I have been working as a cook since I was 18. First I was a student in Udine, then in Venice Ferdinando Alzetta was my master in Hotel Excelsior, and later on I worked in London, Moscow, New York and Seoul where I could be Angelo Paracucchi’s chef.
I arrived to Budapest more than 25 years ago, which was supposed to be only a short visit. However, sometimes life takes unexpected turns. I met my wife, we opened a restaurant together and Fausto’s soon became one of the best known restaurants in the city. Since the opening, the kitchen of our restaurant has been managed by Cavicchiolo Giorgio, and besides, Gergely Maul, the manager has also been a significant person in our restaurant for nearly 20 years.
In our contemporary Italian cuisine, we combine traditional flavors and ingredients with local ones; it is a mixture of acquired knowledge and instinctive intuition. Since 1994 our restaurant has been honored with numerous rewards, but we receive the greatest honor from our wide range of regular guests, who inspire us day by day to showcase what we think about gastronomy and hospitality.
Taking into account events in Italy, after a long deliberation, we have decided that from Monday 16 March our restaurant will be suspended indefinitely.
We have made our decision above all ethical considerations for the benefit of our employees, their families and our guests. In the broader sense, we justify our decision that we want Hungary to avoid the tragedy of Lombardy!
In this situation, we believe that the only responsible behavior is to limit our movements to a minimum and encourage others to do so by stopping. Going to a restaurant, theater, cinema, company, is a great thing, but we think the only possible attitude is to be able to stay at home, reducing the number of contacts.
Think of the elderly, the weak, the people who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, the health care workers. It is all up to us how we will fight in the future, how much the disease will spread.
Of course, we ensure the financial security of our employees even during the closing time!