Born in Formia, he has always worked in the family restaurant, founded by his grandfather, then run by his father and now the property of Stephen and his cousin.
He came to Rome with his wife Elena in September 2006.
Chinappi opened the restaurant in Piazza Barberini, and in January 2010 moved to its current location in via Valenziani.
He is a big fan of champagne and good food, as well as of his work: this can truly be understood when you step foot inside his restaurant; Stefano has the ability to accommodate and pamper his customers, making them feel at home.
He continues to be present in the Formia restaurant, especially on a Saturday morning and during the summer.
She arrived in Italy 25 years ago and met Stefano as a customer of his Formia restaurant. From there begins their journey together: they marry and have two children, followed by the decision to pursue their Rome adventure where together they open the restaurant side by side.