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Get to Know Late Felice Bastianich - Restaurateur Joe Bastianich's Father

sajju Published On Sun Jun 27 2021   Modified On Fri Apr 22 2022
Get to Know Late Felice Bastianich - Restaurateur Joe Bastianich's Father

Felice "Felix" Bastianich (30 November 1940 - 12 December 2010) is a late Croatian-American restauranteur who came into the limelight as the ex-spouse of an Italian-American celebrity chef, T.V. host, author, and restauranteur, Linda Bastianich.

In addition, he, along with his ex-wife, owned two restaurants in Queens, 'Buonavia' and 'Villa Secondo.' Please scroll down to know more about his life and death.

Married Life with ex-wife, Lidia Bastianich:

Felice Bastianich's wife, Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich (21 February 1947), is an Italian-American celebrity chef, T.V. host, author, and restauranteur. They first met at her sweet 16 birthday party and soon began to date each other. After dating for three years, Felice and Lidia walked down the aisle in 1966. They were blessed with two children, a son named Joe and a daughter named Tanya Bastianich Manuali. Also, the couple was recognized as the Culinary Couple.

Felice Bastianich's Ex-wife, Lidia Bastianich

Bastianich was the father of two children.

His first child, Joseph "Joe" Bastianich, was born on 17 September 1968 in Queens, New York, USA. He is an American restauranteur, winemaker, vineyard owner, author, showman, T.V. personality, and musician. 

Joseph attended Fordham Preparatory School and then Boston College, where he studied theology and philosophy. He is married to his wife Deanna and lives in New York with their children: Olivia, Ethan, and Miles. 

Felice Bastianich's kids: Tanya Bastianich Manuali and Joseph "Joe" Bastianich 

Their second child, Dr. Tanya Bastianich Manuali, was born in 1972 in Queens, New York, USA. She is an American businesswoman and author. 

She received a B.A. in art history from Georgetown. Tanya also joined the Italian Renaissance and graduated with a master's degree from Syracuse University and a doctorate from Oxford University in 2000. She is married to her husband, Corrado Manuali, who looks after LIDIA's food line production and expansion. She is having a good time with her husband. Tanya's income source is mainly from being a success. Her estimated net worth is $1-$5 million.

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Lidia and Felice separated after 30 years.

The former couple, Felice Bastianich and Lidia Giuliana enjoyed their matrimonial Life for 30 years and their children. But their relationship didn't last long as they decided to separate their ways and divorced in 1997

Cause of Bastianich's Death

Mr. Bastianich passed away on 12 December 2010 at the age of 70. However, the cause of his death is still not disclosed by their family members. In other words, the reason behind his death is yet to be known.

Career & Net Worth of Felice

Felice opened their first restaurant called Buonavia in 1971 in Forest Hills, Queens. Following the success of their first restaurant, they opened their second restaurant, Villa Secondo, in Queens. Sadly, they sold their restaurants after Lidia's father's death. 

Speaking of his net worth, Felice Bastianich had a net worth of $1 million. Bastianich was living a luxurious lifestyle. Before Felice's death, Felice Bastianich lived in a lavish mansion and drove some luxury cars.

His ex-wife has earned a pretty amount of money, Whereas his ex-wife has a handsome net worth of $16 million. 

Some facts about Mr. Bastianich:

Bastianich was born on 30 November 1940 in Istarska, Croatia. His mother's name is Erminia, and his father's name hasn't been revealed. He grew up with his two siblings named, Yolanda Valic and Guerino Bastianich

Similarly, he had Croatian and American dual citizenship and belonged to a mixed racial group. There is no information about his educational background; however, his wife, Lidia, completed her education at Hunter College.

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Felica's physical appearance

Felica Was a good-looking man with a perfect body. He stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 75 kg. As per the report, his body measurements are 42-31-35. Similalry, he has black hair color and brown eyes. 

Bastianich's son, Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich was born as Joseph in Astoria, Queens, New York City. He took birth on 17 September 1968. Joe belongs to American nationality and ethnicity is White American. His sun sign is Virgo.

Joe is famous to the people as the austere judge in Fox's reality cooking show, Masterchef American and Masterchef Italia. He is also an excellent restaurateur and an entrepreneur.

Joe is a known chef, winemaker, television personality, author, musician, and vineyard owner. Joe Bastianich has been involved in several ventures.

Talking about his personal life, Joe is a married man. He got engaged to Deanna. The couple has three kids named Miles, Olivia, and Ethan.

Joe with his wife, Deanna

Joe has a massive amount of net worth. His estimated net worth is $15 million. He has gained such an amount from his professional career. Joe Bastianich is living a quality lifestyle. Similarly, Joe owns the mansion for $7.18 million in New York City.


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