|Died||5 June 2015 (aged 65)
|Occupation||Writer (and former head chef)|
|Known for||Michelin-starred Armstrong's Barn and culinary articles|
Tullio came to Ireland in 1968 to study English, arts and philosophy at Trinity College, where he obtained an MA. After his study he held several jobs, working as a clinical psychologist in St. Brendan's Hospital, an interpreter and as a cattle-agent.
In 1977 Tullio took over Armstrong's Barn, serving food in a traditional Irish style. The restaurant closed in 1988. Tullio did not sell the building when he closed the restaurant, instead he changed it into a recording studio. It was not a big hit so he held several other jobs to pay the bills such as acting as voice-over artist for commercials. After the demise of the studio, he renovated the building and turned it into a house.
Tullio sold "Annaglen", the dwelling house attached to Armstrong's Barn, and moved into Armstrong's Barn itself. Before selling off Armstrong's Barn in 2003, he built a smaller house in a field close by.
He received several culinary awards for his cooking. In 1978 Armstrong's Barn was awarded one Michelin star. The Michelin Guide awarded the restaurant the "Red M", indicating "good food at a reasonable price", in 1980 and 1981.
- founder and writer for foodandwine.net
- restaurant reviewer and wine correspondent for the Irish Independent
- writes articles on life-style and travel for Food and Wine Magazine
- resident critic on RTÉ's show The Restaurant
- co-owner and writer for TasteofIreland.com
- presenter on the radio programme Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk
- Michelin star 1978
- Michelin's Red M 1980 and 1981
- named Critic of The Year by "Hotel and Catering Review".
Film and television
- 1997: The Butcher Boy as "Mr. Caffolla"
- 1997: How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate as Athlone Flat Landlord
- 2001: The Tailor of Panama – Panamanian Businessman
- 2006: The Tiger's Tail as "Patrick Le Say"
Tullio appeared on The Late Late Show (2004), The Podge and Rodge Show (2006) and Tubridy Tonight (2007). He was a judge on each season of The Restaurant. He presented the RTÉ-series North of Naples, South of Rome, adapted from his book with the same name.
- North of Naples, South of Rome (1994)
- Mushroom.Man (1998)
- Roly's Café & Bakery (2009)
- Paolo Tullio Cooks Italian: Italian Recipes (2010)
- "Paolo Tullio – Celebrity Chef, TV and Radio Personality". Nkmanagement.ie. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Egan, Barry (20 June 2004). "Finding oneself before a blank canvas". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Get a pizza the action". Living. Property.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "When live-in bulls were all the rage". Property.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- ""The emergence, development and influence of French Haute Cuisine on public dining in Dublin restaurants 1900–2000: an oral history. Thesis DIT by Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire (2009); 3 downloadable volumes (part 2, p. 345)". Arrow.dit.ie. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
- "Foodandwine.net". Foodandwine.net. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Taste of Ireland". Taste of Ireland. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "One of Ireland's best-known food and wine critics Paolo Tullio passes away". Irish Independent. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- "Republic of Ireland". Michelin online. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "The Restaurant Critics – Tom Doorley & Paolo Tullio". RTÉ. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- IMDb page
- "The Restaurant: Critics". RTÉ. Retrieved 2 February 2012.