Alessio de Sensi
Recognized for his deep roots in hospitality, knowledge of wine and his charming presence, Alessio was appointed General Manager and Wine Director at LDV’s flagship restaurant, Scarpetta New York, in 2019.
Having grown up in Rome, and with experience working for some of the best-in-class hospitality groups prior to LDV, Alessio also provides strategy and guidance to the Scarpetta brand’s international expansion.
In 2008, Alessio moved to NYC to be a part of the innovative opening team at Locanda Verde, and from there went on to also oversee service and wine at Minetta Tavern, Balthazar, Pastis and Morandi.
Most recently, Alessio served as VP of Operations for Ralph Lauren’s, The Polo Bar, overseeing the innovation efforts and quality control at all RL Hospitality locations including New York, Paris and Chicago.
He was selected and successfully completed the only AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) school course ever taught in the USA. Alessio has also launched a wine educational brand program called VinVivoByAlessio which is currently an experience available at Scarpetta for purchase.