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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get an autographed photo of Mario?
If you’d like a signed photo, please send your request by snail mail to:
Attn: Autograph Request
c/o Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
One Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Please be sure to include a self-addressed (5×7) stamped envelope as well as the name is should be signed to. Without this information, we unfortunately cannot fulfill your request.
How can I get tickets to a taping of The Chew?
Simply visit www.thechew.com and click the tickets tab!
I’m having a party and would love Mario to cater it – does Mario have a catering arm?
Mario has teamed up with New York’s best and brightest catering star, Mary Giuliani, to provide a unique catering experience. MARIO by Mary offers seasonally inspired and crafted menus by Mario that will be transformed into customized and efficient party experiences by Mary and her team. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mariobymary.com
Can I arrange to have mario stop by my table if I make a reservation at one of his restaurants?
Mario is at one of his New York restaurants almost every evening of the week. Due to his busy schedule we cannot schedule table visits but depending on the evening you could see him at any of his many New York restaurants on a given night.
Can you help me get a reservation?
To make a reservation, visit My restuarants and click on the individual restaurant you’d like to visit. Or, feel free to call a restaurant directly. Please note that reservations are taken up to 30 numerical days in advance, but all restaurants happily accept a limited walk-in reservations each day and night.
Can I arrange to have Mario stop by my table if I make a reservation at one of his restaurants?
Where do I apply for front of the house or back of the house positions at a Mario Batali restaurant?
To apply for a position at one of the restaurants, visit: http://bandbhg.com/join_our_team.cfm
How do I go about getting an externship at one of Mario’s restaurants?
If you’re in culinary school and would like to apply for an externship opportunity at one of our restaurants, please send your resume and a cover letter to
email@example.com. Please include your resume, a cover letter and please include the name of the restaurant you are interested in and the dates of your externship in the subject heading.
Will Mario donate to my charity?
For donation requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and submit information along with official charity donation forms. Please know that while Mario would love to donate to each and every inquiry he gets, after starting The Mario Batali Foundation in 2008, he devotes the majority of his philanthropic efforts towards his main charitable focus: children’s disease research, literacy and hunger relief.
Can you tell me more about the Mario Batali Foundation?
You can also can learn about how to contribute and how to volunteer at our events