Felice Bastianich was a Croatian chef who was best known for marrying Lidia Bastianich. Lidia Bastianich is an Italian/Croatian famous cook, TV personality, writer, and restaurant owner.


Early Life and Bio

Felice was born in 1949 in Istria, Croatia, and spent most of his childhood there. Felice was of Croatian national and came from a mixed ethnic background. He died on December 12, 2010, but the exact cause of his death has yet to be revealed by the media or the general public.


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Full NameFelice Bastianich
Date of Birth 1949
Birth PlaceIstria, Croatia
DiedDecember 12, 2010
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Relationship StatusDivorced
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Lidia Bastianich
ChildrenJoe Bastianich
Grand ChildrenOlivia Bastianich, Ethan Bastianich, and Miles Bastianich
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Ex-Wife: Lidia Bastianich

In 1966, he married Lidia Bastianich.  Lidia, his ex-wife, is an Italian-Croatian chef, television personality, writer, and restaurant owner who has regularly appeared on national television cookery shows since 1998. Felice met Lidia for the first time at her 16th birthday party. They eventually fell in love with each other after a couple of dates.

In the year 1966, after dating for a few years, they tied the knot. Joe Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali are the ex-couple’s two kids. They were also called “The Culinary Couple.”

They divorced in 1997 after 31 years of marriage. The motives for their divorce were not revealed, but it was believed to be due to a disagreement over business expansion.

After divorcing Lidia, he lived his singlehood, and he was not involved in any friendship or romantic entanglements. Olivia Bastianich, Ethan Bastianich, and Miles Bastianich are his grandchildren.


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His Son Joe

Felice Bastianich’s son, Joe Bastianich, is a well-known American television personality, food blogger, and restaurant owner. In September 1968, Joe was born in Astoria, Queens, New York. Joe is believed to have a whopping net worth of $15 million.

As a judge on the shows MasterChef, MasterChef Italia, and MasterChef Junior, he is well-known. He operates thirty restaurants in four countries with a business partner. In New York, Babbo (1 Michelin star) and Del Posto; in Las Vegas, Carnevino; in Singapore, Osteria Mozza; and in Los Angeles, the Pizzeria eateries the owners enlarged in the year 2010.



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In 1971, Felice and his ex-wife Lidia launched their restaurant in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens. Similarly, they based their restaurant’s menu on traditional Italian restaurant recipes and recruited the best Italian-American chef they could hire.

They launched their second restaurant, Villa Secondo, in Queens, after the prosperity of their first. They sold their two Queens restaurants in 1982 and bought a small Manhattan brownstone with a pre-existing restaurant on Manhattan’s East Side near the 59th Street Bridge to Queens.

Felice Bastianich disappeared from the public eye after their divorce. As a result, there is no further detail about his professional career.


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Net Worth

Bastianich had undoubtedly amassed a sizable fortune from his career as a chef. We may conclude that his net worth was millions of dollars because he was a hardworking person. In addition, he was living a luxurious lifestyle with his family members at the time of his death.

Felice had a great deal of success in his restaurants as a professional chef and restaurant owner. Lidia Bastianich, his ex-wife, earned a tremendous amount of money and accumulated a net worth of $3.75 million. Felice lived in an extravagant mansion and drove high-end automobiles before his death.


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Unfortunately, Felice passed away on the 12th of December, 2010. However, it has not been revealed how he died or what was the cause of his death. 



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