“He opened a corner of Sicily
in the heart of Third Street”
– Il Mattino, Italian Newspaper
Team of Norma
“I am not culinary taught, but I was a
good student in watching my mother
and grandmother and inherittting
their passion for food”
– Salvatore Fraterrigo, Owner
Chef Salvatore, known as Toto, grew up in Trapani , on the west coast of Sicily, where he began cooking for his school friends at parties and gatherings.
Salvatore has worked in restaurant across the United States in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York and Henley-on-Thames in England.
He believes in genuine food based on updated classic recipes and the importance of using only the finest ingredients.
Eventually Salvatore returned to Trapani and opened his own restaurant, Il Radicchio, which won accolades in both Le Guide de L’Espresso and Sicilia Bell’Italia.
When his friend Peppe Giuffre asked Salvatore for his assistance in opening a new Sicilian restaurant in Paris, Salvatore did not refuse the opportunity.
His next move was back to the United States where he became chef of NewYork City’s acclaimed I Trulli Restaurant, Enoteca and Agata and Valentina upscale restaurant, but also Cacio e Vino, 54 Mint (SF) and Treotto.
In 2016 he finally opened his own restaurant in New York, Norma.