Chef and Owner, Giuseppe is a native of Ponza, Italy. Giuseppe’s restaurant experience is vast. He learned the art of cooking from his father in Ponza. Mr. Scarpati started cooking at the restaurant Cervo in the Piedmont Region of Italy at the tender age of thirteen. He quickly learned his craft and was asked to accompany the famous Cesar Fornara to South Africa to cook at The Cotton Hotel. When he came to America, Giuseppe was executive chef at The Rainbow Room, NYC, working with Tony May and Brian Belly. Giuseppe also held the position of executive chef at Il Giordano Restaurant, NYC. He was a member of The Chef Association of America from 1970 to 1985. Giuseppe starred in television cook shows for Joe Franklin and Bob Lape.
By 1995, Giuseppe left the Manhattan dining scene to open his own restaurant. He first opened Positano’s Restaurant in Westport, CT on Post Road, and moved to Positano’s current waterfront location in 2001.