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Famous People, Pizza, Performances at Pomodoro

6. October 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Ciro Orsini looks more like a rock star than a restaurant founder but Pomodoro reflects his love for music and celebrities as well as good food. He established his first location in London in 1978 and has been opening new restaurants all over the world ever since.


From Bahrain and Beijing to Abu Dhabi and L.A., Pomodoro impresses people of every culture. In fact, Eugenia Carr, daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, enjoyed the London location so much that she partnered with Orsini two years ago and expanded his chain to Kyiv.


The walls are adorned with photographs of famous celebrities, such as Johnny Depp, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino, Danny de Vito, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Kylie Minogue, and Paul McCartney. He even name drops on the delicious Italian menu as certain pizzas are indicated as favorites of Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery, and Clint Eastwood.


All the chefs are trained in Italy and use only the freshest ingredients for the simple menu, which includes pizzas, pastas, and salads. There are no VIP tables or rooms, because as Orsini says, “All the customers are our stars!”


Get a feel for the fun, friendly atmosphere with these photos! Do you spy a few celebrities?