About

Felidia is the acclaimed Manhattan flagship restaurant of television personality and cookbook author, Lidia Bastianich. Executive Chef Fortunato has been with Felidia since 1996 and is known for his innovative presentation of authentic Italian cuisine using both traditional and local ingredients. The New York Times three star restaurant and nominee for Outstanding Restaurant U.S. from the James Beard Foundation has been a recipient of the Wine Spectator’s award winning wine lists for years.

 

the team

Lidia Bastianich

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…

Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra

After earning Michelin stars at two restaurants in Sicily before his 30th birthday, Fortunato Nicotra arrived in New York City to work for celebrity chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich in 1996. Hired as…

Tanya Bastianich Manuali, PhD

Tanya Bastianich Manuali is integrally involved in the production of Lidia’s public television series as an owner and Executive Producer of Tavola Productions.  She is active daily in the family restaurant business;…

 
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