Aldo Zilli

  • Aldo Zilli

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Celebrity chef and restaurateur specializing in Italian cuisine who owns various restaurants around London, all with Zilli in their title.


One of nine children, Aldo Zilli was born in the small seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the central Italian region of Abruzzo. After catering college in Italy he was sent abroad for the winter season to hotels all over Europe.

He finally came to England at the age of 19 and decided to concentrate on his passion for Italian food, and started working in Italian restaurants. Aldo introduced new cooking methods and eclectic menus, transforming them from little-known venues to celebrity haunts.

Aldo has made many radio and television appearances — on ITV, BBC, the UK Food Channel, and Five.

He has aldo made appearences in One Man and His Hob, Good Food Live as well as in the third series of Celebrity Fit Club. He appeared in the second episode of CBBC’s Best of Friends, in 2009, in which he helped two girls make their own spaghetti.

Aldo Zilli Italian Celebrity Chef

In 1996 Aldo was awarded Best Italian Restaurant Award in The London Restaurant Awards and in 1998 he collected the award for Best Media Restaurant for Zilli Fish. He has also won Favourite Showbiz Restaurant for Signor Zilli in the Capital Radio Awards.

At the beginning of 2010, Aldo launched a London-based vegetarian restuarant, named Zilli Green, that served food focused on healthy living. The 70-cover restaurant featured meat-free dishes inspired by cuisine throughout the world.

Aldo Zilli is also an acclaimed author of ten cookbooks and two autobiographies — his book containing over 100 vegetarian recipes, Fresh and Green, was on the Daily Telegraph’s Top 10 for 2012.

Advertising & Endorsements

Aldo Zilli has used his reputation as one of the world’s best chefs by working with various companies and brands, firstly with Thomson Airways by inspiring some creative ideas for airline meals, and then with Kraft Foods by preparing six recipes with Philadelphia soft cheese for the Heavenly Inspiration Website and You Magazine.

He has also worked as a chef consultant for the former Safeway supermarket chain and has designed a Zilli dinner service for Poole Pottery.

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