The Actual Pasta Prince of LA – Street Food Icons

-The Prince of Venice title
was given to me by the King of Italy,
which is my grandfather. -Steve, Bolognese? -There’s no food truck
with fresh pasta. We’re the only one. You can be a policeman,
a prince, a banker, or whatever, but we all are the same
when we eat our bowl of pasta. [ Speaking Italian ] I want the best of Italy
meets the best of America. I’m Emanuele Filiberto
di Savoia. I’m the Prince of Venice,
and we are now in downtown LA because I created 3 years ago the food truck
of fresh Italian handmade pasta. The business is called
Prince of Venice. It’s not very original.
It’s my title. We mainly use Italian
pasta recipes that can go from
pomodoro pasta to Bolognese to truffle to a lemon bucatini
to pesto, amatriciana, carbonara,
so the basic Italian pastas. I wanted to be able to serve
a quality, restaurant pasta even better,
I think, in the streets of LA. There’s my favorite quote, which “life is a combination
of magic and pasta.” So this is Federico Felini Orse. So we arrive in the morning, and the first thing
is to do the fresh pasta. The pasta machine can make
all sorts of different shapes. It goes from macaroni, bucatini,
which is spaghettis. We have something
called creste di gallo, which is, you know, the rooster
has the things on… How do you call it? The semolina and the flour
and everything is fresh, and you can used to eat it
like this if you want to. This is the heart
of the Prince of Venice, and this is what makes it beat. Generoso Celentano
is my head chef. He comes from Naples, and he’s
been cooking all his life because Italians,
they like to cook. They like to sing.
[ Chuckles ] I always tried to hire
Italian chefs. I wanted all my chefs
to have did pasta with their grandmother. The Italian grandmothers,
they like to eat well, and if their grandsons don’t
cook well, then it’s trouble. The amatriciana, which is the famous one
with the guanciale… Guanciale is the jaw of the pig,
and this is my favorite. Generoso made the Bolognese, which is a bit our best seller,
if I can say. -Yeah, it’s made with ground
beef, carrots, celery, onion and the San Marzano tomato. -These are the famous tomato
I told you, the San Marzano. The cheese wheel is something
we like doing also on the truck. It’s a wheel of
Parmigiano-Reggiano. What we like to do is to
finish it in the cheese wheel so the heat of the pasta
will make the cheese melt. With a spoon, you can get
this wonderful cheese and put it on top of the pasta. -This is truffle,
shaved, you know? -This is the famous
truffle macaroni. As I told you, the truffles
are quite expensive, quite rare. My family history —
We start in the year 1,000. When my
great-great-great-grandfather, Victor Emmanuel II, got the throne
by unifying Italy, so he came from the north, and Garibaldi came
from the south, Italy was united,
and he became the first king. My family were kings and queens
of Italy until 1946, and after the war,
there was a vote in Italy. And they decided on republic,
so all my family went into exile. I was born in Switzerland, and I studied
all my life in Geneva. Until I was, yeah, 13,
I never went back to Italy because I couldn’t because in the new republican
constitution in Italy, there was a law which said
that the king, the queen and all their main descendants
could not go back in Italy. It’s like if you have
this incredible chocolate store just underneath your house and you have
the smell of the chocolate, you can see
the chocolate melting, but the door is always closed. Thinking that a boy that had
nothing to do with history could not go back
in his country, for me it was a little bit sad, so that’s also perhaps
why I always wanted to create and promote
the culture of my country. Fortunately in 2002,
the law changed, and I was able to
come back to Italy. A lot of things were written
about me, about my family, and I said to myself, “How can
I present myself to Italians, and how can they discover who is
the real Emanuele Filiberto?” So I decided to participate
on “Dancing with the Stars.” I won with the world
record of votes, even more than in America. People discovered me,
and I had success in Italy. They liked me,
and I continued in television. I hosted Miss Italy,
which is like Miss America. I hosted very big shows. After 4 or 5 years, I decided
to stop television and decided to do,
like, entrepreneurial business. I love racing. I love racing, and I like, like,
very muscle American cars. It has always been a passion. [ Engine revving ] I was in Los Angeles
3 or 4 years ago at these big parties or events
at Paramount Pictures, and I discovered
the scene of food trucks. I arrived there with a friend,
and I wanted to eat pasta. So I looked around,
and there was no pasta truck. So I came back home,
and I said to my friends, “Why don’t I make one?” People liked us,
and it became a success. So we really became, I think,
in Los Angeles the reference
of fresh, handmade pasta. Today the brand Prince of Venice
is very well-known here. We do a lot of film premieres. We did “Jumanji,” a lot
of very important gatherings and private parties,
so I’m very happy for this. Okay. Here it is.
-All right. Thank you very much.
-Thank you. I perhaps did also things
which were not very conventional for someone
in the royal family. But I always did what I wanted
to do at the end, and it worked very well. I don’t say,
“Italians do it better,” but pasta, Italians
do it better, let’s say. -All right.
That will be 15. Bolognese! -There is a phrase
of a French author, which says,
“As high as you’re seated, you’re always sitting
on your ass.” So we’re all equal.
Thank you. Who’s an icon
and who’s not an icon, I must treat food lover. ♪♪ ♪♪

100 thoughts on “The Actual Pasta Prince of LA – Street Food Icons

  1. I need to do my research because I might be related to Giuseppe Garibaldi…having Garibaldi as my last name helps right? Lol

  2. who cares about some rich asshole? his story is completely boring and flat compared to the other icons who are always on the grind.

  3. Harry and Meghan, you better deep golden fry them Fish and Chips in the streets of Canada ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  4. What a chill guy.

    โ€œHi Iโ€™m the a prince of Italy, want some pasta? I just made it fresh just for you on this truck. By the way, this is my Shelby Cobra.โ€

  5. A prince? He is already have wealth before he was born. That is why he can do anything successfully. He got money, so anything worked out.

  6. This guy has good business sense. My mouth was watering at the food. Must be nice to be born into money and having the freedom to work on the things you love without feeling any pressure.

  7. There is a saying here in Italy: The best part of the family Savoia is like the potatoes, under the earth. To be short they were/are not liked in Italy thatโ€™s why by law they weโ€™re banned, for what they did. So itโ€™s useless he calls himself prince.

  8. You can tell he is North Italian. Actually, if he did not said he is Italian, I would think he is Austrian, by his face. He probably is, partially.

  9. Wow, what an amazing story. Little do you know the food truck guy youโ€™re ordering froms great grea great grandfather was the King of Italy.

  10. No kings in Italy , your family abandoned our country and left during war leaving us in shit so we do not have kings nor princess. We are Republic.

  11. In this 7 min 43 sec, I don't know how many times I asked myself "is he really a prince?!? Or con or maybe just a Italian guy from New Jersey? Why is he doing food truck if he's a prince? Why does he have cars that look like more than $100,000? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”
    Then the whole video went by not paying attention to delicious food that was being made๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  12. Why everybody so surprised about that and there's none wondering why he's selling pasta in LA instead of living his "royal" Life ?

  13. Shit I didn't know that Emanuele Filiberto now has a food truck!! He's a real Prince, you know? But in 1946 we kick the monarchy with vote. Now we have a Republican democracy. Shit this is so funny btw, what a story ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *