Pinocchio in Cucina Italian Deli & Cafe’
Pinocchio is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other mediums. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture, and one of most reimagined characters in the pantheon of children’s literature.
Pinocchio is known for having a short nose that becomes longer when he is under stress (chapter 3), especially while lying. His clothes are made of flowered paper, his shoes are made of wood and his hat is made of bread (page 16 of Collodi’s Le Avventure di Pinocchio). In this, the original tale, Pinocchio exhibits obnoxious, bratty, and selfish traits.
The Chef Giuseppe Barravecchia come from three restaurant’ s generation; originary from Piazza Armerina in Sicily, he liked to produce delicatessen for the palate satisfaction, recreating the family recipe used from the Mom in Italy. All his life he has been surrounded by service and hospitality. The neighborhood in Pacific Palisades, it reminds him, of his own town, so that is a plus on his culinary spirit expression.
Pinocchio has been operating since 02/13/2004.