Chef Peppino (Shingara Singh) is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Da Vinci Ristorante in Boston and Da Vinci Bistro in Sudbury. Born in India, Peppino moved to Germany at the age of sixteen and lived with an Italian family in the German city of Hanover . Through this generous family who owned a renowned Italian restaurant named Leonardo Da Vinci, Peppino was completely immersed in Italian culture and language. Here Peppino trained with the best chefs, learning everything about traditional Italian cooking.
At the age of twenty-three, Peppino moved to Boston where he continued his love for cooking. He applied his experience at the House of Blues in Cambridge in the 1990’s. In 1997, Peppino was offered the position of Executive Chef at La Campania Restaurant in Waltham where he developed a tremendous following of loyal fans and established a name for his exceptional cuisine.
After ten years at La Campania , Chef Peppino opened his own restaurant in Boston with Wioletta Zywina. Shortly after the opening the restaurant, Da Vinci was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as “the notable new restaurant in Boston.”
In 2013, embracing his Indian heritage, Chef Peppino along with his naphew Chef Ladi opened Soul of India in Sudbury, which instantly became a great among the locals and visitors alike. The journey has since continued to Da Vinci Bistro, a traditional Italian eatery which serves house made cooking in a warm and comfortable ambiance reminiscent of a true Italian bistro, scheduled to open in early January, 2017.