What adds to the authenticity of Alici are the collaborations with artists from the Amalfi coast. In Raito they found Lucio Liguori, known locally as ‘the anchovy man’, an artisan pottery and ceramic maker. The team travelled to meet him and he collaborated exclusively to create potteries for Alici.
All the olive oil used in the restaurant is from a small village in Calabria where they are working with a local oil maker.
For Saideh it’s important to identify and work with the genuine article. He says: “We always look for these key names which add more substance to the concept, and we believe that Alici is a celebration of people and places – not only a concept that revolves around a standard menu that you read and order from.”