Donatella Arpaia

Restaurateur, Chef, Author, TV Personality

New York

Donatella Arpaia ditched legal briefs for Italian recipes and hasn’t left the kitchen since then. Arpaia opened her first restaurant, Bellini, in 1998 and went on to open a string of successful eateries, including Mia Dona, Anthos and Kefi in New York City as well as EOS and bistro e in Miami. She opened her namesake restaurant, Donatella, and her first bar, Dbar, in 2010. Aside from the various food ventures, you may recognize her as a recurring guest judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef. She also debuted her first cookbook, Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous, in 2010.