The television personality in The Food Network, Donatella Arpaia, is also a restaurateur beside a tributer of the media field.

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Full NameDonatella Arpaia
Date of BirthSeptember 15, 1971
Birth PlaceWoodmere, New York, United State
FatherLello Arpaia
SpouseAllan Stewart
Age49 years
Net Worth$1.3 million

What was Donatella Arpaia’s childhood like?

This 49-year-old television personality was born on September 15, 1971, to Maria and chef Lello Arpaia. They migrated from Italy to the USA. Her childhood was simple as others, but as her family was involved in food and restaurants, Donatella also started to get interested in all these matters.

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What is the academic qualification of Donatella Arpaia?

Donatella Arpaia received her bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and later her Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law, located in Queens, New York. Additionally, Donatella completed her graduation in 1989 from  Kellenberg Memorial High School of Uniondale, Long Island.

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How did Arpaia start her Career?

After Donatella Arpaia’s career as a corporate attorney, She made her mind to start a restaurant business. By the time she opened her first restaurant and named it ‘Bellini’ in 1998. Her confidence level rose from the success of her first business, and she headed to open other restaurants, which included davidburke&donatell.

This restaurant received 4 stars from Forbes along with Five Diamond Award. She owns the next restaurant named Michelin Star Greek restaurant ( titled as Best New Restaurant by New York ), Esquire ( for which the restaurant got nominated for James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant.  This restaurant became successful in retaining a Michelin star rating from the year 2007 to 2010. Finally, in the February of 2008, Donatella decided to open a new restaurant named Mia Dona.

Arpaia’s work has always been a point for appreciation, making Zagat gives “The Hostess with the Mostest”  tag to Donatella in March of 2008 and the tag of “40 under 40” by Crain’s. Not only this, but her work was also reached to New York Post, and they posted about her in the  “The 50 Most Powerful Women in NYC”. 

No one can really stop Donatella from opening restaurants. Hence, she collaborated with chef Michael Psilakis and soon started a restaurant named Kefi in the Upper West Side of New York City. The meatballs of Kefi became famous all over and were tagged to be the best in the city in New York’s 2007 “Best of New York” issue.

Again, in the year 2009, she collaborated with  Psilakis, and this team opened another restaurant in  Miami’s Viceroy Hotel (Donatella’s first restaurant outside New York City) named Eos.

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Apart from running restaurants, Donatella was seen in two television shows, including Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef. She also appeared on The Food Network.

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From 2007 to 2010, this restauranter was awarded the One Michelin Star, Anthos (Greek restaurant), Michelin Guide.



Donatella Arpaia is happily married to a cardiac surgeon and graduate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Allan Stewart, since  May 2011. The mesmerizing couple gave birth to a son on September 15, 2011, during Donatella’s birthday.

The Food Network star gave birth to son Noah Christian and daughter Emma Mariella on Oct. 20, after five years and five rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF).


Physical Description

This 49 year old beautiful businesswoman with a sun sign Virgo stands 5 feet and weighs about 80 kgs. Amber’s eye color and gray hair define her facial structure. Talking about her body measurements, her dress size is 14 (US), and shoe size is 6.5 (US), 4.5 (UK). 


Social Media

Donatella Arpaia uses both Twitter and Instagram uses both Instagram and Twitter. You can find her on Instagram with the username of @donatellaarpaia, where she notifies us about her ongoing project with 28.1k followers.  Talking about her Twitter account, she has a username of @donatellaarpaia, where she has an estimated 360.2K followers.

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Net Worth

This television personality and restaurant owner earns an estimated networth of 1.3 million dollars.


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