Lidia is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author with a dozen books published to date, a successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, Lidia has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life – her family and food, to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya.

Lidia is the owner/co-owner of three acclaimed New York City restaurants ‐ Felidia, Becco and Del Posto. Along with her daughter Tanya, she owns Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City, as well as Felidia. She is also a partner in Eataly NYC, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Together with Tanya and son-in-law Corrado, Lidia also has developed a line of artisanal pastas and all-natural sauces, LIDIA’S, which are sold at fine food stores nationwide.

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the team

Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker, Executive Chef at Lidia’s Pittsburgh, was introduced to cooking and agricultural life at an early age. Originally from Kansas City, he spent his childhood summers picking wild berries and visiting…

Tanya Bastianich Manuali, PhD

Tanya Bastianich Manuali’s visits to Italy as a child sparked her passion for the country’s art and culture. She dedicated herself to the study of Italian Renaissance art during her college years…

Zach Katz

Beverage Manager

Eric Barlow

Dining Room Manager

Jean Porter

Chef de Cuisine