Originally from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Chef Fabio Trabocchi is widely celebrated among the world's leading restaurateurs. A Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef and recipient of the esteemed James Beard Award, Trabocchi has passionately pursued the goal of creating a world class hospitality organization offering the finest dining experiences in the world. His growing restaurant group, with properties in Washington DC, Miami, and soon, Northern Virginia, and Venice, Italy, has brought him many accolades, yet his inspiration remains grounded in family traditions from Italy, Spain, and the United States.
Whether at his Michelin-starred fine dining flagship, Fiola; the Spanish seafood and tapas mecca, Del Mar; the glamorous destination for Italian coastal cuisine, Fiola Mare; or his neighborhood pasta house, Sfoglina - Trabocchi's signature remains an uncompromising commitment to quality and making guests feel special at every visit.
Since 2009, Trabocchi has built Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants with his wife and business partner, Maria Font Trabocchi, into one of the preeminent restaurant groups in the world. This dynamic couple are as comfortable hosting heads of state and power brokers as they are hosting their own family, and guests seek out their restaurants for exceptional and memorable dining experiences. They are also committed to giving back to the community, seeking out causes to which they feel a strong connection, including serving as gala chairs of Refugees International, supporting Chefs for Equality, the Potomac Conservancy, and the Human Rights Campaign.
Trabocchi has received acclaim from media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Food & Wine, Esquire, Departures, GQ, CBS, NBC, Washingtonian, and dozens of others. He and Maria are based in Washington, DC, but divide their time between there, Miami, Mallorca, and Italy.