the last

meritocracy

Passionate pastaio, unpretentious chef, budding business owner
cooking out of love. Socially awkward, terrible at weddings, worse at bars.

Establishments

Valente's Cucina

Valente's Cucina

Modern Italian cuisine rooted in the rustic cuisine of Abruzzo.

The Fare Porter

The Fare Porter

Refined burgers, hand-cut fries, craft shakes, and zero-proof cocktails.

Valente's Italian Specialties

Valente's Italian Specialties

Handmade pasta, artisan cheeses, import products, and more.

“The restaurant kitchen may indeed be the last, glorious meritocracy—where anybody with the skills and the heart is welcomed.”

Anthony Bourdain

ABOUT ME

MARCELLO DE FEO

I am doing what I can to make the food scene in my town better. I just want to support my community and see it thrive. I am hamstrung by depression, anxiety, and more, though. I take a handful of pills to get out of bed every morning. I have no sense of self-confidence, self-worth, and no real identity. I think a lot about not existing — not death, just a state of not being. I want to be there for others. I want to support all of those who feel the way I do. If you ever feel like you are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am here to help.

Marcello De Feo

MY MUSIC

SOME OLD BANDS