Best Italy Restaurants

The starred chefs are the ambassadors of gourmet in the world, for this reason the golden rule is to choose a restaurant also based on to the chef.
In Italy there is plenty of choice, but in the time of talent shows like Masterchef we rely on charts, prizes, international awards, because we see the chefs as movie stars, characters who reveal the secrets of the gourmand cuisine.

Don’t forget that Made In Italy not only means fashion, in fact, the food and wine fields are an irresistible appeal for the most selective travelers: here we recommend the top 5 restaurants and the most prestigious chefs, the national pride of culinary tradition.

Massimo Bottura and the Osteria Francescana

Bottura miglior chef italiano

Emilia Romagna is one of the favorite regions by those who love authenticity: if you plan to come here on holiday, go to Modena, where there is the Osteria Francescana, opened by Massimo Bottura, probably the most highly rated chef of the last years, included among the top 3 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and winner of many awards.

His Osteria is actually a minimal-chic restaurant with only 12 tables, a place where he expresses his genius by breaking the rules, making collide ideas and cultures, developing special traditional dishes revisited, a selection of artworks for the palate.

Osteria Francescana a Modena ristorante di lusso

Massimiliano Alajmo and Le Calandre

Alajmo chef d'eccellenza

Le Calandre boasts 3 Michelin stars since 2003 and is the culinary workshop of Massimiliano Alajmo, which manages three restaurants and cafe-bistrot but it is here that reaches the maximum of creativity and cleverness.

Le Calandre is in the province of Padua, in Sarmeola di Rubano, and stands for sophisticated and fulfilling cuisine that over the years is gaining more and more people.
Chef Max has remained modest despite his success and says: “I don’t create anything. I simply showcase the ingredients”.
Enjoy the elaborate culinary proposals of Alajmo and discover a new way to appreciate the Italian cuisine.

Le Calandre ristorante a Padova

Enrico Crippa and Piazza Duomo

Enrico Crippa top chef

Alba, in the Piedmont region, is the capital of the Langhe, a place where food and wine are synonymous with excellence: DOC wines and truffles are some of the local specialties, so isn’t surprising that one of the best restaurants in Italy is here.

Piazza Duomo is the name of the restaurant of the chef Enrico Crippa, one of aces that are renewing the Italian cuisine.
Apprentice of Gualtiero Marchesi, Crippa shows unusual dishes that retain a link with the territory; in the Langhe, in fact, people are used to eating well and are very demanding, a good test for a talented chef.

Piazza Duomo ad Alba ristorante nelle Langhe

Nadia Santini and Dal Pescatore Restaurant

Nadia Santini miglior chef donna del mondo

Nadia Santini was appointed in 2013 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants “the best female chef in the world”, so its presence is important in a ranking of Italy Luxury Guide.

To know his style go to Canneto sull’Oglio, in province of Mantua, at his restaurant Dal Pescatore: the menus derived from family tradition and every dish evolves over time, without betraying the genuineness of the flavors but enhancing light recipes, giving to customers the right balance between nourishment and delight, simplicity and creativity.

Try the fish fillet in Mantua sauce, a masterpiece by Santini which tells the history of this area through a refined taste.

Ristorante Dal Pescatore di Nadia Santini

Moreno Cedroni and La Madonnina del Pescatore

Moreno Cedroni chef a Senigallia

The Top 5 ends with Moreno Cedroni, the specialist of fish based dishes: taste its creations at Madonnina del Pescatore, his restaurant in Senigallia, in the Marche.

Cedroni prepares always new dishes impressing its customers; its name is becoming a benchmark for innovative cuisine and is the ideal option for those who like to eat fish.


Now there are no more excuses about gourmet travels and best Italy restaurants, if your mouth is watering it is time to start a long trip, the top chefs are waiting for you!

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