Gonzalo Luzarraga

Executive Chef and Co-founder
Having spent his childhood on the French boarder of Italy in Piedemonte, surrounded by diverse flavours and a rich tapestry of native ingredients, Gonzalo was immersed in food from a young age. His Grandfather, who was a pastry chef, taught him the foundations of cooking and a respect for crafting food with love, passion and skill, an ethos which he built on when he embarked on his journey through Europe, Asia and South America. He worked under some of the most progressive chefs in the industry, including Alain Ducasse and Walter Eynard and led several high-profile restaurants, including Le Clivie restaurant (Piobesi d’Alba). Gonzalo sees RIGO’ as the place where his past experiences and influences can come together.

Federico G. Dadone

General Manager and Head Sommelier
Federico spent time honing his craft in London’s hotels and member’s clubs, including the South Kensington Club, Le Gavroche, The Lanesborough to name few. As well as heading up the front of house team, Federico will oversee the wine and cocktail offering at the restaurant. This will include his own signature creations, crafted over his years in the industry, and hand picked bottles brought back from trips to vineyards across Europe, where he has particular expertise in French and Italian appellations.

Francesco Ferretti

Director and Co-founder
After training as a Lawyer in his native Italy, Francesco moved to the US to study Economics and then spent 5 years in strategy consulting, helping several companies to grow and expand in new markets and geographies. A move to London re-kindled Francesco’s life long passion for creative people, food and drink, inspired by its burgeoning food scene. He began to work on an idea for a new restaurant, RIGO’, with Executive Chef Gonzalo Luzarraga. An extension of his passion for investing in raw talent, and using his wealth of experience to create new and exciting projects, Francesco hopes to make RIGO’ part of the West London community which he has called home since arriving in the capital.