Casinetto takes its name from Il Casinetto, a family-run olive oil farm in Italy, about 2 hours from Rome in the foothills surrounding an extinct volcano. The Bernardelli family has been pressing olive oil here for generations.
It was in these idyllic surroundings that Giacomo Bernardelli grew up: playing in the organic olive groves, learning about sustainable agriculture from his family and the neighbouring farms, and eating the fresh local produce that shaped his palate and his views about food.
Giacomo is now far from home, living and working in Dubai, but is keeping the family tradition alive: not by farming but by bringing top quality fine foods to Dubai through Casinetto Trading.
Founded in 2009, Casinetto has grown quickly and now has more than 60 employees, made up of "foodies" from around the world, who share Giacomo's passion for excellence and customer satisfaction. Its mission, however, remains the same: to buy the best, from the best, to serve the best.
Giacomo and his team select each product carefully, shunning intensive farming methods and mass production in favour of regional, natural, and largely artisanal "real food" that has been enjoyed by Europeans for centuries.
With more than a thousand products on offer, it's a tough job but they love it … and their rapidly growing customer base shows that it's worth the effort!