This is Donatella’s first time as a manager of a restaurant. She’s worked with Gianni, the owner, for a long time, and she’s just been promoted to managing the waiters of his new hot Italian restaurant, Zio. The stakes are high for her. She’s a woman who lives on Coke zero, ephedra, and cured meats. She’s Italian with a strong sex drive and a mind of her own. She’s having an affair with the Chef but is quickly getting bored with his growing devotion. She’s an unromantic realist who loves anything to do with knives, blood, and guts.