Nando Milano’s Chef shares about his Italian roots and what’s popular on the menu

Jun 26, 2020 273

Nando Milano is a downtown Champaign staple offering classic Italian dishes. The menu  has antipasti (appetizers), insalate (salads), contorni (sides), primi piatti (pasta), secondi piatti (meat and seafood dishes), and dolci (desserts) in addition to family-style specials. I spoke with Nando Milano's Chef Alessio Vullo about where he's from, where he learned to cook, and what C-U can do during this time to support local restaurants.

Smile Politely: Hello! Can you please introduce yourself?

Alessio Vullo: My name is Alessio Vullo. I was born in Sicily 40 years ago. When I was 18, I moved to Bologna, Emilia-Romagna in the middle of north Italy which is very popular for Italian food. It was recognized by the New York Times as the best city where you can find some of the best food in the world.

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