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Famous Chefs from Italy

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, 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Italy
    • Nationality: 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America, 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Italy
    • Nationality: 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Pula, Kingdom of Italy
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Red Bluff, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    Nick Stellino is an Italian-American television chef and author. He hosts the cooking programs Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen on public television station KCTS in Seattle, Washington. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    Pat Olivieri was an Italian-American restaurateur. He is credited, along with his brother, Harry Olivieri, as the 1930 co-creator of the Philly Cheesesteak. The brothers opened Pat's King of Steaks in 1930, one of the best known purveyors of steak sandwiches in Philadelphia. In 1930, Pat opened a hot ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
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    Rocco DiSpirito is an American chef based in New York City. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. He is also the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants. Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Tom Valenti is the Executive Chef and co-owner of Ouest Restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in New York City. The recipient of many awards for his comfortable cooking style, Valenti is best known for his salmon gravlax and slow-cooked meats, particularly braised lamb shanks. On October 28, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America

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