One among only a handful of restaurants in Italy to hold two prestigious Michelin stars, Enoteca Pinchiorri is a dream come true for any gourmet. And the setting, a grand 16th century palazzo close to Michelangelo's birthplace, is only fit for such a masterpiece of a restaurant.
He wanted to be a concert pianist. But he ended up being a renowned artiste of a different ilk – a chef, one of the 15 best in the world.
Gualtiero Marchesi was born in Milan, Italy, in the year 1930, into a family that made catering a profession. His parents owned 'L ' Albergo del Mercato (The Hotel at the Marketplace) in Via Bezzecca, Milan, and it was here that the young Gualtiero had his first experiences with cooking.
'Da Aciugheta’ (translating into ‘tiny anchovy’ in Italian) is a wine bar and a pizzeria and also serves Venetian cuisine. Located in Hotel Rio in the bustling Filippo e Giacomo, this restaurant lives up to the tag of having ‘One of the best wine bars in Venice.’
The Antica Osteria Del Ponte
Cross the threshold of ancient tastes and walk into the Anterica Osteria del Ponte, the epitome of sophisticated cuisine. If you are a lover of food, then make your way to this marvelous restaurant through the Auto Strada at Arluna A4 for about 9 kilometers. You will find the Anterica Osteria del Ponte in downtown Milan.
Checchino dal 1887
'Bring back the past as your footsteps crunch over the broken amphoras in Testaccio. Hurry down to celebrate the spirit of Rome at Checcino dal 1887. Sit in the attractive and elegant ambience of Checcino dal 1887 located at Via di Monte Tesraccio 30, Rome 00153 and listen to a fantastic tale. Go into the time of Imperial Rome and watch the Romans carry in amphoras of wine and oil from other parts of the country.
Walk silently for you are going to enter a place where the mists swirl in spiritual abandon and where your footsteps will echo softly on green mossy paths. Your taste buds are going to lead you to Al Sorriso, one of the most spectacular restaurants in Piedmont. Whiz eight kilometers down south from Orta San Giulio to Gozzano and enter the quaint little village of Sorriso.
Ride on the crest of the new wave generation. Give way to the avant-garde gurus of cuisine that have brought out a new emotion, a great concept and who have blazed a trail for the aspiring chefs of tomorrow.
Join the truffle hunters as they make their way down mossy paths close to the banks of the River Tanaro. Come down to Asti in Monferrato and witness a culinary phenomenon.
Il Cascinale Nuovo
Come and taste a feast of dishes sculpted from the mists of time by great intrepid culinary adventurers. Go through a magical green ambience of the Radicchio Rosso of Treviso about 25 minutes from Venice.
Fall in love again and cruise through a romantic journey filled with dishes made with love, lore and the luxury of life. Follow the road to Verona and discover the distinct yellow awning on Via Dietro San Sebastiano 7, Verona (VR) and walk into Il Desco.
Il Sole di Ranco
Wind-kissed, sun-drenched and nurtured by the hands of Nature herself, Il Sole di Ranco nestles as a lake-side theater with the sky as its vast blue awning. Take a deliciously natural route from Malpensa towards Somma Lombardo.
Ristorante Le Calandre
Come and listen to symphony of taste, culture and tradition. Listen as its cadence rises with the flavors of aromas and fragrances. Get down to the origin of this musical score at Ristorante Le Calandre on Via Liguria 1, I – 35030, Sarmeola di Rubano, Padova, Italy.
When the food is excellent many foodies are willing to travel the extra mile to reach their favourite or any highly recommended restaurant. Dal Pescatore is one such restaurant which demands this as it is situated in the heart of the countryside in Runate, bordering the Parco dell’ Oglio Sud Nature Reserve in Mantova.
Restaurant Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
As they say “Don’t judge a book by its cover” in the same way if you pass through Via Montecuccoli in Milan you may not be impressed by this street or for that matter the Bande Nere neighbourhood but when you enter the restaurant Luogo di Aimo e Nadia situated on this street the chance of loving the traditional food offered and being impressed by it is very high.
La Pergola at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton Hotel
Situated atop the highest mountain Monte Mario in the eternal city of Rome, La Pergola at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton Hotel is like the icing on the cake when you travel or visit Rome as it is definitely worth the dining experience.
Ristorante Hotel Villa Crespi
When incredible architecture and beautiful nature complement each other an amazing ambience is created. When you add mouth watering and innovative food along, one can be transported to heaven at least for a short while before continuing with our day to day existence on earth.
Piccolo Lago in Verbania
Imagine sitting comfortably and looking at serene waters and placid mountains as well as dining on the freshest and tastiest of delicious Italian food. Well you do not have to just imagine it but can also experience it when you visit Piccolo Lago an enchanting restaurant which is situated on a lake in Verbania.