Why gluten-free? The founders of Leggero were driven by the desire to create a spot where everybody felt welcome to choose everything from the menu without spotting the difference between our handmade dishes and what you would possibly taste in the “Bel Paese”.
The challenge was even harder considering Italy is the country of Gluten, and we are Italians so, for us, Gluten Free Pasta MUST be identical at the Pasta we are used to eat!
Building a team who believed in this “mission” was the next step: young, happy and friendly people willing to make you feel unique is what you now will find at Leggero.
A challenge-lover, Gabriele was a successful city banker until 2013 when he decided to change his career, and driving his enthusiasm on a new exciting journey which led to Leggero.
"I am happy and proud to say it really was. The outcome of this exciting journey is far more rewarding than I would ever bold new‘Working for many years in Finance I then decided to start a expected. "
Gabriele, founder and CEO at LEGGERO.
Working all his life in Italy, Silvio decided to change his path whilst in London with his wife for holidays… Leaving his job as dental technician, the bet he made with his wife, soon became the challenge driving his life.
“Although it started with a bet, I would have never believed how exciting could be embracing this challenge. A lesson I learned is that starting all over again sometimes it’s worth it”.
Silvio, Co-founder at Leggero
M.B.B.S and D.D.S with his own private dental practice in Italy. Optimistic, positive and with a deep passion for food and wine he discovered another way to delight people "and have them to smile back".
“All my family loves Italian food and wines. Few years ago we discovered that Chiara my older daughter is Coeliac and so we started to explore new kind of foods.
When we met Gabriele, we suddenly realise that eating hand-made gluten-free food free from gluten is actually possible!
An idea was born: why not to invest and cooperate with Leggero, something different which combine my love for food with my aim to make people smile? And here I am."
THE STORE MANAGER
Francesco, Store Manager
After been working for 12 years in the hospitality for resorts located all over Europe and North Africa, Francesco decided to stop for a few months in London to make a different experience. He never left again.
“It was just any other day in October 2014 when I popped in what, at that time, was La Polenteria and something made me feel I was in the right place. I embraced the challenge of the founders who slowly but surely made this concept a winning one and together we work to make our customers having a unique experience. Although I loved my previous job, I never looked behind, Leggero to me is not just a job but a mission where my passion and my goals are fulfilled”.
THE BUSINESS PARTNER
Originally from sunny Sardinia, Barbara has lived most of her life in Bologna. Working all her life managing different businesses, last year she decided she wanted to try a new challenge… Barbara is now co-managing our street-food branche in Mercato Metropolitano.
“Was the end of last Spring when I have met Silvio and Gabriele and after few weeks the decision was made: I would have started a new adventure, gluten-free pasta on the go! As soon as I met them it was clear we share the same attention to details, love for good food, passion for what we do and last but not least, real love for handmade pasta… Leggero was already in my future. I am proud to be part of such a great team!”