It all started 15 years ago, when chef Daniele Lauritano and restaurant host Marco Spina met. The two Italians have kept in touch ever since, through to last year when they joined forces and started Enoteca PepeNero. The unassuming restaurant in Amsterdam East serves some of the capital’s most delicious Italian dishes, combined with an unrivalled service from Spina. Risto Enoteca PepeNero opened its doors in October 2016 and it was instantly clear that the passionate chef and the welcoming host formed the perfect duo to add a gastronomic highlight to Amsterdam.