Giorgio Locatelli: Pure Italian

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

North V South

Series 1 · Episode 1

Giorgio is joined by Neapolitan chef Vincenzo Borgonzola to discuss the differences between the styles of cooking in the north and south of Italy.


Series 1 · Episode 2

Giorgio is joined by restaurateur Tony Allan, who is a great connoisseur of fish. Featured recipes chargrilled tuna with rocket and tomato salad; and frangipane tart.


Series 1 · Episode 3

Butcher Clem Arricale joins Giorgio to prepare a selection of mouthwatering meat dishes, including Italian sausages with borlotti beans and calf's liver with sultanas.

Savoury Special

Series 1 · Episode 4

A selection of Italian cakes and sweets are supplied by Ninai Zarach, an importer of fine Italian ingredients, who joins Giorgio in the kitchen for lunch.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Giorgio is joined by his wife and daughter for a family meal. Recipes include buckwheat pasta with fontina cheese, leeks, cabbage and potato, entrecote of beef.

Food For The Boys

Series 1 · Episode 6

Giorgio prepares a meal for two friends, chef Andy Needham and fashion stylist Greg Faye. Dishes include beef carpaccio, potato and mint ravioli with a red pepper sauce.

Sunday Lunch

Series 1 · Episode 7

Top chef Giorgio Locatelli is joined by two friends, Italian cheese connoisseur Marco Vineis and chef Nick Bell, for Sunday lunch. This is classic Italian cuisine with a twist.

Quick Supper

Series 1 · Episode 8

Giorgio serves up some wholesome fast food to busy restaurateur Roy Ackermann: grilled tomini cheese with walnuts and pomegranates; and chargrilled chicken with spinach.

Entertaining Supper

Series 1 · Episode 9

Giorgio prepares an extravagant supper menu guaranteed to impress his friends and family. There is also a look behind the scenes in Giorgio's restaurant to learn about wine.

Taste Of Tuscany

Series 1 · Episode 10

Giorgio prepares a meal for chef Mario Bonaccorsi inspired by the flavours of Northern Italy. He also takes a trip to a specialist Italian delicatessen.

Pure Italian

Series 1 · Episode 11

Giorgio prepares a meal for his son and an old family friend using natural ingredients. He also visits London's No 1 meat market and reveals his idea of the perfect cup of coffee.

Friends For Dinner

Series 1 · Episode 12

Pasquale D'Amico, head chef at one of London's top Italian restaurants, is coming to dinner, so Giorgio prepares a meal to meet his friend's exacting standards.

Special Celebration

Series 1 · Episode 13

Giorgio is joined by sushi chef Mark Edwards to prepare a selection of seafood dishes: baby octopus with tomato and bruschetta; and pears poached in wine and aromatic spices.

Colourful Cooking

Series 1 · Episode 14

Giorgio decides to use colourful ingredients to whet the appetites of his guests: chef Federico Sali and Benedetta Sita. He also explains why food presentation is so important.


Series 1 · Episode 15

Giorgio prepares a selection of vegetarian dishes for market man Danny Murphy. He also takes a trip to Battersea in London, to visit a warehouse which houses a surprising secret.