Saturday, January 23, 2021

Roberto Marziota: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

The Steeple Times asks Roberto Marziota: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”


The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force?

Constancy and meeting my customers’ expectations.


 “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

Think positively.


Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2012?

Food critics.


Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?



What might you swap all your wealth for?



Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank.” What’s your view on the banking crisis?



What phrase or word do you most loathe?

“Don’t worry.”


In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home.” What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

I support Unicef and yes, indeed, charity should begin at home.


The judge in “Law Abiding Citizen” states: “I can pretty do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

They should be banned.


Roberto and Frankie

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

All the Italian politicians and a professional killer so they can all die.


If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

A cuttlefish stew on the beach in my home town.


What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

Any time at all.


A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

A Hemmingway martini.


Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

Christmas parties as everyone gets pissed.


Who is the most positive person you know?

A friend of mine, Raffaele.


What’s your most guilty pleasure?



If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

A print of my son’s hand.


If you were a car, what marquee would you be?

A Ferrari of course.


Cilla Black presented “Surprise, Surprise.” Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

I’m crazy and nobody’s noticed.


What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

A sextant from 1860.



Roberto Marziota is manager of Sette, 4 Sydney Street, London, SW3 6PP. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7352 3435. Website:


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