She would move on to serve as Executive Chef of A Voce restaurants from the fall of 2008 to spring of 2013, earning a Michelin star at the Madison location in 2009, and in 2010 at A Voce Columbus. In 2010, Missy was honored to be named a Food & Wine Best New Chef.

In 2013, Missy left A Voce to pursue her biggest challenge to date - a place of her own. After nearly three years of research, travel, and building the restaurant she always wanted, Missy opened Lilia in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn in January 2016.  

The restaurant is the culmination of a lifetime love affair with Italian food and culture, and presents Missy’s thoughtful, creative approach to cooking.  Lilia has earned Three Stars from The New York Times, and both critical and popular acclaim from across the country, and earned Missy a James Beard Award nomination.  

Her first book, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner…Life! will be published in Sept 2017