In 2008, Gianpaolo de Felice and his close friend, David Mayer, went on a long tiring bike ride in East Hampton Woods. Exhausted, they were craving a bowl of authentic Italian pasta without the Hamptons “scene”. They wanted local, fresh food, dreaming of dining outdoors under a European sky.
They imagined Gianpaolo's Neapolitan mother coming from Southern Italy to the Hamptons to cook her Mediterranean recipes… Straight to the table to comfort their palates. They immediately made a pact to make it all happen and turn their savory dream into a reality.
They began searching for a location and called a friend to help them source the chef for their endeavor. Without missing a beat, they moved to a quiet fishing village in Sag Harbor, creating a perfect parallel with small fishing villages in Naples.
Tutto was born and became the perfect place for friends and family to gather in a chic and romantic environment with delicious and simple Southern Italian food.
Gabby Karan De Felice designed the perfect dining atmosphere and complemented the overall experience by opening an Urban Zen lifestyle store next door with her mother Donna Karan, making the family experience all the more unique and special. This multi-generational business created a platform for the perfect aesthetics and the ultimate journey. Donna's addressing people, and not just dressing them, set the tone for a new business model.
After a few successful seasons, in 2009, Tutto South Hampton was born with Executive Chef Alex Aparu. Alex brought with him the farm to table experience from his upbringing in Corsica and recent life in the North Fork of Long Island. Keeping the same philosophy and atmosphere, the Tutto brand began its expansion.
Now in 2014, the Tutto family has opened a new location in Tribeca, NYC, an urban adaptation of the brand. Joining this endeavor is our newly recruited chef from Naples, Agostino Petrosino.
Tutto will continue to grow with new locations in the near future…
The Tutto Family