Always a warm welcome

Published: 02/09/2019 By Allan Fuller

For many years Putney residents wanting a supreme gastronomic experience headed to Putney Hight Street to Enoteca Turi, despair followed when it closed. But Phoenix like it reopened not far away in Pimlico where you are guaranteed a warm welcome from Giuseppe and Pamela Turi.

"I recently had the most delicious meal there, but not only is it foodies heaven but it is just like visiting old friends, so if you live in Putney do not be put off by the distance, it is s short journey whether is by  car, bus routes, 70, 211 or 11, tube to Sloane Square and a short walk.

Giuseppe Turi, originally from Puglia, came to London in 1982, where he joined the Athenaeum Hotel, and became the Sommelier. Having moved to the Connaught Hotel in 1985 as Sommelier, he was later promoted to Maitre D’. He then rejoined the Athenaeum in 1987 as Restaurant Manager, and left to open Enoteca Turi in 1990.

Pamela Turi, a qualified teacher, with a degree in Classics from Bristol University. joined Giuseppe in 1992, at a critical stage in the restaurant’s growth. Thanks to her invaluable managerial ability, Enoteca Turi was able to focus and grow as a business. Pamela’s role involves PR, Human Resources, research and writing restaurant literature and organising events."