Roberto Villa has spearheaded the kitchen of Splendido Mare since 2001. Although originally from Piedmont, he arrived in Camogli, Liguria, as a young man to study the art of cooking. The flavours of Liguria are deeply rooted in his heart. After gaining experience on travels all over the world, he found his new Italian home on Portofino’s Piazzetta. Through the years he has charmed diners with both his cuisine and the relaxed atmosphere that makes the Mare so special – and sees guests return time after time.
Davide GalbiatiHailing from a small town outside Milan, Davide Galbiati has been deeply passionate about cuisine since childhood. He began his career working in Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe with luminaries such as Alberico Penati and Joel Robuchon. He was then recruited by Neil Perry in Australia and three-Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana in Asia. In 2021, he returned to Italy and joined Chicco and Roberto Cerea at Da Vittorio in Brusaporto. He attributes his love of cooking to his grandfather, Franco, whom he remembers as the best cook ever.