Carlo Mirarchi

Carlo Mirarchi

New York

About Carlo Mirarchi

Carlo Mirarchi is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Roberta’s Pizza, Blanca, and Rippers. He has been featured prominently in publications like VOGUE, GQ, Bon Appétit and The Guardian (to name a few) for his imaginative and often boundary-pushing menus. Self-taught and unencumbered by traditional culinary instruction, his technique was described by the New York Times as “kitchen poetry.” He was named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in 2011 and one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 honorees in 2015.


  • Nominee for Best Chef: New York City
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • One Star (Blanca)
    Michelin Guide
  • Critic's Pick: Best New Chefs
    New York magazine
  • The Most Important Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Restaurant of the Year
    Eater National
  • 38 Essential NY Restaurants
    Eater New York
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

The Speckenwolf
The Speckenwolf
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Full Bar, East Williamsburg
"With only great hand-pulled mozzarella, lusciously smoky speck, and fresh mushrooms, this pizza would be wonderful. However, chef Carlo Mirarchi makes it perfection with a perfect crust, great dough, and a char on the bottom from that impressive wood-burning oven. Roberta's has a cool vibe, great soundtrack, and a backyard that makes it all worth the trek into Bushwick."
Beef tongue w/ figs & tarragon
Beef tongue w/ figs & tarragon
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Full Bar, East Williamsburg
"Roberta’s has everything any chef would hope for in their own restaurant: a wood-burning oven, rooftop garden, backyard with picnic benches, in-house radio station, a menu offering casual dishes with some fancy elements, and a location in the middle of the hood. I love the beef tongue with figs and tarragon. They lay a long, thin slice of tender, meaty tongue on the plate, drizzle it with a super aromatic tarragon salsa verde, and a few dollops of sweet and sour fig mermelada."
The Bee Sting
$, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Reservations, Full Bar, Lucerne Higuera
"Roberta's in Brooklyn is a cool place with a good vibe and great pizza. The dinner menu looks great, too, but The Bee Sting pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sopressata, chili, and a touch of honey didn't hurt one bit."
Margherita pizza
$, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Reservations, Full Bar, Lucerne Higuera
"Sometimes I'll plan to go to Roberta's and not even eat anything, just drink beers in the backyard. But usually, I'll get tipsy and hungry and then get a Margherita pie and maybe some pasta, a vinegary celery root salad, or some other awesome sh-t. And it's ALWAYS lick-the-f-cking-plate-clean good. ALWAYS."