Maurizio Milazzo began his career in the Italian tradition. His culinary studies began and were completed at the Istituto Alberghiero Paolo Borsellino, in Palermo, Italy with credentials in hotel and culinary management. From 1995 to 2001, Maurizio honed his skills in restaurants throughout Italy, serving in positions ranging from sous chef to chef de partie in Palermo, Rome and Lucca.
In September of 2001, Maurizio took his talent to the high seas, beginning a four year journey as a chef aboard a variety of cruise ships in the Princess Cruises fleet. In 2004, he was honored as Princess Cruises “celebrity” onboard the Dawn Princess.
In 2005, Maurizio returned to Italy to serve as sous chef at Ristorante Butterfly in Lucca, Italy. He moved to Seattle in 2006 and began his Pacific Northwest culinary experience at Ristorante La Dolce Vita in Seattle, Washington.
In the spring of 2007, Maurizio moved to Barolo Ristorante and later in the year, came to take on the position of executive chef.
Maurizio uses his classic Italian training and international experience to direct the menus of this very popular restaurant in downtown Seattle, working with Italian owners Leo and Salvio Varchetta.