The team at Pici is peerless, having held positions in kitchens and hospitality all over the world for many years. The team comes together at Pici to bring guests the ultimate dining experience. Expect great food, great drinks and exceptional service.

Andrea Viglione

Corporate Chef

Andrea’s passion for cooking began in Turin at a very young age with a passionate love for the nature of fresh ingredients. Shunning traditional culinary school in favour of real-life experience, Andrea began his professional career cooking in and around Turin at the age of sixteen, focusing predominantly on cuisine from the Piedmont region.

Before long, he opened his own place – part restaurant, part bookshop. After a successful and exciting experience in Italy, he felt the pull of opportunities and unexplored lands. In 2014, he moved to Hong Kong to help Pirata Group launch a new pasta bar concept. Bringing his vast experience to Pici, The Pizza Project and Italian concepts, Andrea lightens the kitchen with his fresh approach and warm energy.

Fabio Lo Cascio

Head Chef

Fabio started his culinary career in Sicily after his first exposure to the kitchen at 13 years old. Through this, he developed his passion for cooking and decided to make it his lifelong career. He opened his own restaurant with his family in Etna after spending a few years perfecting his skills. His greatest joy is to see guests’ smile while enjoying his food. He is determined to make food with the freshest ingredients while always thrilling each and every guest.

Every day is a brand-new experience in kitchen. He moved to Hong Kong and joined Pirata Group as a head chef of Pici in 2017 after 5 years working in Australia. Fabio brings to Pirata Group a deep love for the kitchen and extreme attention to detail, making him a strong asset to the Pici team.

Mathias Turri

Operations Manager

An experienced restauranteur and purveyor of Italy’s culinary culture across Vietnam, The Philippines and now Hong Kong, Mathias brings his hospitality knowledge and skill to the Pici Central team and delights in giving the best of Italian service to the neighbourhood.

Allan Hernandez

Operations Chef

Executive Chef Allan is a longtime Pici and Pirata Group champion, whose commitment and dedication has kept the standards high and the results great for our central Pici restaurant for many years. A passionate leader in the kitchen, Allan brings out the best in the culinary staff and ensures delicious pasta experiences are served to many across the Hong Kong dining community.  

Sebastiano Ricciardetto

Executive Chef

Chef Sebastiano, a native of Siracusa, Italy, is celebrated for his culinary artistry. Trained at Siracusa’s Professional Catering Institute, his passion for authentic flavors was sparked in his hometown’s lively markets. His distinguished career led him to Michelin-starred restaurants in Rome and Paris before taking the helm at Pici in Hong Kong. With his leadership in the kitchen, Pici remains a favorite destination for those seeking a genuine handmade pasta experience.

Bryan van der Berg

Operations Manager

With over 20 years hospitality experience, Bryan started his career back in his home country, South Africa. He continued within the hospitality industry managing high end venues in Dubai, Macau, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Some of the venues include, Zuma, roka, Buddha Bar, Maiden Shanghai and club cubic.

Bryan takes pride in his team and spends his time bring out the best in each individual.


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