What Did Prince Philip Say To Tony Yates? Addio, the legendary Aldo Girolo of Hildebrand


One day at lunch, restaurant manager Tony Yates served Prince Philip: ‘All through the lunch I’m clearing away and he never passed a remark about anything. Aldo used to make tiramisu, his recipe, and that was what Prince Philip had. So as I’m taking away his plate, he touched me and he said, “That was very nice, thank you very much”.’

Aldo Girolo, one of the original Italian restaurateurs in Cape Town, took over one of the city’s oldest establishments and reshaped it with his wife, Linda, into a booming family business. Last month Linda died in the hospital through complications from Covid-19.


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