Join Antonio Carluccio for an exclusive lunch to celebrate the launch of his latest cookbook, Two Greedy Italians, and accompanying BBC2 series. Renowned cook and founder of Carluccio’s, Antonio will host a series of special three-course Italian lunches paired with specially selected wines in Milton Keynes on Friday 20th May, Smithfield, London, on Tuesday 24th of May and Bury St. Edmunds on Wednesday 25th May.

Local budding chefs and lovers of Italian food will have a rare opportunity to dine with Antonio on a large feasting table sharing in the dishes and his many stories and anecdotes from writing and filming Two Greedy Italians with co-author Gennaro Contaldo.

Antonio will entertain diners with his cheeky Italian charm, as guests indulge in antipasto paired with Santo Stefano Prosecco, linguine with mussels and prawns matched with Ventian Bertani Due Uve Bianco, followed by a tasty ricotta and lemon tart served alongside Moscato D’Asti.

At the end of the lunch, guests can purchase their own copy of Two Greedy Italians at a specially discounted price of £15 and have it personally signed by the godfather of Italian cooking himself. Tickets are just £35 per person and can be booked directly at Carluccio’s. Contact details below are below and booking is essential.

If you can’t make lunch with Antonio, Carluccio’s will be serving specials inspired by the dishes that Antonio and Gennaro prepare on the BBC’s Two Greedy Italians, from 4th May for four weeks.

Two Greedy Italians is a unique collaboration between Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo.

The cookbook contains over 100 recipes and is on sale at all Carluccio’s caffès, good book shops across the UK, and available online at

Two Greedy Italians accompanies the four-part BBC series of the same name, which will air on Wednesday 4th May on BBC2 at 8pm. Each week viewers can watch as Antonio and Gennaro create some of their favourite recipes from the book.

Tickets for the Two Greedy Italians lunches hosted by Antonio Carluccio at Milton Keynes on Friday 20th May, Smithfield, London, on Tuesday 24th of May and Bury St. Edmunds on Wednesday 25th May.cost £35 per person. Tickets can be booked directly at the caffès. Places are strictly limited.

Two Greedy Italians is published by Quadrille and available in all Carluccio’s caffès, at Waitrose and all good book stores and online at Price £20, hardback, photography by Chris Terry.

Carluccio’s, 12 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9JR

Carluccio’s, arc, 24-26 Auction Street, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 3FA

Carluccio’s, Queen’s Court, thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes, MK9 3ES

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For further information, or to request a copy or recipes from the book, please contact
Jo Aspin or Paul Simpson at Roche Communications on:
T: 020 7436 1111
E: [email protected] / [email protected]