What are the best restaurants in Italy?
Eating in Italy is almost a ritual! Italians cherish that moment and do it with mastery. Passionate about gastronomy, Italians make a point of presenting customers with the best dish, the best wine, the best service and, therefore, several of the best restaurants in the world, not by chance, are on Italian soil. After all, what are the best restaurants in Italy? Here is a fresh list of the best 10 Italian restaurants made especially for you! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Of course, it would be impossible to list all the restaurants in Italy, so we have put together the top ten for you. On the list are the famous and starred restaurants that are on the Michelin Guide list and one of them is a ‘Bib Gourmand’ (in the text under the acronym B.G.), which is a top-notch restaurant with a ‘reduced price’. The list does not follow the order from the best to the ‘not so good’ and the values are not that low, O.K.? But since we are talking about extremely renowned (and awarded!) restaurants, customer satisfaction is guaranteed by the listed restaurants. The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Italy, click here!
It is also worth remembering that the item ‘expensive or cheap’ varies a lot from person to person, since having the opportunity to have a meal in one of the restaurants below is really unique and, for sure, it will be unforgettable! Despite the value, make sure it is worth every penny and your memories will be unique! Did you know that the best restaurant in the world is in Italy?
- Make reservations in advance, A LOT in advance! Some restaurants mentioned here only have reservations for four or six months from now, so ask and check if the available dates ‘match’ your travel dates, O.K.? Without further ado, let’s get to know these gastronomic gems now! Discover our section on Food in Italy!
1) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN ROME
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With three stars in the Michelin Guide, the restaurant is IMPECCABLE, elegant, with a classic decoration and full of charm, the atmosphere created with this impeccable combination is beautiful and the wine list impresses! La Pergola cellar has over 60,000 bottles of wine from all over the world, in addition to the 45 options of water on the menu; it also features tasting and à la carte menu options. The restaurant is part of the Hilton group, which is a reference for excellence and world quality and leaves nothing to be desired! Important: there is a dress code (suit for men) and reservation is required. Where is it? Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101 – Rome.
In addition to being one of the best, it is also considered the most beautiful in the city because, from the hall, you have the view is of the Colosseum. Located on the top floor of the Manfredi Palace, the restaurant has a classic ambience and is well decorated. As it is a Bistrot, the menu varies constantly and the service is exceptional. Important: reservation is required. It is also possible to have breakfast, have lunch or simply have an aperitif at the on-site bar. It is worth the experience! Important: reservation required! Where is it? Via Labicana, 125 – Roma.
2) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN MILAN
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The watchword here is modernity, both in decoration and dishes! In operation for 50 years, the restaurant has already won two stars in the Michelin Guide, but has not lost its simplicity. The owners are very friendly and the service is wonderful! The brightly colored paintings contrast brilliantly with the white walls making it a unique place of its kind. The menu is varied and the wine list leaves nothing to be desired! Important: reservation required! Where is it? Via Privata Raimondo Montecuccoli, 6 – Milan.
3) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN MODENA
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Under the command of renowned chef Massimo Bottura, the restaurant has earned three stars in the Michelin Guide thanks to its dishes (works of art!) that revisit the cuisine of the Emilia Romagna region. Several times it won the award for best restaurant in the world! With an elegant decoration, it offers service in English or Italian and the chef, when in the restaurant, makes a point of greeting all customers and personally thanking everyone for their presence. Important: reservation required! Where is it? Via Stella, 22 – Modena. Find out more by clicking here!
4) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN ALBA
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In the land of tartufo is another starred restaurant! With relatively simple decor, the place is cozy, charming and beautiful! Chef Enrico Crippa says that his dishes ‘are instinctive’ and the ingredients used by him are mostly organic and harvested from his own vegetable garden. With its colorful, lively and exceptional dishes, the restaurant has conquered its place in the list of the best in the world. Important: reservation required! Where is it? Piazza Risorgimento, 4 – Alba.
5) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN NAPLES
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With one Michelin star, it is one of the most renowned restaurants in Naples. With a minimalist ambient, the restaurant focuses on seafood dishes and presents an exceptional wine list; it is also possible to request a visit to the kitchen and watch the chef while he prepares the dishes (according to availability) and also give some tips on Neapolitan cuisine! 😉 Important: reservation required! Where is it? Via Posillipo, 16 / c – Naples.
6) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN SAN GIMIGNANO
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Debuting in the Michelin Guide, the restaurant received one star, deservedly! The mix between art and gastronomy pleases and the menu and the dishes are beautiful! With two young chefs, the restaurant offers very interesting options and the atmosphere is jovial and cheerful. Worth a visit! Important: reservation required! Where is it? Via San Martino, 17 – San Gimignano.
7) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN FLORENCE
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‘A feast for the senses’! That is how they describe themselves. With three stars in the Michelin Guide, the restaurant is one of the most celebrated in Florence. The decor is elegant without losing simplicity and the service is exquisite! With a varied menu, desserts are also worth mentioning; the wines, handpicked to harmonize brilliantly with the dishes presented, make all the difference. The key point is the rereading of the presentation of classic dishes that blend tradition and modernity in an impeccable way. Important: reservation required! Where is it? Via Ghibellina, 87 – Firenze.
8) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN LUCCA
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The rustic decor in a location by the road, does not leave us even imagine that we will receive a dish full of modernity, beauty and sophistication! It features an innovative menu (including tasting menu) and a very varied wine list offering the option to order just one glass, without the need to buy the bottle. It’s fantastic! Important: reservation required! Where is it? S.S. (Strada Statale) 12 del Brennero, 192 – Lucca.
9) What are the best restaurants in Italy? IN CORTONA
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To bring the list to a perfect end, we present one of the most beautiful restaurants in Italy, Il Falconiere! The restaurant is inside a complex where there is also a spa resort and a beautiful hotel. Under the command of young chef Silvia Baracchi, the dishes follow the Italian tradition of impeccable classic cuisine, but presented from a new point of view. The restaurant also offers gastronomy classes and has one Michelin star. Important: reservation required! Where is it: San Martino a Bocena, 370 – Cortona.
People, it is worth remembering that sometimes may change according to the season, so check before going to the location. A good suggestion is to book in advance, mainly on two occasions: during the summer, in high season, when the city is CROWDED, and for dinner, which is usually the busiest time. Find out here How to book a restaurant in Italy?
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