Maicol Izzo

Piazzetta Milù

corso Alcide de Gasperi, 23
80053 - Castellammare di Stabia (Napoli)
tel. +39 081 8715779

Chef Maicol Izzo has returned home on February 18th 2019, after travelling around half of Europe and working in some of the most prestigious gastronomic destinations of the continent. He returned home, that is to say to Piazzetta Milù in Castellammare di Stabia, a family place, where his dad Michele and mum Lucia (Milù stands for Mi-chele and Lu-cia) had created this beautiful restaurant as a challenge in 2003. At the time, it was a simple take away pizza place, but it grew more and more. Waiting for him were also Maicol’s brothers Valerio, born in 1991, at work in the dining room, and Emanuele, born in 1986, "Best sommelier" for the Guida Identità Golose 2019.

The squaring of the circle, in other words. The fulfilment of the dreams of his parents (good parents!), who gave everyone time to acquire some experience before placing them at the helm. And now they can also count on their youngest son, Maicol that is, born in 1993, without taking risks, because he’s grown in places where he has been able to acquire experience and structure: two years at La Torre del Saracino with  Gennaro Esposito, then three in Albert Adrià’s ElBarri group, in its different locations; and in between, an internship at the Dorchester in London with Alain Ducasse, at StreetXo in Madrid with David Muñoz and at Mirazur with Mauro Colagreco.

All these elements perfectly define a chef who will have a prominent role in the building of the New Mediterranean Cuisine. In short: Piazzetta Milù is already a place where you can eat very, very well; and – if not above all – where you can have a glimpse of something that will become more and more important in the coming years. We can bet on that.

by

Carlo Passera

journalist born in 1974, for many years he has covered politics, mostly, and food in his free time. Today he does exactly the opposite and this makes him very happy. As soon as he can, he dives into travels and good food. Identità Golose's editor in chief