BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK - JULY 13: Lorenzo Manuali, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, and Corrado Manuali during the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's 15th Annual Hamptons Happening on July 13, 2019 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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Tanya Bastianich Manuali: The Truth About Lidia Bastianich's Daughter
With her mother and brother being celebrity chefs, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, too, carries on her family’s food legacy as a food writer, as well as a producer and star in some of her mother’s cooking shows. But what exactly does Lidia Bastianich’s daughter’s day-to-day life look like?
Tanya co-owns two of her mother’s restaurants — Lidia's Pittsburgh and Lidia's Kansas City — and assists with operations and projects in Bastianich’s New York City restaurant, Felidia. Tanya is also involved in her mother’s business venture, Eataly — of which Bastianich is a partner.
Besides working with Bastianich, Tanya leads her own projects — ​​she started a travel agency called Esperienze Italiane in 1996 to offer food and art tours throughout Italy. Additionally, she's an advocate for healthy eating and co-authored a cookbook on the topic with her brother Joe Bastianich.
Not only is Tanya involved in Italian cuisine, she has a formal education in Renaissance Italian culture and history, too, including a Ph.D. in Renaissance art history from Oxford University. Tanya — who taught art history to students in Italy for six years — became an Italian citizen on April 29, 2022.
Tanya and her husband Corrado, whom she met in 1989, have two children — a son Lorenzo, who is a food contributor at Galavante, and a daughter Lidia, who is studying at Georgetown University. Family is everything to Tanya and she often shares photos of family vacations on her social media.
Despite co-owning restaurants, Tanya still enjoys eating out in her hometown of Queens, New York. Tanya loves Queens for being a “melting pot” and explores the borough's neighborhoods to find different types of cuisines, frequently posting her best and new finds on her Instagram account.