Chef Andrea Solimeo of Ventuno - Biography

Nantucket, MA

August 2013

Inspired by Italian farmhouse restaurants, Ventuno welcomes guests as friends and neighbors. Housed in a stately abode on Nantucket’s Federal Street, the furnishings effortlessly match the classic elegance of the fare. Executive Chef-Owner Gabriel Frasca and Chef de Cuisine Andrea Solimeo offer a menu of Italian classics making the best possible use of Nantucket’s local bounty. Solimeo, who was born in Italy and moved to the United States while still a child, spent time in Bologna learning the age old tradition of making pasta by hand. At Ventuno he delights in imagining and materializing hand-cut pasta dishes married with the bounty of the sea and land in uncomplicated ways.