Paolo is one of Ireland's most well-known Food and Wine Critics. He is also a Michelin star-winning Chef.
Paolo came to Ireland in 1968 to do an MA in Trinity College. He had a variety of jobs including working as a Clinical Psychologist in St. Brendan's Hospital, working as an Interpreter and then as an Agent involved with cattle exports in the early 1970s. In 1977 he bought Armstrong's Barn, a restaurtant in the Wicklow Hills and there he garnered a host of awards. In 1989 Paolo turned to journalism and writing.
Since 1997 he has been the Restaurant Reviewer for the Irish Independent's flagship Weekend magazine. He also writes lifestyle and travel articles for Food and Wine Magazine.
Paolo has a weekly half-hour slot every Thursday with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk where he chats about everything to do with food.
Paolo was the resident critic in the hugely popular series The Restaurant on RTÉ. Previously he fronted the six part series North of Naples, South of Romew hich was based on his book. The series aired on RTÉ and also in the UK, Australia, Canada and in the USA on the PBS channel. He also appeared on a number of shows including the Late Late Show, The Podge and Rodge Show and Tubridy Tonight, and has featured in many films such as The Butcher Boy, The General, The Tailor of Panama and most recently John Boorman's The Tiger's Tale.
As an author Paolo has written three books to date - Mushroom Man, North of Naples, South of Rome and Paolo Tullio Cooks Italian. Mushroom Man is a novel set on the internet, North of Naples, South of Rome is based on the Paolo's experiences of the region and Paolo Tullio Cooks Italian has over 150 classic Italian dishes.
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