The Gran Galà della Cucina Italiana, an evening event organized by 50 Top Italy, unveiled the 50 Best Restaurants in the World and awarded the highly anticipated Special Awards.
“Da Vittorio” in Shanghai is the Best Italian Restaurant in the World for 2023
Second place goes to “Don Alfonso 1890” in Toronto and third to “Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura” in Tokyo.
Davide Oldani is Best Chef in Italy 2023, and Antonio Iacoviello is Best Foreign Chef 2023.
The Gran Galà della Cucina Italiana, took place yesterday evening, December 13th at the Teatro San Babila in Milan. It was a celebration of a truly intense year that was full of satisfaction for 50 Top Italy, the online guide to the best of the Made in Italy brand, both within and outside of our national borders. The evening event was presented by Federico Quaranta, who revealed the 50 Best Italian Restaurants in the World. The highly anticipated Special Awards, which spotlight professionals who have distinguished themselves over the past year, were also conferred.
Da Vittorio Shanghai in China has been named the Best Italian Restaurant in the World. The restaurant, under the guidance of Executive Chef Stefano Bacchelli and with the supervision of the Cerea family, has been confirmed as a venue of true excellence in the restaurant sector both domestically and abroad. Second place in this prestigious ranking goes to Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto in Canada, under the direction of chef Daniele Corona. In third position is the contemporary restaurant which was created by two Italian names of worldwide fame: the house of Gucci and the celebrated chef from Modena, Massimo Bottura: Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Tokyo, under the guidance of chef Antonio Iacoviello.
In fourth position is Il Carpaccio in Paris, a venue that was launched thanks to a meeting between the Cerea family and Oliver Piras and Alessandra del Favero. Fifth place has been captured by Fiola in Washington DC, owned by Fabio Trabocchi and known as one of the favorite haunts of the American President Joe Biden. In sixth place is Sesamo in Marrakesh, which bears the signature of Massimiliano Alajmo. Seventh position goes to Locanda Locatelli in London, a venue owned by the well-known chef Giorgio Locatelli. In eighth place is Il Lago in Geneva, under the direction of Massimiliano Sena. Closing the Top Ten is Rezdôra by Stefano Secchi in New York and Buona Terra in Singapore by Denis Lucchi.
The highly anticipated special awards for the best Italian restaurants in the world: Antonio Iacoviello is the Chef of the Year 2023 – D’Amico Award; Il Carpaccio, in Paris captures Lunch of the Year 2023 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award; to Laura Roncaccioli from Caffè Stern, in Paris, goes the Sommelier of the Year 2023 – Ferrarelle Award; the Novelty of the Year 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award is Lucida, in El Alamein, by chef Giorgio Diana; Armani Ristorante in Tokyo, under the guidance of chef Carmine Amarante, has captured the prize of Restaurant Pastries 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award; the Dish of the Year 2023 – Pastificio dei Campi Award is Spaghetti, come una bruschetta at Clara, in Bangkok, by the chef Christian Martena; the Made in Italy 2023 – Solania Award goes to Giando, in Hong Kong, by chef Gianni Caprioli.
The special awards for the Italy guide instead have recognized Davide Oldani as Chef of the Year 2023 – D’Amico Award; the Lunch of the Year 2023 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award goes to Zia Restaurant in Rome, by Antonio Ziantoni; the Performance of the Year 2023 – Altamura OP Award goes to Imàgo at the Hotel Hassler in Rome guided by chef Andrea Antonini; the Dish of the Year 2023 – Pastificio dei Campi Award is Pomodoro, by chef Davide Guidara at I Tenerumi in Lipari; the Novelty of the Year 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award is Andrea Aprea, in Milan; Mario Iaccarino from the Don Alfonso 1890 group has been named Restaurant Manager of the Year 2023 – Goeldlin Award; the Restaurant Pastries 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award has been conferred to Duomo, in Ragusa, with pastry chef Fabrizio Fiorani; the Best Breakfast 2023 – Caffè Borbone Award has been captured by Hotel Brunelleschi with chef Rocco de Santis directing the kitchen; the Sommelier of the Year 2023 – Ferrarelle Award goes to Marco Reitano at La Pergola, in Rome; the General Manager of the Year 2023 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award recognizes Salvatore Pagano at the Savoy Beach Hotel, in Capaccio Paestum; the Pastry Chef of the Year 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award is for Gianluca Fusto, at FUSTO in Milan; finally, the Contemporary Pastry Shop 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award goes to Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana, in Piaggine.
During the evening, the top ten slots of the Trattorie/Bistrò Moderni category were revealed, as well as the best Cucina d’Autore Restaurants, the Grandi Ristoranti, the Luxury restaurants and the top Spin-Off restaurants. After the awards ceremony the organizers and all of the guests continued the celebration of this incredible year by raising a glass of Trento DOC Ferrari at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia.
Birrificio Fratelli Perrella, Ferrarelle, Latteria Sorrentina, D’Amico, Mulino Caputo, Pastificio dei Campi, Altamura OP, Goeldlin, Caffè Borbone, Solania.
The following is the complete Ranking for The 50 Best Italian Restaurants in the World 2023:
1 Da Vittorio Shanghai – Shanghai, China
2 Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto – Toronto, Canada
3 Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura – Tokyo, Japan
4 Il Carpaccio – Paris, France
5 Fiola – Washington DC, U.S.A.
6 Sesamo – Marrakesh, Morocco
7 Locanda Locatelli – London, United Kingdom
8 Il Lago – Geneva, Swiss
9 Rezdôra – New York, U.S.A.
10 Buona Terra – Singapore, Singapore
11 Agli Amici Rovinj – Rovinj, Croatia
12 Masseria – Washington DC, U.S.A.
13 Acquarello – Munich, Germany
14 Senzanome – Brussels, Belgium
15 Tèrra – Copenhagen, Denmark
16 Caffè Stern – Paris, France
17 Torno Subito – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 Armani Ristorante – Tokyo, Japan
19 Pianeta Terra – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 The Oval – La Devozione – New York, U.S.A.
21 Clara – Bangkok, Thailand
22 Giando – Hong Kong, China
23 La Table d’Antonio Salvatore au Rampoldi– Montecarlo, Principality of Monaco
24 Aromi– Prague, Czech Republic
25 Pastamara – Vienna, Austria
26 Ornellaia – Zurich, Swiss
27 Osteria 57 – New York, U.S.A.
28 Lucida – El Alamein, Egypt
29 Tosca – Paris, France
30 Mono – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
31 Erasmus – Karlsruhe, Germany
32 Brace – Copenhagen, Denmark
33 Cioppino’s – Vancouver, Canada
34 La Sosta – Swellendam, South Africa
35 Orobianco – Alicante, Spain
36 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana – Hong Kong, China
37 Il Ristorante Luca Fantin – Tokyo, Japan
38 Picchi – St. Paul, Brazil
39 Restaurant Passerini– Paris, France
40 Braci – Singapore, Singapore
41 IIl Ristorante – Niko Romito – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
42 Acquerello – San Francisco, U.S.A.
43 Tentazioni – Bordeaux, France
44 Octavium – Hong Kong, China
45 Al Muntaha – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
46 Le George – Paris, France
47 La Locanda – Kyoto, Japan
48 The River Cafe – London, United Kingdom
49 Da Mimmo – Brussels, Belgium
50 Mancini – Stockholm, Sweden
SPECIAL AWARDS – 50 Top Italy 2023
Il Miglior Sushi 2023 – D’Amico Award: IYO Omakase – Milan, Lombardy
La Migliore Carbonara 2023 – Ferrarelle Award: SantoPalato – Rome, Lazio
Il Miglior Panino 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award: Da Gigione Gourmand – Pomigliano d’Arco (NA), Campania
Il Miglior Ristorante di Pesce 2023 – Pastificio dei Campi Award: Clandestino Susci Bar – Ancona, Marche
Il Migliore Street Food 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award: Trapizzino – Rome, Lazio
Il Miglior Ristorante Etnico 2023 – Altamura OP Award: IYO Experience – Milan, Lombardy
Novità dell’Anno 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award: Andrea Aprea – Milan, Lombardy
Pasticceria nella Ristorazione 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award: Duomo – Ragusa, Sicily
Creatività 2023 – Pastificio dei Campi Award: Alberto Ragoni – La Terrazza e Il Giardino Ristorante – Rome, Lazio
Pranzo dell’Anno 2023 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award: Zia Restaurant – Rome, Lazio
Chef dell’Anno 2023 – D’Amico Award: Davide Oldani – D’O – Cornaredo (MI), Lombardy
Restaurant Manager dell’Anno 2023 – Goeldlin Award: Mario Iaccarino – Don Alfonso 1890 – Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi (NA), Campania
Performance dell’Anno 2023 – Altamura OP Award: Hotel Hassler Roma – Imàgo – Rome, Lazio
Pasticceria Contemporanea 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana – Piaggine (SA), Campania
Pasticcere dell’Anno 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award: Gianluca Fusto – FUSTO Milano – Milan, Lombardy
Piatto dell’Anno 2023 – Pastificio dei Campi Award: Pomodoro – I Tenerumi – Lipari (ME), Sicily
General Manager dell’Anno 2023 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award: Salvatore Pagano – Savoy Beach Hotel – Tre Olivi – Capaccio Paestum (SA), Campania
Sommelier dell’Anno 2023 – Ferrarelle Award: Marco Reitano – La Pergola – Rome, Lazio
Migliore Prima Colazione 2023 – Caffè Borbone Award: Brunelleschi Hotel – Florence, Tuscany
Sommelier dell’Anno 2023 – Ferrarelle Award: Laura Roncaccioli – Caffè Stern – Paris, France
Novità dell’Anno 2023 – Latteria Sorrentina Award: Lucida – El Alamein, Egypt
Pasticceria nella Ristorazione 2023 – Mulino Caputo Award: Armani Ristorante – Tokyo, Japan
Piatto dell’Anno 2023 – Pastificio dei Campi Award: Spaghetti come una bruschetta – Clara – Bangkok, Thailand
Pranzo dell’Anno 2023 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award: Il Carpaccio – Paris, France
Chef dell’Anno 2023 – D’Amico Award: Antonio Iacoviello – Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura – Tokyo, Japan
Made in Italy 2023 – Solania Award: Giando – Hong Kong, China