A chain of pasta restaurants owned by television chef Gino D’Acampo has been put into liquidation.
The My Pasta Bar chain, which spans three locations in London, was launched in 2012 as a take-out initiative that allowed diners to enjoy pasta on the move.
The first site was opened at Fleet Street and was followed by outposts at Leadenhall Market and Bishopsgate.
The chain took inspiration from D’Acampo’s ‘own experience of the fresh produce markets of Naples’ and served dishes such as rotolini breakfast pastries, antipasti, salads, pastries, breads. specials and desserts.
The 45-year-old television chef also has a chain of restaurants under his namesake, with locations in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool; none of them have been affected by the recent liquidation.
D’Acampo was born and raised in Naples before moving to the UK, where he opened his first restaurant at the age of 21.
He is a regular at ITV This morning and presented numerous cooking programs, including Let’s have lunch, There is no taste like at home and Gino’s Italian escape.
In 2009, D’Acampo was crowned winner of the ninth series of I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here!
The chef recently spoke about the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, telling The daily mail: “Well I see you running here, you running there. The danger is that by running around you miss out on the many beautiful things the world has to offer.
“My suggestion is to stop running, stop working out, and enjoy what you have built.”
He continued: âNow I work for six months managing my restaurants and then we spend half the year in our vineyard in Sardinia. I don’t do a day more work than I do on vacation.
âOtherwise, I consider myself a failure as a father and husband because I don’t give enough time to the people around me. I’d rather put souvenirs in the bank than cash.
The Independent has contacted D’Acampo for comment.