Chesterfield chef sets up new street food van serving ‘traditional’ pasta, gourmet sandwiches and loaded fries
Ugo Marrone is the former owner of Ciuri Ciuri, an Italian restaurant in Chesterfield town centre. He sold the restaurant during the pandemic and has now launched his new business – Mangiamo Street Kitchen.
Mangiamo translates to “let’s eat” in Italian, and Ugo’s mobile kitchen travels around town serving a range of meals, offering everything from authentic pasta dishes to gourmet sandwiches.
Ugo said: “I also make fresh homemade pasta, gourmet sandwiches and loaded fries. It’s big portions and traditional recipes – the pasta is ours, and we don’t put eggs on it, so we can use it for our vegan dishes too.
“There aren’t many food trucks doing pasta – it’s something that’s never been seen before in Chesterfield.”
Ugo’s family hails from Palermo, Sicily – the inspiration for his sister’s Sicily restaurant on Sheffield Road. Ugo parks his van at the Vicar Lane shopping center most weekends, and customers can also find him outside the town’s pubs.
Ugo said he plans to bring MSK to festivals this summer and hopes the people of Chesterfield will support a small business offering a traditional taste of Italy.
“We’ve been racing for a few weeks now, and things are going well so far – people seem to like what we’re doing.
“There are a lot of big international names like McDonald’s in Chesterfield, but they are a small company that can provide the same things and all of our ingredients are sourced locally. I shop at Chesterfield Market, so the meat for the steak sandwiches, for example, comes from a local butcher.
“I really believe in what we do and what we can bring to the people of Chesterfield – we can show people what Italian food is for us.”
To find where Mangiamo Street Kitchen is next, or to see their menu, head over to their Facebook or instagram.