Paolo Vizzari

Narratore gastronomico

Born into the trade in 1990, he started to travel around restaurants in the same year. He graduated in literature with an experimental grammar thesis on Gadda and continued with a master’s degree in fiction and screenwriting at the Holden School, which led him to a career in the worlds of cinema and comics.

In the meantime, however, he started working very young with his father Enzo for the "I Ristoranti d’Italia dell’Espresso" guide, and decided to devote himself full-time to gastronomy.

Since then, he has been travelling the world non-stop and for years he has edited the La Tavola column of the weekly magazine L’Espresso, as well as collaborating or having collaborated with Repubblica, MTV, Radio Deejay, Esquire, La Cucina Italiana, Traveller, and Reporter Gourmet. 

In 2017 he abandoned criticism (but not gastronomic fiction) and stepped up the work of organising events to promote tourism, taking care of the gastronomic part of Ein Prosit and various other initiatives that straddle cuisine and customs. 

He teaches history of gastronomy and new communication models at the IULM in Milan and the InCibum school in Pontecagnano.