"It all started at the age of 5, walking through the local markets of Italy, picking fresh ingredients and learning how to be creative in the kitchen"
“For me, it all started at the age of 5," says Mille Nonne Chef and Co-Owner Pilar Rigon, “walking through the local markets of Italy, picking fresh ingredients and learning how to be creative in the kitchen.” Pilar Rigon, former founder and co-owner of NYC food establishments Il Bagatto, Miss Williamsburg, and Portavia, always wanted to share her culinary knowledge celebrating tradition while adding her personal touch to the food business.
After rekindling a long-lost love with her now-husband Bernardo Notargiacomo, who comes from advertising, they decided to embark on a business venture together with the aim to create something different.
Mille Nonne, translated to mean 1,000 grandmothers, pays homage to Italian culinary traditions while taking a sustainable, modern, and creative approach. At Mille Nonne, creativity plays a big role, and respect for ingredients, for team members, customers, and for the world itself is embodied as fundamental.
We cook fresh every day in small batches, using our ingredients to their full extent and we believe that the power of simple, healthy and delicious food can make a big difference in life, turning the world into a better place, one dish at a time.
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