Francis Cretarola


Chef Joe Cicala Speaks Out on His Termination From Le Virtù and Brigantessa

The breakup between Le Virtù and Brigantessa owners Francis Cratil Cretarola and Cathy Lee and chef Joe Cicala culminated in quite the social media frenzy […]


Joe Cicala Is Out at East Passyunk’s Le Virtù and Brigantessa

The announcement was made last night: After 7 years, award-winning chef Joe Cicala was no longer the man in the kitchen at Le Virtù and […]


Taking a Stand for Immigrants and Undocumented Workers at Le Virtù

Look, there’s a long story to this and there’s a short one. A complicated one and a simple one. The short, simple version is this: […]