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Fox 8 September 2014
Recipe Box: Featuring Chris Di Lisi

Recipe from Chris Di Lisi, Executive Chef and owner of The Willeyville. Watch Chris Di Lisi make his Garlic Chicken BLT.  This dish will be featured during the Cleveland Garlic Festival this weekend at Shaker Square.

WATCH VIDEO HERE   Fox 8 Recipe Box: Garlic Chicken BLT

Cleveland Scene August 2014
by Laura Adiletta

With summer come the perennial favorites of Ohio’s short-lived growing season: sweet corn, crisp beans and bright, tangy tomatoes. Nothing from the store compares to fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, and Cleveland’s scratch kitchens are making use of these ephemeral beauties while they last — perhaps none more so than Chris DiLisi, owner and chef of the Willeyville.

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Cleveland  June 2014
by Elaine T. Cicora

Being a chef means different things to different people. To some, it’s throwing a few ingredients in a pot and calling it a day. For Chris DiLisi, chef and owner of the Willeyville in the Flats, it means a chance to dig deep into the culinary tool kit, exploring processes and techniques few restaurants care to try.

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Cleveland Scene  August 2013
by Douglas Trattner

There was a moment during dinner one night at Willeyville when my wife asked about a particular item on my plate. “I forget; grab the instructions out of your purse,” I told her.

READ ARTICLE HERE Like a Wily Vet: Reasons Abound to Return to Willeyville in the Flats  December 2013
by David Farkas

DiLisi, a graduate of the Western Culinary Academy (in Portland), nonetheless cooks with an intriguing point of view, honed after stints at the Union Club, the Inn at Turner’s Mill, Pier W, the Baricelli Inn and, most recently, Flour in Moreland Hills. His menu not only features a few delicious oddballs, like poutine ignited with hot sauce ($11.50) and beet tartar with yogurt ($11), it skips freely among cultures. Menu real estate is shared by Pork belly ramen, ricotta gnudi and tofu meatballs.

READ ARTICLE HERE  At The Willeyville in Cleveland’s Flats East Bank, very good food and a dose of whimsy