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Donatella Arpaia, American restaurateur. Named The Hostess with the Mostest, Zagat Survey, 2006; named one of 40 Under 40, Crain's New York Business, 2004, The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York City, New York Post, 2008.


Arpaia, Donatella was born on September 15, 1971 in Woodmere, New York, United States. Daughter of Lello Arpaia.


Bachelor, Fairfield University, 1993. Juris Doctor, St. John's University, 1996. Studied at, French Culinary Institute.

Studied at, Italian Culinary Academy.


Atty, New York City, 1996—1997. Co-owner Bellini, 1997—2003, davidburke & donatella, New York City, 2003—2008. Owner Anthos, 2007—2010, Mia Dona, since 2008.

Co-owner Kefi, Eos, Miami. Owner Donatella, New York City, since 2010, DBar, New York City, since 2010. Creator, owner Donatella Food Collection.

Entertaining and style consultant Spiegel Catalog. Judge Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Kathleen Hackett): Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous, 2010.


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