Mario Batali - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 15, 2022

Mario Batali
Profession: Chef, Writer, Restaurateur, TV host
Best Known For: Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $25 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 19, 1960 (age 62)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Mario Francesco Batali
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Armandino Batali
Mother's Name: Marilyn LaFramboise
Siblings: 1

Dana Batali (brother)

University: Rutgers University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, French, Canadian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 9, 1994
Wife's Name: Susi Cahn
Children: 2

Benno Batali (son)
Leo Batali (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 83 kg (182.98 lb)
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Mario Batali?

Mario Batali is a chef, writer, restaurateur, media personality by profession, and American by nationality. He formerly co-owned restaurant children across the US, and Singapore and now has sold his ownership stake following a slew of misconduct allegations.

Mario Batali – Age, Parents, Siblings

Mario Batali’s birth took place on September 19, 1960, in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was born Mario Francesco Batali to his mother Marilyn LaFramboise and his father Armandino Batali, founder of Seattle's Salumi restaurant.

young Mario Batali (The Tonight Show)

Education, Ethnicity

He is not the only child of his parents and a sibling, a brother named Dana Batali, former Director of Pixar RenderMan. Mario Batali was educated at Rutgers University and also took classes at Le Cordon Bleu.

His ethnicity includes Italian, French, and Canadian.

Mario Batali – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Batali married his longtime girlfriend Susi Cahn on 9 November 1994. He and his wife have welcomed two children together- sons Benno Batali (born September 30, 1996) and Leo Batali (born April 24, 1999).

As of 2019, the couple is together without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

Mario Batali, Susi Cahn (Country Living Magazine)

Mario Batali – Career

Batali’s early jobs were in San Francisco restaurant Stars, as sous chef at Clift Hotel and the Four Seasons Biltmore. In 1996, he appeared in Food Network show Molto Mario, which ran until 2004. The show improved Mario Batali’s reputation as well as fame. He also was a co-host of ABC daytime talk show The Chew (2011-2017).

In 1998, along with Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich, he formed the B&B Hospitality Group called Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group. The restaurant went on to win a Michelin star. He has also published several cookbooks.

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Mario Batali – Philanthropy

Batali signed onto the cause of Chefs for the Marcellus, whose motto is to "protect [New York's] regional foodshed from the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (fracking)."

He has also served for The Lunchbox Fund as an ambassador and on the board of directors, and with his wife, Susi Cahn founded Mario Batali Foundation.

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Mario Batali (The Boston Globe)

Mario Batali – Legal issues, Sexual allegations

On December 11, 2017, it was reported that four women had accused Mario Batali of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The next day four more women came forward with similar allegations.

Since then he has surrendered ownership of his stakes in Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, was fired from The Chew, episodes of Molto Mario have been halted, and his pasta sauces and cookbooks have been pulled out of sales.

In May 2019 it was reported that he has been charged with indecent assault and battery. On May 24, 2019, he pleaded not guilty and was released with the next court date on July 12. In August 2022, it was reported that he had agreed to settle sexual assault allegation lawsuits.

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Mario Batali – Net Worth, Salary

Batali’s net worth is estimated to be $25 Million but there have been no estimates of his salary. Following the 2017 sexual accusations, his net worth is believed to have decreased.

Mario Batali – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, he is active on Twitter and also has an official account. He does not own official accounts on Instagram and Facebook. He also has an official website -

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