Missy Robbins

Missy Robbins

Missy Robbins is known for Italian cuisine and handmade pasta at her Brooklyn restaurants Lilia and Misi. The James Beard Award-winning chef made a name for herself at Spiaggia in Chicago and A Voce in New York. She's published two books and has a product line of Italian foods, pasta, and pasta sauces called Misipasta and MP Grocery.


Robbins gained a reputation for her Italian cuisine as executive chef at Spiaggia in Chicago from 2003 to 2008 and then for handmade pasta as the executive chef at Michelin-starred A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus from 2008 to 2013.

A 2010 F&W Best New Chef and 2011 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: New York City, Robbins opened her first solo venture, Lilia, in 2016. The pasta restaurant received a three-star review from The New York Times and won Robbins Best Chef: New York City in 2018. She opened sister restaurant Misi that year, which also garnered three stars from The New York Times.

Robbins pivoted to introduce Italian specialty foods during the pandemic with Misipasta and MP Grocery. She's published two books: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner... Life: Recipes and Adventures from My Home Kitchen and Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes.


Robbins graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

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