Luigi Di Lauro was born in Cava dei Tirreni on April 28, 1961.

He is a former boxer who arrived “for fun and for love” in Acciaroli, where he met his wife with whom he set up a small sandwich shop which, slowly, was transformed into the “Mediterraneo” restaurant, whose name is dedicated to the values of the Mediterranean Diet on which his cuisine is based. Luigi loves Cilento and its products, which he skillfully combines into his cuisine using ancient preparation techniques. One of the culinary inventions that he cares most about is pasta and chickpeas with octopus, which unites the land and sea of Cilento.

Interiew by: Rossella Galletti
Video by: Rossella Galletti, Mariangela Bianco, Marco Bottigliero
Video Editing by: Antonio Puzzi
Document by: Monica Cirillo, Rossella Galletti
Subtitle ita/eng by: Marco Bottigliero, Francesca Magnani
Translation by: Monica Cirillo, Francesca Magnani
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 11/2022

Luigi Di Lauro

Luigi Di Lauro

Year: 28-04-1961
City: Cava de Tirreni
Profession: Boxer, Restaurateur
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

0:12 For fun and for love
0:21 From sandwich shop to restaurant
0:51 Love for Cilento
1:41 A Simple and qualitative cooking
2:34 Pasta with chickpeas and octopus
2:52 Risottos
3:16 Mom's cooking is never forgotten
3:40 Sustainable cooking
4:06: Cilento extra virgin olive oil
4:12 Mediterranean Diet
5:50 Mediterraneo, a restaurant born from the values of the Mediterranean Diet

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Acciaroli (SA)
Altitude: 201 m

Links and attachements

M. Niola, E. Moro, Andare per i luoghi della dieta mediterranea, 2017.

I Giorni della Merla, diretto da Andrea D'Ambrosio e Carla Del Mese, 2012.