Restaurateur Joe Bastianich, along with his mother Lidia Bastianich, owns over thirty successful restaurants worldwide including Babbo & Del Posto in NYC, Carnevino in Las Vegas & in 2010, expanded the famed LA eateries Pizzeria & Osteria Mozza to Singapore. Earlier that same year they teamed up with Italian retail pioneer Oscar Farinetti to bring Eataly, the world’s largest artisanal food & wine market to New York, followed by Chicago in 2013, Sao Paolo in 2015 & the World Trade Center & Boston in 2016.
Joe has coauthored two award winning books on Italian wine & in its first week of release in Mar of 2012, Joe’s highly anticipated memoir, Restaurant Man, became a New York Times Best Seller. A bold retelling of a life lived steeped in the ever-evolving New York City restaurant scene, Joe brazenly shares the adventures that took him from his family’s first “red sauce joint” in 1970’s Queens to the renowned culinary empire that is the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group of today. He has received numerous accolades for his groundbreaking work in the field including the James Beard Foundation Awards for Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional in 2005 & Outstanding Restaurateur in 2008 (along with his partner, Mario Batali).
Joe continues to reprise his role as a judge on Sky’s MasterChef Italia.
When Joe is not working the dining room at one of his many restaurants or whipping up new business ventures, he can be found at this home in New York City, playing guitar & spending time with his wife, Deanna, & their three children, whom he counts as his greatest achievements to date.