Giovanni Pilu was always destined to cook. Born in Sardinia, he arrived in Australia in 1992, aged 20, full of enthusiasm, and passion, for the unique
flavours of his homeland.
At his restaurant, Pilu at Freshwater, Giovanni uses authentic products from Italy, together with fresh local produce, presenting a menu that is refined and innovative whilst maintaining the strict traditions of the cuisine of his island home.
Giovanni believes that Italian cooking, should involve simple ingredients, prepared with a minimum of fuss, allowing the ingredients to speak for themselves.
Giovanni is a founding member, and President of the Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia (CIRA), a group established by like-minded Sydney Italian restaurateurs to safeguard Italian culinary culture.