Lidia Bastianich
Lidia Bastianich
Real Name/Full Name Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lidia Bastianich
Birth Place: Pula, Croatia
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 February 1947
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 161 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Vittorio Matticchio
Mother – Erminia Matticchio
Siblings: 1
School: N/A
College: Hunter College; Queens College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Italian – American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Felice Bastianich (m. 1966–1997)
Kids/Children Name: Joe Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Profession: Chef, Author, Restaurateur, Producer
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Lidia Bastianich is an American Italian chef, host, author, and restaurant owner. She has been participating in cooking shows on TV since 1998. She has her cooking series, which is very famous. She owns several restaurants along with her daughter, son, and ex-husband.

Well, how well do you know about Lidia Bastianich? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lidia Bastianich’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Lidia Bastianich to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Lidia is Pula, Pola, which is a city in Italy. When she was only nine years old, she left the country along with her mother and brother. The family relocated to Trieste, where she grew up with her brother Franco. Her father, Vittorio Matticchio, became a car driver in American, while her mother, Erminia Matticchio, used to work as a cook. After getting U.S citizenship, they relocated to North Beren and later to Queens and started living there.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lidia Bastianich in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Lidia Bastianich’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 21 February 1947. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 161 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Light Brown.


After relocating to Queens, Lidia started her education by attending a local high school. We still don’t know the name of her school. She completed her high school education in the year 1965. She then continued her higher studies by attending Hunter college and Later Queens College. Her graduation year or details about major subjects are still unknown.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

At the age of sixteen, she met Felice Felix Bastianich, who was a restaurant worker by profession. The duo started dating with the permission of their families. She got married when she was in her teens, that is, when she was only nineteen years old. Two years later, in 1968, the couple welcomed their first son Joe Bastianich who is also a chef and hotelier. Four years later, in 1972, the couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Tanya Bastianich. She is an executive producer of her production house and takes responsibility for producing Lidia’s cooking series.

Is  Lidia Batianich Lesbian?

Lidia has been married to her ex-husband for nearly twenty years. After her divorce, it was rumored that she dated few other men. She also has two children with her ex-husband. These facts prove her to be straight. Therefore, we can say that her sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Lidia started her first restaurant named Buonavia along with her husband in 1971. After 1972, Lidia joined the kitchen of her restaurant and started to cook various dishes. After saving enough money, the couple started their second restaurant in Queens. In 1993, along with her son Joe, she collaborated and started another restaurant named Becco.

In the same year, she was invited on tv series Julia Child to talk about homemade dishes. Lidia’s mother also actively took part in their family business and started to deliver vegetables from her garden. In 2010, Joe and Lidia collaborated with Oscar Farinetti and opened a massive restaurant in Manhattan named Eataly. They also own a vineyard in Italy.

Lidia has written several cooking books along with her TV series. In 1998 she debuted her TV series named Lidia’s Italian Table. Her cooking show has been going on for more than five years. She has also created an animated cooking show for children. She served as a Judge in MasterChef USA. Besides that, she has appeared in various TV shows in 2014 and 2015.


In 1987, Lidia won the Women’s Institute of the Center for Food and Hotel Management award in the Innovation Category. In 1996, she won the James Beard Award. In 2002, she gave the title the first lady of Italian Cuisine in the U.S. In 2013, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Host. In 2018, she won the Daytime Emmy Award.

In 2019, she won the Master of the Aesthetic Of Gastronomy award. In 2019, she won the Spirit of Arrupe Award. Next year she won Queens Ambassador Awards. In 2018, she became the champion of “Adopt A Future” by UNA. In 2017, she won the Grand Dame Award. In 2018, she became the owner of The One America Award. She was the keynote speaker in Annual Food Lab Festivals.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lidia Batianich in 2024

Lidia Bastianich Net Worth
Lidia Bastianich Net Worth

As of 2024, it has been revealed that Lidia has an estimated net worth of around $20 million which she has earned through her very successful career as a cook. She has written a number of trendy cooking books, which were mostly best-sellers in the country. Lidia has her cooking series, which is hugely famous. She earns more than $800,000 per year.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Lidia can speak Italian fluently.
  • She was accused of keeping a slave. However, the Court announced her as innocent.

Lidia is an ultimate inspiration to any aspiring chef. Despite her age, she is still working actively. Lidia takes part in various charity events regularly and donates money. She is active on Twitter and likes to post photos of her various delicious dishes.


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