Giovanni Luciano Peluso knows a fair bit about fresh Italian produce. Moving to Australia from Italy in 1975, he’s been deli manager of Lygon Street’s DOC Delicatessen since it opened six years ago.
“Prior to that, I’ve been working in the street – in the same industry – almost 30 years,” Peluso says.
DOC Delicatessen opened as part of the DOC Group, to fill a gap in the little Italy precinct. “There used to be a deli across the road and with years that deli actually became a cafe,” he says.