The Team



Francesco Zimone

Francesco Zimone lends his extensive design and culinary expertise to world renowned L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Hollywood. As the owner and designer, Zimone delivers a true Italian experience by treating guests to authentic dishes in an immersive dining atmosphere.

A culmination of his life’s passions, he turned the quaint courtyard—reminiscent of his childhood’s Italian summers—into the first U.S. expansion of the celebrated da Michele.








Michele Rubini

Michele Rubini brings a lifetime of passion for Italian cuisine, genuine hospitality, and detailed technique to his role at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele. Rubini embraces true Italian tradition with a commitment to quality, fresh ingredients, and impeccable service—fostering a comfortable, home-like atmosphere.

“When I think of pizza, I think of all the conversations, laughter, and emotional exchanges among people, friends, lovers, and business partners that are behind each-and-every single bite”



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