Fabio’s entrepreneurial spirit and adventurous nature has opened up a wealth of opportunities throughout his life. Exceptional skills, a belief in his ability to deliver and an irrepressible energy has resulted in considerable expertise spanning several industries.
A 30 -year career as a professional dancer saw him working with Disney, the Australian Opera and in television for Channels Seven, Nine and Ten appearing on shows such as the Logies, Big Girls Blouse and In Melbourne Tonight. World-class training at Tony Bartuccio, the Victorian College of the Arts and Dance World in South Melbourne has secured Fabio opportunities at stalwart venues across Melbourne performing alongside artists such as Marcia Hines, Tina Arena, Jo Beth Taylor and Jimmy Barnes. In musical theatre, Fabio worked with Australian royalty Bert Newton in The Wizard of Oz and legend Tom Bosley in Happy Days.
Fabio’s creative interest in fashion design led to a decade-long wholesale and retail company, childrenswear label Zephire Generation. By utilising his skills in PR and visual merchandising, and exhibiting at numerous tradeshows, Fabio grew the business to a network of more than 80 boutiques in Australia, Singapore and the US and was a finalist in the Australian Fashion Awards.
Now owner and manager at La Spaghettata, the iconic Lygon Street restaurant, Fabio is continuing the legacy his family built up over four decades. An absolute focus on serving good quality food in a welcoming environment has led to his reputation for service excellence. In 2016, La Spaghettata received the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Commendation Award as well as the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year running.
Artistic pursuits remain close to his heart, nowadays most evident in his passion for property renovation and interior design. In his spare time, Fabio is completely committed to honing his personal fitness and maintaining a healthy diet.
Totally engaging and open-hearted by nature, Fabio is a great communicator. An effervescent personality, optimistic attitude and a genuine warmth and true passion for his family, friends and the people he meets in his various business ventures demonstrate Fabio’s incredible authenticity.
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