• Born in Naples, Italy on November 7, 1986
• Holds both Italian and American nationality
• Became popular through her YouTube channel “Laura in the Kitchen”
• Host of the popular TV show “Simply Laura”
• Married to Joe Vitale and has a daughter Mia, born in 2017
• Net worth estimated at over $2.5 million

Short Info

SpouseJoe Vitale
FactLives in Naples, Italy [2014].

Who is Laura Vitale?

Laura was born in Naples, Italy, on 7 November 1986 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds both Italian and American nationality. She’s now a TV chef, who has worked at her father Salvatore Pietrangeli’s restaurants around New Jersey, USA, while she’s also a TV host and YouTuber; it was the popularity of Laura’s YouTube channel that attracted the attention of the Cooking Channel producers, who invited her to host her own cooking show – “Simply Laura”.

Early life and education

Laura spent the first 12 years of her life in Naples, then the family moved to New Jersey, where she was raised alongside her brother and sister by their father, and their mother whose name remains undisclosed, but it’s believed that she’s also a chef.

Laura became interested in cooking mostly thanks to her father’s restaurants, where she used to spend the majority of her spare time. She went on to learn about cooking from her father and his chefs, but hasn’t had any formal training. Laura attended a local high school at which she was interested in numerous activities and was physically quite active, playing both volleyball and soccer for school teams.

She matriculated in 2004 and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, her fans believe that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2008.

Career as a chef

While working as a chef at one of her father’s restaurants, Laura was advised by her best friend to try and launch her YouTube channel, with videos about cooking and featuring Laura showing off her skills and sharing her recipes, as well as giving her fans advice. After her YouTube video series “Laura in the Kitchen” became very popular, Laura started hosting her own TV show “Simply Laura”, which has her preparing her favorite Italian dishes, plus food of other cuisines.

Laura published her first cookbook, “Laura in the Kitchen: Favorite Italian-American Recipes Made Easy” in 2015.

YouTube channel

Laura launched “Laura in the Kitchen” on 15 January 2010, which is today subscribed to by close to four million people, and numbers over 600 million views of all her videos combined. She’s today mostly focused on making videos which feature her teaching her fans how to prepare various dishes step-by-step; we’re going to mention three of Laura’s most popular YouTube videos, which have helped her attract many subscribers.

Her #1 video “How to make Homemade Pizza From Scratch – Recipe by Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Ep. 86” has been watched close to seven million times since 5 January 2011, and features her showing her fans how to make pizza at home – Italian style.

Her second most popular video “How to Make Homemade Cupcakes From Scratch – Recipe by Laura Vitale Laura in the Kitchen Episode 61” has been viewed over six million times since 20 September 2010, and has Laura teaching her fans to make cupcakes.

Her #3 video “Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 300” has also been watched over six million times since 23 January 2012, and features Laura sharing her own cinnamon rolls recipe with her fans.

Presence on social media networks

Laura’s highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 350,000 followers; she has uploaded over 3,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature food made by her.

Laura launched her Twitter account in January 2010, and it today numbers close to 150,000 followers, while Laura has tweeted nearly 25,000 times, uploading similar content as onto her Instagram account.

She’s active on TikTok, and her account’s followed by more than 30,000 people, while she’s amassed over 200,000 likes of all her videos combined; most featuring food made by Laura.

Her Facebook page “Laura in the Kitchen” is today followed by more than a million people, while Laura’s most recent update was on 24 January 2022.

Husband and children

Laura prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still revealed that she’s today both a wife and mother.

She’s married to Joe Vitale, an American engineer who’s three years her senior; the two exchanged vows in 2009, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. Joe has been highly supportive of Laura’s career on the internet and after she became popular on YouTube, he built her a second kitchen just for her to shoot her videos there.

Laura gave birth to their daughter Mia in 2017.

She hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, so as of April 2022, Laura’s married to Joe Vitale, and they have a daughter together.

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Hobbies and other interests

Laura’s physically active and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, while she also practices yoga on a daily basis, thus her slim figure. She’s also taught her fans to make various healthy foods, which they can eat even when dieting.

Laura likes to travel, and although she enjoys travelling around the USA, she prefers to visit various Italian cities, but has also been to a couple of other European countries, including Portugal, Spain and France.

She’s a lover of animals, and her family had two pet cats while she was growing up.

Laura’s into reading, and her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite books include “Message in a Bottle” and “Dear John”.

She likes watching movies with her husband in her spare time; her favorite actress is Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of Laura’s favorite films include “Fight Club”, the franchise “Harry Potter”, and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.

Age, height and net worth

Laura’s age is 35. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of April 2022, Laura’s net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million.

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General Info

Full NameLaura Vitale
ProfessionChef, Author, YouTuber


SpouseJoe Vitale
ParentsSalvatore Pietrangeli


TV ShowsSimply Laura

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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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