Italy restaurants

Top Choice Emilian in Emilia-Romagna

Trattoria da Amerigo

Emilia-Romagna's best dining experience awaits in truffle territory. In the small village of Savigno, a 30km detour west of Bologna, this fantastic trattoria armed with a Michelin star (but lacking any pretension) i…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Modena

Osteria Francescana

Reserve months in advance (or pray for a waiting-list miracle) at this fabled 12-table restaurant, where reimagined Italian fare is art and tasting menus top out at €270. Owner Massimo Bottura is onto his third Mich…
Top Choice Tuscan in Santa Croce

Il Teatro del Sale

Florentine chef Fabio Picchi is one of Florence's living treasures who steals the Sant' Ambrogio show with this eccentric, good-value, members-only club (everyone welcome, membership €7) inside an old theatre. He co…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi

Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890

Don Alsonso is as much an experience as a meal – and a world-class one at that. Not only is the food exquisite, creative and true to its Sorrentino roots; it’s also immaculately presented by genuinely friendly staff…
Top Choice Pizza in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Concettina Ai Tre Santi

Head in by noon (or 7.30pm at dinner) to avoid a long wait at this hot-spot pizzeria, made famous thanks to its young, driven pizzaiolo Ciro Oliva. The menu is an index of fastidiously sourced artisanal ingredients,…
Top Choice Italian in Amalfi

Ristorante La Caravella

A restaurant of artists, art and artistry, Caravella once hosted Andy Warhol. No surprise that it doubles up as a de-facto gallery with frescoes, creative canvases and a ceramics collection. And then there's the foo…
Top Choice Tuscan in Oltrarno

Essenziale

There's no finer showcase for modern Tuscan cuisine than this loft-style restaurant in a 19th-century warehouse. Preparing dishes at the kitchen bar, in rolled-up shirt sleeves and navy butcher's apron, is dazzling …
Top Choice Tuscan in Val d'Orcia

Il Leccio

Sometimes simple dishes are the hardest to perfect. And perfection is the only term to use when discussing this trattoria in Brunello heartland. Watching the chef make his way between his stove and kitchen garden to…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Bergamo

Da Vittorio

Bergamo's Vittorio is set in a country house 9km east of town and, with over 50 years and three Michelin stars under its belt, is up there with the best restaurants in Italy, thanks to the celebrated talents of Berg…
Top Choice Vegan in Oltrarno

#Raw

Should you desire a turmeric, ginger or aloe vera shot or a gently warmed, raw vegan burger served on a stylish slate-and-wood platter, innovative Raw hits the spot. Everything served here is freshly made and raw – …