Famous Italian Food Experts

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Giada De Laurentiis
(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')
Giada De Laurentiis
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Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. She won the Gracie Award under the Best Television Host category for hosting Giada at Home. The founder of a catering business called GDL Foods, Giada De Laurentiis has been an influential figure in the American culinary business over the last few years.

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Lidia Bastianich
(Italian-American Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Known for Her Cooking Shows)
Lidia Bastianich
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Birthdate: February 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia

Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-American television host, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author. She owns many restaurants in the US, including one in Manhattan. Bastianich is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Also a philanthropist, Lidia Bastianich supports various non-profit organizations, such as the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which aims at promoting Italian-American heritage.

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Adriano Zumbo
(Chef)
Adriano Zumbo
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Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia

Adriano Zumbo is an Australian television presenter and pastry chef. He is known for appearing as a guest on the TV show MasterChef Australia. He also hosts his own baking competition show Zumbo's Just Desserts and appears as a judge on Netflix's baking reality television series Sugar Rush. Thanks to his popularity, Zumbo has garnered several nicknames including Sweet Assassin.

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 4 
Antonio Carluccio
(Chef)
Antonio Carluccio
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Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Died: November 18, 2017
 5 
Gabriele Corcos
(Italian Celebrity Cook, Entrepreneur and Television Personality)
Gabriele Corcos
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Birthdate: October 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fiesole, Italy

Gabriele Corcos is an Italian celebrity cook, entrepreneur, and TV personality. He hosts the TV show Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel. He ventured into the culinary world totally by chance in the mid-2000s and has since become one of the best-known chefs in the world. He and his wife are involved with several anti-hunger charities. 

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Massimo Bottura
(Restaurateur)
Massimo Bottura
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Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
 7 
Ettore Boiardi
(Italian-American Chef Known for His Food Products, Named ‘Chef Boyardee’)
Ettore Boiardi
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Birthdate: October 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: June 21, 1985

Italian-American chef Ettore Boiardi is remembered for revolutionizing the culinary industry with his food brand Chef Boyardee, which made a variety of Italian food products, such as sauces and spaghetti, available to Americans for the first time. He even supplied food to the Allied soldiers during World War II.

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Damiano Carrara
(Chef)
Damiano Carrara
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Birthdate: September 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
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Caesar Cardini
(Restaurateur, Chef who is credited with creating Caesar salad at his Tijuana restaurant, Caesar's)
Caesar Cardini
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Birthdate: February 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baveno, Italy
Died: November 3, 1956
 10 
Fabio Viviani
(Chef)
Fabio Viviani
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Birthdate: October 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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Carlo Cracco
(Italian Chef)
Carlo Cracco
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Birthdate: October 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy
 12 
Sonia Peronaci
(Italian Chef)
Sonia Peronaci
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Birthdate: August 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 13 
Bruno Barbieri
(Italian Chef)
Bruno Barbieri
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Birthdate: January 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
 14 
Gabriele Rubini
(Chef)
Gabriele Rubini
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Birthdate: June 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frascati, Italy
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Paola Carosella
(Chef, Businesswoman)
Paola Carosella
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Birthdate: October 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paola Carosella is an Italian Argentine businesswoman, cook, and celebrity chef. She is best known for appearing alongside French chef Érick Jacquin and Brazilian chef Henrique Fogaça as a juror on the popular TV show, MasterChef Brazil.

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Massimo Capra
(Chef)
Massimo Capra
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Birthdate: May 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Soresina, Italy
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Moreno Cedroni
(Italian Chef)
Moreno Cedroni
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Birthdate: July 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
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Lorenzo Boni
(Chef)
Lorenzo Boni
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Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
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Roland Trettl
(Chef)
Roland Trettl
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Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
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Valerio Braschi
(Chef)
Valerio Braschi
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Birthdate: October 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy
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Chiara Maci
(Chef)
Chiara Maci
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Birthdate: December 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Agropoli, Italy
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Alida Gotta
(Italian Chef)
Alida Gotta
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Birthdate: August 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Nadia Santini
(Italian Chef)
Nadia Santini
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Birthdate: May 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Italy
 24 
Niko Romito
(Chef)
Niko Romito
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Birthdate: April 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Italy
 25 
Filippo La Mantia
(Chef)
Filippo La Mantia
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Birthdate: September 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 26 
Vincenzo Falcone
(Chef)
Vincenzo Falcone
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Birthdate: September 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Italy
 27 
Isabella Poti
(Chef)
Isabella Poti
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Birthdate: December 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lecce, Italy
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Marc Murphy
(Chef)
Marc Murphy
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Birthdate: February 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Ennio Carota
(Chef)
Ennio Carota
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Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Donato De Santis
(Chef)
Donato De Santis
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Birthdate: March 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Rubina Rovini
(Chef)
Rubina Rovini
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Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
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Gianluca Fusto
(Chef)
Gianluca Fusto
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Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Davide Oldani
(Italian Chef)
Davide Oldani
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Birthdate: October 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Erica Liverani
(Chef)
Erica Liverani
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Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
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Matteo Brunetti
(Chef Who Participated on the TV cooking show Master Chef)
Matteo Brunetti
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Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poland