Joe Bastianich Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Children, Spouse, Height, Instagram, Wiki

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Joseph Bastianich is a well-known figure in the culinary world. He is a restaurateur, winemaker, author, and television personality.

Alongside his mother, Lidia Bastianich, he has successfully co-owned and operated thirty restaurants across four countries.

One of their most notable establishments is Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, which they decided to expand in 2010 to further cater to their growing clientele.

Through their hard work and dedication, the Bastianich duo has significantly impacted the restaurant industry both domestically and internationally. 


  • Full Name: Joseph Bastianich
  • Stage Name: Joe bastiniach
  • Born: September 17, 1968
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Birthplace:   Astoria, New York, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Restaurateur and winemaker
  • Height: 1.83m
  • Parent: Felice Bastiniach, Lidia Bastiniach
  • Siblings: Tanya Bastiniach manuali
  • Spouse: Deanna Bastiniach
  • Children: Miles Bastiniach, Olivia Bastiniach, Ethan Bastiniach
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $15million

Early Life

Joseph Bastianich, born in 1968 in Astoria, Queens, comes from a rich cultural background. His parents, Felice and Lidia Bastianich immigrated to the United States from Istria (now in Croatia) in 1958.

Despite being nationally Italian, DNA tests have revealed that Joe’s family on his mother’s side has significant Eastern European ancestry due to Istria’s diverse population.

Growing up working in his family’s restaurant, Felidia, in Manhattan, Joseph has been exposed to Italian and Slavic influences.


After completing his college education at a prestigious university with a focus on finance, Joe Bastianich decided to expand his culinary knowledge further by enrolling in the renowned cooking school Le Cordon Bleu in London.

Although he ultimately chose a different path, he gained valuable experience during this time. Joe also gained hands-on experience by apprenticing under the highly regarded chef Marco Pierre White, which gave him insights into professional kitchen operations.

Additionally, he dedicated three years to learning traditional Italian cuisine in a small northern Italian village, immersing himself in the authentic cooking methods of his heritage. 


Joe Bastianich has achieved remarkable success in the restaurant industry. He has worked alongside his mother, Lidia Bastianich, and other partners to create a thriving restaurant empire that spans four countries.

His notable establishments, such as Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, Babbo Ristorante in New York, and multiple locations of Pizzeria Mozza and Eataly, showcase his dedication to using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional cooking methods to provide an authentic taste of Italy to a diverse clientele.

His recognition, including three stars from The New York Times for Babbo and a Michelin star for the same restaurant, speaks to the high quality and excellence showcased in his culinary creations.

Joe Bastianich, known for his role as a judge on popular cooking shows like “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior,” shares intimate details of his life in the culinary world in his memoir, “Restaurant Man.

His direct and passionate approach has captivated audiences and earned him widespread recognition.

In addition to his television appearances, Joe showcases his diverse interests by demonstrating his artistic talents as a musician and pushing his physical limits through participating in challenging athletic events like the Ironman World Championships. His multi-faceted personality shines through in all aspects of his life and career.

Awards and Nominations

  • Winner, Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional 2005 (James Beard Foundation)
  • Winner, Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America 2005 (James Beard Foundation)
  • Winner, Outstanding Restaurateur 2008 (James Beard Foundation)
  • Bastianich has also been nominated for several other James Beard Awards, including:
  • James Beard Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America
  • James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant
  • James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant

In addition to his James Beard Awards, Bastianich has also been nominated for several other awards, including:

  • DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs (for his work on MasterChef USA)
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series (for his work on MasterChef USA)
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Competition TV Show (for his work on MasterChef USA)
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star (for his work on MasterChef USA)
  • Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Host (for his work on MasterChef USA)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @jbastiniach
  • Facebook handle: Joe Bastiniach
  • Twitter handle: @jbastiniach

Personal Life

Bastianich lives in New York City with his wife, Deanna, and their children, Olivia, Ethan, and Miles. He is fluent in Italian.

Following an investigation initiated by New York, a deep-rooted culture of sexual harassment and retaliation was uncovered within the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group.

This led to Mario Batali relinquishing his ownership stake in his partnership with the Bastianich family in March 2019.

In response to allegations, a $600,000 settlement was reached between Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali to compensate at least 20 former employees affected by sexual harassment. As a result of these events, the name of B&B Hospitality Group was changed to Pasta Resources by July 2019.


  • Masterchef: There are various international versions, including the US (2010-present), Canada (2014), Italy (2018), and Junior versions (2013-present).
  • Iron Chef America: (2009)
  • An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success (2015)—She made a Special appearance as a judge in a fictional season of MasterChef Junior.
  • Italia’s Got Talent: (2020)
  • Family Food Fight Italia: (2020)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2014)
  • The Dr. Oz Show: (2013)
  • The Chew: (2011-2018)
  • Home & Family: (2015)
  • Steve Harvey: (2015)
  • Vine Talk: (2011)
  • Restaurant Startup: (2015)
  • Top Gear Italia (2016) – Presented the first edition alongside Guido Meda and Davide Valsecchi. 

Net Worth

Joe Bastianich, a well-known American television personality, food writer, and successful restaurateur, has accumulated an impressive net worth of 15 million dollars throughout his career.

With his expertise in the culinary world and business acumen, Bastianich has made a name for himself in the industry and continues to inspire others with his passion for food and entrepreneurship.

His wealth is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and talent in creating culinary experiences that have captivated audiences worldwide.

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