Famous Chefs from Italy

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Italian chefs are some of the best chefs in the world. But who are the most famous chefs from Italy? This list includes some of the best Italian chefs, along with photos when available. This list of renowned chefs from Italy is ordered alphabetically, but if you're searching for a specific culinary master, then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

From Gino D'Acampo to Antonio Carluccio, these guys know their way around a bowl of pasta. Who are the greatest Italian chefs? You can click on the names of the cooks on this list in order to get more information about each one. Some of the top Italian chefs have managed to become celebrities in their own right, but there are plenty of others who you may not know about. If you're a food lover, then use this list of popular Italian chefs to discover some new greats. But warning: it will definitely make you crave some Italian food!

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    Antonio Carluccio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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    Antonio Carluccio, OBE OMRI is an Italian chef, restaurateur and food expert, based in London. He is perhaps best known for his partnership with fellow Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo and their BBC Two television series Two Greedy Italians. more

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    • Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Chef Boyardee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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    Chef Boyardee, formerly Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, is a brand of canned pasta products sold internationally by ConAgra Foods. The company was founded by Italian immigrant Ettore "Hector" Boiardi in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., in 1928. more

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    • Nationality: United States of America, Italy
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    Giada De Laurentiis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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    Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC's Today. De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business GDL ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    Gino D'Acampo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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    Gennaro "Gino" Sheffield D'Acampo is an Italian celebrity chef and media personality. He is best known for his food-focused television shows and cookbooks. D'Acampo rose to fame as a regular chef on the ITV show This Morning. He has since presented cookery programmes including Let's Do Lunch with ...more

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    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Giorgio Locatelli is an Italian chef working in the United Kingdom. more

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    • Birthplace: Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Restaurant: Locanda Locatelli, Zafferano
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    Harry Olivieri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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    Harry M. Olivieri was an Italian-American restaurateur. He is credited, along with his brother, Pat Olivieri, as the co-creator of the Philly Cheesesteak in 1933. The brothers opened Pat's King of Steaks in 1940, one of the best known purveyors of steak sandwiches in Philadelphia. more

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    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    Lidia Bastianich

    Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an American celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur. Specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine, Bastianich has been a regular contributor to public television cooking shows since 1998. In 2014, she launched her fifth television series, Lidia's ...more

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    • Birthplace: Pula, Croatia
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    Michael Chiarello

    Michael Chiarello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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    Michael Chiarello is an American celebrity chef specializing in Italian-influenced California cuisine. He hosts the cooking show, Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, on the Food Network and hosts NapaStyle on the Fine Living Network. Chiraello owns a winery, Chiarello Family Vineyards, Bottega ...more

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    • Birthplace: Red Bluff, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America

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