Aldo Zilli is the chef patron of the Zilli Fish group; one of Soho’s most flamboyant restauranteurs and a man of many talents.
Educated in Italy, Aldo came to England aged 19 and began introducing new cooking methods and eclectic menus, transforming little known trattoria into haunts of the famous.
Confident of his own capabilities, it wasn’t long before Aldo started acquiring his own restaurants, beginning with Il Siciliano in Soho’s Dean Street. In 1988 he opened Signor Zilli and in 1993, London’s first authentic Italian bar, Signor Zilli Bar, next door. Zilli Fish in Brewer Street opened in 1997, now augmented by Zilli Café next door. Great Italian food and his legendary sense of humour have attracted a host of famous names from the media and entertainment world to his establishments.
Aldo’s innovative and creative menus have earned him a number of prestigious awards for outstanding Italian cuisine including Best Italian
Restaurant at The London Restaurant Awards in 1996 and in 1998, Zilli Fish received the award for Best Media Restaurant.
In addition to being the author of several books on Italian Cookery, Aldo has hosted and co-presented a number of radio and TV series as well as many guest appearances and TV commercials.
His latest venture is The Zilli Cookery School, a unique activity and cookery programme situated in the beautiful surroundings of Abruzzo in Italy.
Aldo chooses Sub-Zero & Wolf for his home kitchen.
Aldo on the new Sub-Zero & Wolf London showroom:
'"This is art!"