Los Angeles food trucks are constantly one-upping each other with design and cuisine. But who can top fresh pasta brought to you by an Italian prince?
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia is the grandson of Umberto II, the last King of Italy. The country has been a republic since 1946, but di Savoia likes to have fun with his royal heritage.
“I think royalties are something that interest people. If you have it, why not use it?” he jokes.
Di Savoia was in exile until 2002 when he returned to Italy and won top prize in “Strictly Come Dancing,” an Italian version of “Dancing With the Stars.”
Now, has set his sights on conquering the food industry in Los Angeles, a city he calls “the mecca of food trucks.”
His new venture, alongside chef Mirko Paderno, is “Prince of Venice”: a bright blue truck, featuring the Savoia family crest atop an image of the City of Venice.