Massimo Bottura

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30, 1962
Modena, Italy
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Modena, Italy


Italian chef and restaurateur known for being the patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant that is based in his hometown of Modena. He is also known for having been profiled in the 2015 Netflix original series Chef's Table. 

Before Fame

He was inspired by his mother, aunt, and grandmother to pursue a career in cooking. He first began as an apprentice to Georges Coigny. After working on the restaurant Le Louis XV, he went on to open Osteria Francescana in March of 1995. 


In June of 2016, his restaurant was ranked number one in the World's 50 Best Restaurants after several raving reviews from Espresso, Gambero Rosso, and the Touring Club guides. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Modena, Italy. 

Associated With

His restaurant was featured in the second season of Master of None after he approached Eric Wareheim and Aziz Ansari and asked them to be guests at his restaurant.