Roberto Deiaco is the executive chef at Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue (717 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY). Previously of Cipriani’s legendary Rainbow Room and a native of Italy’s Dolomites mountains, chef Deiaco brings his seasoned and skillful approach to Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue.
Like many classically trained European chefs, he started his training as a kitchen apprentice at the age of 14. For his formal culinary education, he attended the Istituto Alberghiero di Bressanone, under the tutelage of the late Andreas Helrigl, the most celebrated Italian chef of his generation. Chef Deiaco also studied with pastry master Ewald Notter in Lucerne, Switzerland. From there, he honed his culinary experience with positions in Thailand, Italy and Germany.
Chef Deiaco translates the distinctive Armani philosophy into authentically Italian cuisine, blending both innovation and tradition for an exquisite dining experience.