Dolce Vito

Thursday, August 27 on 4

Restaurateur Vito Cataffo is determined to open a British restaurant in Italy and win over Italian diners to the charms of British cooking. But after 18 months of searching, Vito is staring defeat in the face: three restaurant offers have failed; and so in order to keep his dream alive, Vito heads north to Bologna, the food capital of Italy, for one last push. He finds the perfect location for his restaurant but winning over the owner is far from easy. Back in the UK, Vito is on the hunt for the best British bangers.

Thursday, August 20 on 4

In this episode, Vito continues his search for the perfect restaurant location. He puts in offers on two properties, but both become entangled in a web of Italian bureaucracy, so Vito heads south, to his hometown of Benevento, where he finds a rural restaurant that he hopes to transform into a Tudor dining hall. Back in the UK, Vito hunts for the best British beef. He visits top butcher Willie Nelson, to learn the secret of rearing the perfect steak. Then it’s back to Italy to test out Vito’s British-sourced beef at a family birthday banquet.

Thursday, August 13 on 4

In this brand new series, restaurateur and entrepreneur Vito Cataffo sets out on an epic quest, staking his personal fortune and his hard-won reputation on a deep-set personal belief that British food is the best in the world. Vito launches a culinary crusade to Italy, the country of his birth. The series follows Vito as he finds a failing Italian restaurant, rescues and renovates it, and then sets about transforming it into a shrine to British food.

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