Italian born, Luca Missaglia joins the Italicus team from Aqua Shard where he held the position of Senior Bar Manager. Arriving in London in 2009, Luca worked in some of London’s renowned bars including LAB and Quo Vadis where he was mentored by the multi- award winning Zdenek Kastanek before taking over as Bar Manager. Joining the international Aqua Restaurant Group in 2014, Luca was been responsible for menu development for the iconic bar and restaurant, whilst creating and maintaining a fully immersive experience for guests. Since launching in late 2016, ITALICUS® has received much critical acclaim, winning major industry awards and expanding into key international markets. In his new role, Luca will work alongside Giuseppe Gallo to continue to educate industry and consumers on Italicus and the ‘rebirth’ of the Rosolio di Bergamotto category. Giuseppe Gallo commented, “Luca is one of London’s leading bartenders, his playful character and passion for his Italian heritage makes him a perfect addition to our team. 2018 is an important year for ITALICUS® as we look to build on the strong growth we’ve seen in our first 18 months and continue to drive awareness for the Rosolio di Bergamotto category”.