The Cult Pizzeria Backed by Remo Ruffini’s Archive Is Landing in Capri

A TASTE OF CAPRI: Need a new address for a pizza while in Capri? Ask Remo Ruffini.

The cult pizza restaurant Concettina ai Tre Santi that the entrepreneur invested in last year through his Archive Srl vehicle is set to land on the island.

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Expanding on its presence in Naples’ Rione Sanità district, the restaurant will open a location a few steps from Capri’s iconic Piazzetta on June 1 — just in time for the summer season and to attract the fashion crowd flocking to Capri for the Jacquemus show on June 10.

Founded by the Oliva family in 1951, Concettina ai Tre Santi is known for its gourmet pizza based on traditional high-quality ingredients — ranging from San Marzano tomatoes to buffalo mozzarella — as well as its deep-fried versions and wine selection. The informal mood of the format, enhanced by the friendly staff and the vibrant colors of the majolica tableware, have made it a go-to food destination for locals and tourists alike through the years.

“Concettina ai Tre Santi in Capri is a simple project, and therefore a challenging one: to bring on the island the preparations that represent us the most,” said Ciro Oliva, part of the fourth generation of the family business. “Our added value is in the use of seasonal ingredients and in a strong relationship of exchange and trust between those who prepare and serve and those who sit at the table, thanks to our team who shares the family project with us.”

When Archive Srl acquired a 47.5 percent stake in the restaurant, it was the firm’s second investment in the food industry. The deal followed the acquisition of a 40 percent stake in Langosteria Holding Srl in 2018, which operates the tony seafood restaurants first opened in Milan in 2007 by Enrico Buonocore. The company currently operates seven restaurants in key destinations in Europe, as well as upcoming units in London and Miami.

Last month Archive Srl made its fourth investment, and second in the fashion sphere. As reported, the firm acquired a minority stake in Copenhagen-based technical cycling apparel brand Pas Normal Studios. The deal adds to the acquisition of a 49 percent interest in womenswear brand The Attico, founded in 2016 by Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini, in 2018.

The operation was in line with Archive’s diversification strategy and overall mission to invest, through the acquisition of minority shareholdings, in companies operating in the apparel, food and beverage, and hospitality sectors.

Helmed by Pietro Ruffini — son of Moncler’s chairman and chief executive officer — and managing director Stefano Marcovaldi, Archive Srl is an investment company controlled by Ou(r) Group, one of the two holding companies of the Ruffini family. The other family holding company is Ruffini Partecipazioni Holding, which controls a 15.8 percent stake in Moncler, through Double R.

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