the City’s best places.
What I’ve learned is that being a bartender is more than just serving delicious, good-looking cocktails – you also need to be an entertainer and a mediator, not to mention a really good listener.
After all these years of working for others I wanted to invest my knowledge and skills into my own place, where I could be completely myself and provide the real Italian hospitality feel, an experience people wouldn’t be able to stop talking about and would never forget.
Whoever my customers, they all have one thing in common: they want to have a good time when they come see me.
And how am I different from other bartenders? Well, I’m genuinely passionate, creative, enthusiastic – and fun! Come and see for yourself!
I am Pietro De Fenzo, sommelier and partner, born in 1960 in Naples and since I was young I worked in the hospitality sector as chef de rang in a famous restaurant in Naples.
At the age of 25 I was introduced to the world of paints and varnishes, but without ever abandoning the passion for hospitality I continued to collaborate with various restaurants in Naples.
I started the relationship with wine from an early age, born and raised in the countryside, cultivating a small family vineyard in Posillipo first with my grandfather, dad and uncle and then with my brother.
I completed a course at the AIS “Italian Sommelier Association”, graduating as a Sommelier.
My favourite part of this job is being in contact with people and let them enjoy a trip through a glass of wine.
It has always been my dream to be able to open and manage a restaurant. Then opening it in the English capital where my children live is a dream come true in a dream.
We select our products carefully, in order to offer and guarantee the best quality to our Customers.
After 25 years of experience in the production of paints and varnishes, a dream has finally come true that has always been closed in the drawer. Being able to transmit the passion for food and drinking well through a journey of the senses together with Luigi and Raffaele.