According to the Michelin food
guide, Italys culinary star is on the rise. This has increased the number of
stars awarded to Italys restaurants in the 2017 addition.
The line-up of top-rated
restaurants deemed worthy of the French-based guides prestigious three-star
ranking remains comfortably at 8. This exclusive club includes Massimo
Botturas Osteria Francescana in Modena, which was recently announced as the
worlds best restaurant.
The Osteria Francescanas is a spectacular
restaurant with blue-grey walls, taupe carpet and divine artwork perched on the
walls. There are just 12 tables within the restaurant, with most diners
choosing the tasting menu for 220 (£190.40).
Other top Italian
restaurants include, Piazza Duomo in Alba (Cuneo), Da Vittorio in Brusaporto
(Bergamo), Dal Pescatore in Canneto sullOglio (Mantova), Le Calandre in Rubano
(Padova), Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, La Pergola in Rome, and Reale in Castel
di Sangro (lAquila).
including five newcomers, get two stars and 294 are awarded one star, including
28 for the first time.
Italy is second to
France in terms of its number of Michelin-starred restaurants.
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