Lino Sauro

Executive Chef
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Meet Chef Lino Sauro, an experienced Executive Chef hailing from the Sicilian village of Gangi, now making waves in Sydney, New South Wales. With a rich culinary journey spanning Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia, Chef Lino is a passionate advocate for preserving and updating authentic Southern Italian traditions.

  • Experience rating 5
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  • Location: Australia, Sydney, New South Wales
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  • Member since: Mar-2024
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Chef Lino’s culinary prowess stems from his upbringing on a family farm, where he learned the value of fresh, seasonal ingredients from a young age. His journey led him through prestigious culinary establishments in Europe and Southeast Asia, earning him notable accolades such as the Mentor Chef Award at At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy. In 2010, he founded Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare in Singapore, renowned for its Sicilian-inspired cuisine. Now based in Sydney since 2018, Chef Lino is focused on Olio, where he trains aspiring chefs and champions respect for natural ingredients and the best of Italian hospitality. His dedication to culinary excellence and passion for making people happy with good food drive his mission to expand his business beyond the restaurant to outdoor catering and private chef services.


Chef Lino's culinary creations showcase the vibrant flavors of Southern Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Some of his signature dishes include the Gambero Rosso (Sicilian red prawn) Ravioli, Salt-baked Sea Bass, Tagliolini all’uovo con I ricci di mare (egg tagliolini with Japanese sea urchin sauce), Squid Ink Tonnarelli with Spanner Crab and Calabrian Spicy Nduja, and Risone with red wine-braised Octopus and Bone Marrow. Each dish reflects Chef Lino's commitment to quality ingredients and innovative flavor combinations, inviting diners on a gastronomic journey through the Mediterranean.


  • Continental European
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean