New York, NY


His success running Quality Meats placed Tacinelli in the ideal position to become the executive chef of Quality Italian, which he opened with his wife Angie Rito. The couple then developed and operated a 19-seat speakeasy restaurant project in the East Village together called dinnertable, where they gained acclaim for their creative menu and unique lasagna. The couple returned to Quality Branded in 2016 as partners in Quality Italian to help open the new location in Denver and assist in future expansion of the brand. The couple is also slated to open a small project of their own in 2017 with the team. Among other accolades, Scott and Angie were named among 13 Under-the-Radar Chefs to Watch in NYC by Zagat. Chef Scott is the chef/partner of both Quality Italian and Don Angie.