Group   

Gatti family

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink, Theatre

Countries: Switzerland

Group

Swiss-Italian family. Restaurateurs, music hall, theatre and electricity supply entrepreneurs. Four generations of note, all born in Dongio, Val di Blenio, Ticino, Switzerland: Carlo; Agostino (1841–1897) and Stefano (1844–1906) who were sons of Carlo's brother Giovanni; Sir John who was Agostino's son; and Jack (1898–1972), Sir John's son.

Agostino and Stefano ran the Adelphi Theatre, the Adelphi Theatre Restaurant and the Vaudeville Theatre all in the Strand. Other businesses: Royal Adelaide Gallery

The ODNB has a full entry for the family.

2021: The Southern Daily Echo (supported by Encyclopedia Titanica) tells the story of another London Gatti; Gaspare Antonio Pietro Gatti, known as Luigi, born 3 January 1875 in Montalto Pavese, Italy. He came to London as a young man and set up restaurants including "Gatti’s Adelphi and Gatti’s Strand".  It's difficult to reconcile this Echo story with that told by the ODNB which has these restaurants set up by Agostino and Stefano Gatti. Someone's got their Gattis in a twist. We can't untangle them, nor discover how they were related (which surely they were).  Where's an Italian genealogy consultant when you need one?

According to the Echo, Luigi also managed the restaurant at the Ritz and ran the Ritz concession restaurants on ships, first the Olympic and then the Titanic, which gives you his date of death: 15 April 1912.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Gatti family

Commemorated ati

Gatti family

There is an interesting memorial to the power supply just around the corner.

Read More

Other Subjects

Apollo Inn

Apollo Inn

Was on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Place. Designed by Fitzroy Doll.

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Junius S. Morgan

Junius S. Morgan

International banker. In business with George Peabody. Father of J. P. Morgan.

Person, Commerce, USA

1 memorial
Sir Polydore de Keyser

Sir Polydore de Keyser

Born Belgium. The family moved to London in 1842 and his father established De Keyser's Royal Hotel on the site of what is now Unilever House. The son joined the business and the hotel became the l...

Person, Commerce, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration, Belgium

1 memorial
Dairy Supply Company Limited

Dairy Supply Company Limited

Establihsed by George Barham in the late 19th century to sell milk-related things, such as the milk churns which Barham had invented.

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink

3 memorials