Gaetano grew up in Orange, California where he worked at his family’s Italian restaurant, Arnone’s. After high school, he moved to Italy to discover what it really means to be an Italian and in 2009 studied with master butcher Dario Cecchini at the Antica Macelleria Cecchini in Panzano, Italy. Since returning to the U.S. in 2010, Gaetano has worked for several of New York’s best butcher shops, salumerias, and restaurants including Eataly, Dickson’s and Salumeria Rosi. In 2012 he was hired at Babbo Ristorante & Enoteca where he worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine. In 2019 Gaetano was honored to join the team at ŌTTŌ Enoteca & Pizzeria as Executive Chef; the place of his very first meal after moving to New York City.
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