Chef & Philosophy

Gourmet masterpieces of Tradition and Innovation

Luigi Tramontano is a talented young chef with an amazing ability to revisit the recipes of his native area, Campania, with a touch all of his own.

He aims for two things in each dish: to respect the quality of the basic ingredients and to bring out the detail in each dish as it’s presented.

Your eyes can get hungry too.

A training in excellence 

Luigi began his path to success by training at the Etoile Academy.

After distinguishing himself in the most esteemed Italian restaurants, he felt the pull to his native Campania. He entered the kitchen of Don Alfonso 1890 in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi in grand style and was awarded 2 Michelin Stars, through broadening his horizons by experimenting with new flavors.

Under his magic touch, the restaurants Il Flauto di Pan in Ravello, and the Terrazza Bosquet of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento each earned a Michelin Star.

But this was just the beginning of a path lined with stars.

Where the ordinary becomes extraordinary

In February 2017 Luigi Tramontano became the Executive Chef of the La Serra and Remmese Restaurants at the Hotel Le Agavi, directing the full restaurant offering.

After just eight months in our kitchens, in November 2017, this chef’s genius was recognized with the most coveted award in his category: the Michelin Star 2018. Our restaurants are now in the world’s most trusted guide to gourmet.

The chef’s philosophy on first taste is based on seasonal fruit and vegetables, from our own garden, fresh fish, inspired by Mediterranean recipes, and the world’s cuisine.

The offerings at his restaurants will amaze you with the way he transforms ingredients you thought you knew, imbuing them with exotic hints and avant-garde ideas.

See a sample menu

Not a simple dinner but a real trip for the senses

Francesco Maria R., Milano​ - Tripadvisor