The Mancinis are a typical middleclass Milanese family, most of the story taking place in the kitchen of their apartment. The lead characters of this domestic comedy are: Papà Franco, the owner of a car hire company, as arrogant and attached to money as he is to the family; Mamma Silvana, a sweet and dreamy high school teacher; their two children, Marco and Alessia, respectively incompetent medical student and high school student. Regular visitors to their kitchen are Franco’s brother, who is always involved in a shady deal or two; Silvana’s sister and her improbable boyfriends; Stewart, a charming next-door neighbor; the lonely and frustrated administrator; the highly intelligent immigrant, who lives in the apartment below; and many others. What do they have in common? They will bring their problems to the Mancini home, and Franco will do his worst to solve them in his favor.