Joe Bastianich Joe Bastianich is a restaurateur, winemaker, author, television personality, and musician. Together with his mother and business partner, Lidia Bastianich, he co-owns restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles, and Connecticut, including Michelin-stared Babbo, Casa Mono, and Osteria Mozza. Experience Bastianich is known for award-winning New York City restaurants under Bastianich Hospitality Group, including Becco, Casa Mono & Bar Jamon, Del Posto, Lupa Osteria Romana, Esca, and Otto Enoteca. The group also has restaurants in California and Connecticut. Joe won the James Beard Awards for Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional and Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America in 2005 and Outstanding Restaurateur in 2008. Education Bastianich graduated from Boston College in 1989. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.