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It doesn’t stop with Ben and Dom, there’s more to this story…


It only seemed proper that Joe, brother and cousin, and a talented chef in his own right should open Pasta Ripiena with Ben and Dom. It’s been win-win ever since. The innovative and independent spirit that the Loco boys are widely recognised for has found further inspired expression. Joe’s distinctive technical skills have brought another dimension to it. Together the team of three, bring their guests their best.

Joe Harvey


Joe grew up with four siblings in a household where family, hospitality and home cooking were all celebrated. His approach to food can be mapped directly onto this heritage. Joe’s art is in serving unpretentious honest dishes, which are served in a comfortable, busy atmosphere. As a Head Chef, he has earned his stripes from the ground floor up; working first as the ‘pot wash’ before discovering a talent for cooking. Joe credits Sam Sohn-Rethel formerly of Bells Diner and Bar Rooms, for giving him the opportunity to develop his potential. As sous chef at Bell’s for three years, Joe’s education in Spanish and North African cuisine and his skill in creating it, excelled. When he became Head Chef at Bellita, a focus on Italian food joined the table. From there the step across the street to Pasta Loco seemed inevitable.