Italo Bassi was born in Fusignano on 26 July 1969.
Romagnolo doc, after the hotel school in 1988, attended in Riolo Terme (Ravenna) and some seasonal experiences in some hotels on the Riviera, carries out his most important training experience at the famous restaurant "Trigabolo di Argenta" in Ferrara where under the guidance of Chef Igles Corelli, precursor of experimentation in the kitchen and great innovator, he starts to haute cuisine teaching them the use of the most complex equipment and the processing of raw materials.
After a brief but significant experience in Piacenza at the "Osteria del Teatro", at only 19 years old he crossed the doors of the kitchen of the Enoteca Pinchiorri, which over the years saw him climb all the steps of the hierarchical ladder until he became an icon. From 1992 to 1993 he was sent to Tokyo for the opening of the "Enoteca del Sol Levante" as head of the kitchen.
A role that will see him co-starring in the success that for over 15 years the Enoteca Pinchiorri has had throughout the East, spreading the cuisine and Italian products in the world. A year later he returned to Florence, in early 1993 he was offered the position of first chef of the Enoteca Pinchiorri, recently awarded the 3 Michelin stars.
In the following years, amidst some difficulties but with great commitment and ability, he managed to regain in 2003 the coveted 3rd Michelin star lost a few years earlier, bringing the Enoteca back to the top of the Italian and world cuisine and thus repaying the trust placed in him by the two owners Giorgio Pinchiorri and Annie Feolde. This conquest led him to travel around the world, from New York to Paris, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Stockholm, Vienna, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, promoting Italian cuisine at the Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence.