After managing several restaurants in London, Piero set up The Coffee Gallery in the heart of Bloomsbury in 1990, at a time when there was a dearth of good cafes in London. The Coffee Gallery soon became a favourite haunt of the writers, artists and academics frequenting the Reading Room in the British Museum, prompting the gastronome Ben Rogers to comment that “Piero Amodio serves some of the best Tuscan food in this country.” Soon Piero was asked to set up cafes in branches of Habitat in London and Dublin and later in the Courtauld Gallery, until deciding to buy his own restaurant.
Piero bought Timo in 2004 and as the reviews testify the restaurant's repuation has grown. He has a wide knowledge of Italian wines and has amassed an impressive wine cellar as well as an encyclopaedic range of grappa.
Piero was born on the Costiera Amalfitana and credits his mother with his passion and enthusiasm for uncomplicated, genuine food whose ingredients speak for themselves.