Born in the UK, Andrew has called Halifax home for most of his life. Andrew has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years while attending university and traveling in between. After deciding to make cooking his profession, he attended the Culinary Institute of Canada in 1993. Andrew then had the good fortune of working with great chefs both in Canada and internationally with whom he mastered his craft.
Andrew has been at da Maurizio since 1997, where he has honed his knowledge of Italian cooking from local legend and founder, Maurizio Bertossi. Since taking ownership in 2007, Andrew has enjoyed adding his personal touch to menu items while honoring its traditional roots.
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of Canada in 2005, Ryan moved west to Banff, Alberta and worked at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge. A year later he decided the Cayman Islands would be the perfect place to gain international experience where he worked at the Westin Causarina Resort & Spa and the prestigious Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.
Ryan returned to Halifax in 2007, married and started a family. Da Maurizio has been fortunate to have him as sous-chef since 2010.
Hailing from Manilla, The Phillipines, Armando has travelled all over the world in the shipping industry. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with his wife and son Albert and has been making the handmade pastas at Da Maurizio for over 16 years.
Anyone who has ever had his gnocchi will not forget it as it is widely regarded as some of the best this side of Tuscany. Armando’s loyalty to the restaurant has been unwaivering and he is often regarded as the patriarch of the kitchen.
At daMaurizio no detail of your dining experience is overlooked. Award winning menus, wine list and service have made daMaurizio a long-time favorite of local residents and visitors alike.
Tanya has worked in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, 10 of which has been spent as Maitre D’ at Da Maurizio. After working in various hotels and restaurants in Halifax and Bermuda, she is proud to be working in such a beautiful restaurant with an incomparable staff.
Having received her Master of Arts Degree from Dalhousie University, she is pleasantly surprised to be a restaurateur and enjoys so much working side by side with husband and business partner Andrew.
No detail is too small. Dining at daMaurizio is not just about the food. It is the whole experience. We take great care with every detail to make your evening out one to remember. Our servers take as much pride in service as the kitchen does in the quality of the food.
Andrew and his wife Tanya, our Maitre D’, have been working at daMaurizio for over 15 years. In 2007 they purchased the restaurant from the original owner, Maurizio Berttossi and his wife Stephanie. Andrew and Tanya continue to run the restaurant with the same passion and tradition. They look forward to your next visit. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us any time.