Born and Raised in Little Italy New York, Anthony Vitolo was basically raised in the family business, Emilio's Ballato. After school, Anthony would spend quality time with his Father and Italian Master Chef Emilio Vitolo, Sr. During that time, he realized that he had the love for food in his blood. With all the valuable time spent in the restaurant Anthony knew he wanted to carry on the legacy that his father had single handily built for the past thirty plus years. After attending college, he realized that chef life would be his future and that Ballato's would be the best place to fully live out his dream. Since becoming chef/partner, Anthony has been featured on various food and cultural shows that spotlight his craft, passion, and expertise in creating his Italian family-style signature dishes.
Most recently, he was featured on "A Mind of Chef" Series with Chef Danny Bowien, Guy Fieri's "Grocery Games", Chef Andrew Zimmern's "Delicious Destinations," Zagat Video Series, and first we feast video series making his popular Italian dishes. Under his leadership, Emilio Ballato's has been voted top restaurant on many national and international lists, most recently, one of the twenty best restaurants in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.
Anthony has also had the priviledge to cook for many well known figures, from famed Hollywood actors to honorable past Presidents of the United States.