Born in Verona in 1984, Matteo Rizzo has been in the kitchens of his family’s restaurant Il Desco since he was a child. In 1985 the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star, which it still holds today.
The thirst to travel and learn about new cultures led Matteo to work in Rome, Los Angeles, London, and Las Vegas. After such enriching experiences abroad he returned to his family’s restaurant where he worked with his father Elia at Il Desco. He eventually took the reins of the restaurant where he works today, continuing Il Desco’s 30 year legacy.
Matteo’s dishes embody his experiences, travels and passions while highlighting the culinary traditions of the local region.