| Luigi Risotto|
|Hair||Black, Almost Bald|
|Occupation||Chef, Hollywood's foreign press|
|First Appearance||"Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"|
|Voiced By||Hank Azaria|
Luigi Risotto is the proprietor of the Luigi's.
Luigi often treats his customers rudely, insulting and belittling them; at times under his breath, at other times in a conversational tone, and sometimes shouting the slurs to the (unseen) chef Salvatore. Luigi seems to have some connections to the mafia. Local gangster Fat Tony is a frequent customer at his restaurant, despite the fact that he was one of the targets of Fat Tony's plan to get rid of all other food retailers except Marge's. He does not actually speak Italian, only "fractured English" with a strong Italian accent, as did his parents. He says the phrase, "I guarantee," a lot.
When Homer was a food critic, he gave Luigi's eatery a poor review; in retaliation, Luigi hired a friend to place a horse's head in Homer's bed (a reference to The Godfather). Homer subsequently ate the head and gave it a bad review.His one on-screen companion is Giuseppe the monkey.
He can play accordion.
In The Simpsons: Tapped Out (app for iPhone and iPad), Luigi has a slip of his tongue and reveals his true accent is British. He quickly realizes his mistake and returns to his Italian.
Behind the LaughterEdit
Luigi is a parody of the "Italian pasta/pizza chef" stereotype, but seems to be aware of his status as a stock character. His surname is a reference to the Italian food risotto. He is also based off the Mario Bros., as he is Italian and has a brother named Mario.
- Episode – "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
- Episode – "Lady Bouvier's Lover"
- Episode – "Homie the Clown"
- Episode – "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds"
- Episode – "Team Homer"
- Episode – "Much Apu About Nothing"
- Episode – "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson"
- Episode – "Lard of the Dance"
- Episode – "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?"
- Episode – "A Tale of Two Springfields"
- Episode – "I Am Furious Yellow"
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror XIV"
- Episode – "Large Marge"
- Episode – "The Wettest Stories Ever Told"
- Episode – "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play"
- Episode – "Homerazzi" (On a cover of an magazin)
- Episode – "Crook and Ladder"
- Episode – "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas"
- Episode – "Funeral for a Fiend"
- Episode – "Million Dollar Abie"
- Episode – "Love, Springfieldian Style"
- Episode – "The Daughter Also Rises"
- Video game – The Simpsons Game
- Video game – The Simpsons: Tapped Out