Chefs on the Move: Chef Matt Hill Replaces Liam LaCivita

Changes for Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall, and Northside Social.

Chef Matt Hill. Photograph courtesy of Liberty Tavern.

Earlier this week, word came that Liam LaCivita, chef/partner at Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall, and Northside Social, would leave his longtime post at the Arlington trio. His replacement: chef Matt Hill, who’ll step in as executive chef starting immediately. 

Hill acted as the opening chef de cuisine at Range, and worked closely alongside Bryan Voltaggio before departing in mid-January. Prior to joining the team he spent nine years with the Charlie Palmer Group. Liberty Tavern sous chef Miljohn Dimaano has been promoted to chef de cuisine for the American restaurant. There’s no word yet on where LaCivita will turn up, but we hope to see his cooking soon.  

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.