Famous Chefs from Italy

Updated October 12, 2018 272.3k views 18 items

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. You might also be interested in the most entertaining celebrity chefs

From Gino D'Acampo to Giada De Laurentiis, 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!


Antonio Carluccio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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Antonio Carluccio, OBE OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo karˈluttʃo]; 19 April 1937 – 8 November 2017) was an Italian chef, restaurateur and food expert, based in London. He has been called "the godfather of Italian gastronomy", with a career of more than 50 years. He is perhaps best known for his television appearances, including his partnership with fellow Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo, and their BBC Two television series Two Greedy Italians. Carluccio died on 8 November 2017. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Restaurant: Carluccio's

Giada De Laurentiis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
Photo: Giada DeLaurentiis/Instagram

Giada Pamela De Laurentiis (born August 22, 1970) is an American chef, writer, and television personality. She is the host of Food Network's 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 Foods. She is a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and the Gracie Award for Best Television Host. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Restaurant: GIADA

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Gino D'Acampo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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Gennaro "Gino" Sheffield D'Acampo (born July 1976) is an Italian celebrity chef and media personality based in the United Kingdom, 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, There's No Taste Like Home and Gino's Italian Escape. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Restaurant: My Pasta Bar

Giorgio Locatelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chefs from Italy
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Giorgio Locatelli is an Italian chef working in the United Kingdom. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Italy

Nationality: Italy

Restaurant: Locanda Locatelli, Zafferano