BusinessPersona December, 28th 2011 by

The Zena2.0 experience!!! - The Exquisite Taste of International Cuisine in Fuengirola

Silvia, Emilio and Franco

It’s not everyday that I discover a restaurant of exemplary standards, but when I do, it’s a most satisfying experience, just as important for me as the excitement of hearing a new piece of music or reading good literature.

I very rarely recommend restaurants, as a lot depends on ones personal taste and ideas. However on this occasion I have stuck my neck out and I do recommend anyone, who enjoys good food, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented, served with professionalism and style, to pay this modern elegant establishment a visit. I leave the owner Franco Pellegrino to introduce himself to our visitors. Dario.

Franco Pellegrino the owner of ZENA 2.0

Hello, my name is Franco Pellegrino I am chef and the owner of  Zena2.0. I have often related that I  started to learn to cook when I was a child, inspired by my mother who was a fantastic cook and gave me the first pleasurable experiences  in the preparation of and eating  good food. I began to work in Italy, in my village called Chiavari near Portofino and Genova, where I learned to bake typical bread and prepare local specialities,  investigating and learning about the most important and typical Italian recipes.

I later started a tour of  International cuisine, which brought me to work and live in Barcelona, then in San Sebastian and in Marbella, I  worked for many years in a fantastic Italian restaurant called “Rosmarino”, and any I time a took a holiday I soon discovered  new restaurants and new food.

When my culinary education was completed, along with my wife Aurora, I opened “Zena restaurante Italiano” in the old town of Fuengirola, and after 5 years, our little daughter Clelia was born and my wife then decided to retire to devote her time, care and love to our baby.

Just recently I  moved the restaurant to the new premises  on the Paseo Maritimo at the “Yaramar Hotel” and we start Zena2.0, and joining us, we have  collaborated with Emilio, a Maître of considerable reputation and popularity. Our target is to offer the best meal with the best service that our customers can enjoy. It’s the Zena2.0 experience!!!


The  ZENA2.0 Restaurant before its official opening. Tel Reservations 951 261 992



Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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