Luigi grew up in Rome, Italy watching his uncle create genuine dishes for guests, friends and family. He obtained his degree from an esteemed culinary school in Rome, with his families encouragement. Luigi came to Aspen in 1992 after working at several fine eateries throughout the United States. His excellent reputation developed while working as the Executive Chef of Prego Ristorante in Irvine, California. His attention to detail and progressive philosophy regarding food, style and atmosphere have provided success for the restaurants he creates.




12/6/1942 – 8/8/2016

Raymond P. Niro is a nationally recognized trial attorney specializing in the enforcement of patent, trade secret and related intellectual property rights. Mr. Niro has been trial counsel in hundreds of intellectual property cases. In 1997, he was named by The National Law Journal as one of the top ten trial attorneys in the United States and in 2013 one of the 50 most influential lawyers in the world by The American Lawyer. “I have become a huge fan of Luigi’s restaurants, his style and the incredible dishes he and Berto create. I know what I like in food and wine and Luigi is the best at both. That’s why I invested in Acquolina.”