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For the Love of
Fine Italian Cuisine

Transcendent private dining experiences in New York City, the Hamptons, and surrounding metropolitan areas

Every Meal Is a Story of Passion, Devotion & Care for Detail

Alloro provides personal chef and private dining experiences throughout New York City, the Hamptons, and surrounding metropolitan areas. Our authentic Italian cuisine celebrates generations of Puglian tradition, mastery of detail, sustainability, and excellence. Our namesake, , “Alloro”, is Italian for the bay tree, an aromatic evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region. It is commonly used for a variety of applications that include seasonings, garnishes, and herbal remedies. Alloro is also cultivated for ornamental purposes–including in ancient Rome, where its thick, deep-green branches crowned champions and signified glory. This tradition holds true today, with alloro symbolizing true excellence and achievement. We strive to meet these virtues and bring our pure passion and achievement to every plate we serve.
Make your reservation today to experience fine Italian dining borne of genuine hospitality, Puglian tradition, authenticity, and an unwavering commitment to culinary excellence.

Meet the Chef

“True culinary excellence requires a respect for traditions and an understanding as to why they exist in the first place.”
Born and raised a farmer’s son in Mola di Bari, Pasquale Martinelli, executive chef at Alloro, grew up alongside fishermen, farmers, and among generations of food artisans. He took note of their passion for quality, respect for the land and its seasons, and how to create healthy, delicious, and sustainable meals. When founding Alloro, those notes proved effective and invaluable.
Our preparation and cooking methods are rooted in the storied traditions of Puglia, the standard Mediterranean diet, and wisdom shared from Pasquale’s youthful days in Italy. As a personal chef, Pasquale has spent nearly a quarter-century spreading his culinary philosophy and crafting masterful meals rooted in true Italian tradition.
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Chef Pasquale is passionate about cooking, the origins and history of food and especially about hospitality, He cares deeply about ensuring that the hosts and all the guests thoroughly enjoy the experience he helps to create. Every detail is carefully planned and executed. Chef Pasquale brings his knowledge and expertise to your dining event by sharing personal stories from his life in Puglia to how dishes originated and how they have evolved. All around a great experience!

– D.G.

We recently hired Chef Pasquale to cater a meal at our home in Connecticut. The meal was fantastic and the chef took the time to explain all the ingredients and dishes to our guests. It was truly a wonderful evening and one that we will not forget! We would highly recommend Alloro and Chef Pasquale. He is very personable and passionate about food!

– A.P.

5 stars are not enough to describe the experience we had last night with Chef Pasquale and his team! The food was excellent, the experience we will always remember with overflowing gratitude and love. The evening was filled with laughter, friendship, hospitality, celebrating new and old connections and creating lifelong memories. Our deepest appreciation and highest recommendations. THANK YOU!

– A.S.

Chef Pasquale is passionate about cooking, the origins and history of food and especially about hospitality, He cares deeply about ensuring that the hosts and all the guests thoroughly enjoy the experience he helps to create. Every detail is carefully planned and executed. Chef Pasquale brings his knowledge and expertise to your dining event by sharing personal stories from his life in Puglia to how dishes originated and how they have evolved. All around a great experience!

– D.G.

Alloro is wonderful. A dinner prepared in the intimacy of your home by Chef Pasquale is an incredible sensorial experience and is also a cultural journey through the flavors and the traditions of Puglia, in the south of Italy. Because Chef Pasquale won’t just prepare sophisticated dishes for you, engaging your full five senses, but will also be there with you, sharing unique and entertaining stories about their preparation, the origin of its ingredients, the way to best enjoy them, the rituals of that enjoyment. We had Alloro yesterday at our apartment in Manhattan, and we had a magic, memorable, delicious time. Highly recommended...

– M.P.

Where Authenticity Meets the Big Apple

Beyond the sparkling current of the Adriatic and Ionian seas lies an oasis known as Puglia. Widely regarded as an Italian paradise, Puglia is legendary for its countless miles of pristine coastline, crystal blue waters, picturesque beaches, and rolling valleys of thriving farmland. This breathtaking Mediterranean region has produced Italy’s finest organic crops for millenia —including century old olive groves, tomatoes, artichokes, chicory, legumes, burrata, and durum wheat. Our culinary journey begins in the cobblestone streets of Puglia and heads to the heart of the Big Apple .