Meet the Team


Benvenuti Alla Trattoria Express!

Our love of food dates back to generations of family who loved to cook and entertain for others to enjoy. Everyone is family when they come to Trattoria Express.

Chef Luciano Canova was born in 1949, on a small farm just outside of Rome, Italy. Raised by both his parents and grandparents, food has always been the staple that kept his family together. His passion for food was instilled in him as a small child in his country home. After Graduating from the Culinary Institute of Italy, Luciano worked all around the world including Switzerland, Germany, and on a cruise line. Luciano’s passion has always been for food and people. His dream was to open an Italian restaurant in the United States.


Today, Chef Luciano has realized his American dream, having created some of New England’s most popular Italian restaurants. After the success of Trattoria Romana, Chef Canova decided to create Trattoria Express to offer his Italian specialties as a catering option to customers, or as a casual dining alternative to the company’s flagship restaurant.

Pictured left: Pauline St.Pierre

- The Trattoria Romana Family -