Mario Batali

Batali in 2016, photo by vonora/

Birth Name: Mario Francesco Batali

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 19, 1960

*Italian (father)
*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. Susi is the daughter of Lillian and Miles Cahn, who founded fashion company Coach Inc. (Tapestry, Inc.).

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). Leonetta was born in Black Diamond, Washington, to parents from 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:

*100% European

Source: Information about Mario’s family –

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