Birth Name: Mario Francesco Batali
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 19, 1960
*French-Canadian, English (mother)
Mario Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. He is the son of Marilyn (LaFramboise) and Armandino Batali. He is married to Susi Cahn, with whom he has two children.
Mario’s paternal grandfather was Armando John Batali (the son of Giovanni Lorenzo Sebastiano/Sebastian Batali and Maria Isola). Armando was born in Montana, to Italian parents. Giovanni was born in Segromigno, Piano, Lucca, the son of Marco Batali and Maria Matteucci.
Mario’s paternal grandmother was Leonetta F. Merlino (the daughter of Angelo Sabatino Merlino and Antoinetta Elisabetha Mascitelli). Angelo and Antoinetta were born in Taranta Peligna, Abruzzo, Italy.
Mario’s maternal grandfather was Leon Louis LaFramboise (the son of Antoine LaFramboise and Marilyn Genevieve “Eugenie” Labissoniere).
Mario’s maternal grandmother was Mary Hannah Hardman (the daughter of Richard Hardman and Elizabeth Critchley).
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Faces of America (2010) stated that Mario’s genetic ancestry is:
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