Roberto Donna was born in the Piedmont Region of Italy and is a fervent advocate of authentic Italian cuisine. He arrived in Washington, DC at age 19 after working in kitchens throughout Europe. Four years later in 1984 he opened Galileo. An instant success, it earned him a strong following and a reputation as one of the National Capital Area's finest chefs. Donna now owns seven restaurants in Washington, many having earned prestigious industry awards. He is the 1996 recipient of the best chef in the mid-Atlantic award from The James Beard Foundation and is active in a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations. He is the author of one book, Cooking in Piedmont with Roberto Donna.

Roberto Donna


Episode 2, Season 12: A Kreplach by any Other Name


Capelletti in Brodo


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