Nick Stellino

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Nick Stellino (b. May 1, 1958) is an Italian-American television chef and author. He hosts the cooking programs Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen on public television station KCTS in Seattle, Washington.


Nick Stellino was born and grew up in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. In 1991, he decided to leave his career as a Wall Street stock broker in order to follow his dream of becoming a chef. He apprenticed with the best Italian chefs in America, including Celestino Drago at Drago Restaurant[citation needed], rated by Food & Wine magazine as one of the 10 best restaurants in the country. Stellino hosts his own TV show, Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen, as well as touring as a celebrity chef. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Nanci.

Television shows[edit]

Stellino's two main cooking shows have been Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen, both hosted by KCTS, a PBS-affiliated television station in Seattle.


Stellino is the author of several cookbooks, which include the following:

  • Cucina Amore
  • Nick Stellino's Glorious Italian Cooking
  • Nick Stellino's Mediterranean Flavors
  • Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen
  • Nick Stellino's Passione: Pasta, Pizza, Panini
  • Mangiamo! Let's Eat!
  • Dine In
  • "Nick Stellino's Cooking with Friends"

Notable achievements and appearances[edit]

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