The special award of Chef of the Year goes to Enrico Bartolini (Mudec – MI).

The Young Chef of the Year is Domenico Marotta (Marotta Ristorante – CE).

Dish of the Year goes to Mauro Uliassi (Uliassi – AN).

The Restaurant Dalla Gioconda (PU) has been named New Entry of the Year.

Riccardo Andreoli (Duomo – RG) is the Maître D’ of the Year.

The most present regions in our rankings are:

Lombardia (13 venues), Campania (11), Lazio and Veneto (10).


Osteria Francescana, in Modena, and L’Argine a Vencò, in Dolegna del Collio (GO). These are the two establishments at the pinnacle of 50 Top Italy – The Best Italian Restaurants of 2022.  This well-established online guide is freely accessible to anyone.  It is curated annually by LSDM, the international Congress for gourmet cooking, and by the publication Luciano Pignataro Wine&Food Blog.

This year’s exciting awards ceremony was conducted by Federico Quaranta, and was broadcast on Tuesday, October 26th in live streaming, garnering thousands of views.

The best restaurants of the Italian Peninsula were divided according to typology and by price range.  There were two rankings with 50 venues in each: “Top Restaurants” and “Gourmet Dining.”

As aforementioned, the first category’s top spot went to the iconic venue by chef Massimo Bottura, the Osteria Francescana in Modena. Second place went to Uliassi, another sanctuary of Italian cuisine, which is supervised by Mauro Uliassi in Senigallia (AN).  Third place was awarded to Enrico Bartolini MUDEC, owned by Enrico Bartolini and located in Milan.  Just missing the podium in fourth place is Daní Maison in Ischia (NA), and Duomo in fifth, located in Ragusa.

In the second category Antonia Klugmann reigned supreme with her L’Argine a Vencò, in Dolegna del Collio (GO).  She was followed by chef Gianluca Gorini’s daGorini in San Piero in Bagno (FC).  In third position was Dattilo in Strongoli (KR) with Caterina Ceraudo at the helm.  Fourth and fifth place went to Marotta Ristorante in Squille (CE) and Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera (BS).

A general overview of both rankings shows that no less than sixteen regions of the Italian peninsula are represented across both categories.  The most present is Lombardy with 13 venues.  It is followed by Campania (11), Lazio and Veneto (10 each), Piemonte (9), Tuscany (8), Emilia Romagna (7), Marche (5), Abruzzo, Calabria Friuli Venezia Giulia, Puglia and Sicily (4), Liguria and Trentino Alto Adige (3), and Sardegna (1).

“The guide – underscore Barbara Guerra, Luciano Pignataro and Albert Sapere, the three curators of the editorial project – showcases an Italian gastronomic network that is both vivacious and attentive to change.  From the North to the South, it has effectively managed the thousands of difficulties posed by the pandemic.  The different categories present in our guide are meant to assist our readers in their choice of dining experience.  All of the restaurants were visited anonymously by our inspectors and each bill was paid in full.  The assessments that were made take in to account the overall experience and all of the services which are offered to the customers.  Therefore, evaluation is not based solely on the cuisine of a particular venue, but also on the service in the dining area, the cantina, the ability of the establishment to valorize and use products from its own territory, and the attention given to both environmental and economic sustainability.   

 Several important figures in the national enogastronomic sector were recognized by our special awards:  Italian Special Awards 2022 – 50 Top Italy:

Chef of the Year 2022 – D’Amico Award

Enrico Bartolini, Enrico Bartolini MUDEC – Milan, Lombardy

Young Chef of the Year 2022 – S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Award

Domenico Marotta, Marotta Ristorante – Squille (CE), Campania

Dish of the Year 2022 – Mulino Caputo Award

Pasta e pomodoro alla Hilde, Uliassi – Senigallia (AN), Marche

New Entry of the Year 2022 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

Dalla Gioconda – Gabicce Monte (PU), Marche

Maître D’ of the Year 2022 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award

Riccardo Andreoli, Duomo – Ragusa, Sicily

Pastries of the Year 2022 – Mulino Caputo Award

Madonnina del Pescatore – Senigallia (AN), Marche

Best Wine List 2022 – Prosecco DOC Award

Lo Stuzzichino – Massa Lubrense (NA), Campania

Restaurant Manager of the Year 2022 – Solania Award

Raffaele Alajmo, Le Calandre – Rubano (PD), Veneto

Lunch of the Year 2022 – Pastificio dei Campi Award

Il Pagliaccio – Rome, Lazio

Performance of the Year 2022 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

Piazzetta Milù – Castellammare di Stabia (NA), Campania

Innovation and Sustainability 2022 – Solania Award

L’Argine a Vencò – Dolegna del Collio (GO), Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Valorization of the Territory 2022 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award

daGorini – San Piero in Bagno (FC), Emilia-Romagna

Model of Inspiration 2022 – Pastificio dei Campi Award

Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana – Modena, Emilia-Romagna

Hospitality 2022 – D’Amico Award  

Dattilo – Strongoli (KR), Calabria

Consistency over Time 2022 – Olitalia Award

D’O – Cornaredo (MI), Lombardia

Family Tradition 2022 – Olitalia Award

La Brinca – Ne (GE), Liguria


Over the course of the week which preceded the awards ceremony, other sections of the 2022 guide were announced.  These include the “Low Cost” category (with Mezza Pagnotta, Ruvo di Puglia – BA in first place) and “Trattorie/Osterie” (with Sora Maria e Arcangelo, Olevano Romano – RM triumphing).  To conclude with our news for this edition, we are proud to announce 6 more rankings, also divided by typology.  They include most popular restaurant categories according to public demand:  Ethnic Foods – Steakhouses – Innovative Formats – Sandwiches – Sushi – Seafood Restaurants.

Project Partners:

Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, D’Amico, Olitalia, S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Latteria Sorrentina, Pastificio dei Campi, Solania, Birrificio Fratelli Perrella, Mulino Caputo.


The following is the complete ranking for the category “Top Restaurants” by 50 Top Italy – The Best Italian Restaurants of 2022:

1          Osteria Francescana, Modena, Emilia-Romagna

2          Uliassi, Senigallia (AN), Marche

3          Enrico Bartolini MUDEC, Milano, Lombardia

4          Daní Maison, Ischia (NA), Campania

5          Duomo, Ragusa, Sicilia

6          Le Calandre, Rubano (PD), Veneto

7          Enoteca Pinchiorri, Firenze, Toscana

8          Madonnina del Pescatore, Senigallia (AN), Marche

9          Il Pagliaccio, Roma, Lazio

10        Taverna Estia, Brusciano (NA), Campania

11        D’O, Cornaredo (MI), Lombardia

12        Del Cambio, Torino, Piemonte

13        Piazza Duomo, Alba (CN), Piemonte

14        La Pergola, Roma, Lazio

15        Don Alfonso 1890, Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi (NA), Campania

16        Dal Pescatore, Canneto sull’Oglio (MN), Lombardia

17        Reale, Castel di Sangro (AQ), Abruzzo

18        Piazzetta Milù, Castellammare di Stabia (NA), Campania

19        La Tana Gourmet, Asiago (VI), Veneto

20        Angelo Sabatelli Ristorante, Putignano (BA), Puglia

21        Casa Perbellini, Verona, Veneto

22        Cracco, Milano, Lombardia

23        Agli Amici, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

24        La Peca, Lonigo (VI), Veneto

25        Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Milano, Lombardia

26        La Torre del Saracino, Vico Equense (NA), Campania

27        La Madia, Licata (AG), Sicilia

28        El Molin, Cavalese (TN), Trentino-Alto Adige

29        La Trota, Rivodutri (RI), Lazio

30        Ristorante Berton, Milano, Lombardia

31        Ristorante Laite, Sappada (UD), Friuli-Venezia Giulia

32        Aqua Crua, Barbarano Vicentino (VI), Veneto

33        Damini Macelleria & Affini, Arzignano (VI), Veneto

34        Pipero Roma, Roma, Lazio

35        IYO Experience, Milano, Lombardia

36        Caino, Montemerano (GR), Toscana

37        Antica Osteria Cera, Campagna Lupia (VE), Veneto

38        Ristorante Romano, Viareggio (LU), Toscana

39        Terrazza Gallia, Milano, Lombardia

40        San Domenico, Imola (BO), Emilia-Romagna

41        Poggio Rosso, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), Toscana

42        Virtuoso Gourmet – Tenuta Le Tre Virtù, Scarperia e San Piero (FI), Toscana

43        Magnolia, Cesenatico (FC), Emilia-Romagna

44        Joia, Milano, Lombardia

45        Gourmetstube Einhorn, Vipiteno (BZ), Trentino-Alto Adige

46        Palazzo Petrucci, Napoli, Campania

47        Christian & Manuel Ristorante, Vercelli, Piemonte

48        Accursio Ristorante, Modica (RG), Sicilia

49        Impronta d’Acqua, Lavagna (GE), Liguria

50        Pashà, Conversano (BA), Puglia


The following is the complete ranking for the category “Gourmet Dining” by 50 Top Italy – The Best Italian Restaurants of 2022:

1          L’Argine a Vencò, Dolegna del Collio (GO), Friuli-Venezia Giulia

2          daGorini, San Piero in Bagno (FC), Emilia-Romagna

3          Dattilo, Strongoli (KR), Calabria

4          Marotta Ristorante, Squille (CE), Campania

5          Lido 84, Gardone Riviera (BS), Lombardia

6          Pascucci al Porticciolo, Fiumicino (RM), Lazio

7          Qafiz, Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte (RC), Calabria

8          Colline Ciociare, Acuto (FR), Lazio

9          Condividere, Torino, Piemonte

10        28 Posti, Milano, Lombardia

11        Dina, Gussago (BS), Lombardia

12        Ristorante Villa Maiella, Guardiagrele (CH), Abruzzo

13        Dalla Gioconda, Gabicce Monte (PU), Marche

14        Materia, Cernobbio (CO), Lombardia

15        Ristorante Andreina, Loreto (AN), Marche

16        Ristorante Abbruzzino, Catanzaro, Calabria

17        Zia Restaurant, Roma, Lazio

18        L’Asinello, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), Toscana

19        Abocar Due Cucine, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna

20        Oasis Sapori Antichi, Vallesaccarda (AV), Campania

21        Re Santi e Leoni, Nola (NA), Campania

22        Stube Gourmet, Asiago (VI), Veneto

23        Casa Sgarra, Trani (BT), Puglia

24        Il Bavaglino, Terrasini (PA), Sicilia

25        Hostaria Ducale, Genova, Liguria

26        Gambero Rosso, Marina di Gioiosa Ionica (RC), Calabria

27        Acqua Pazza, Ponza (LT), Lazio

28        Il Povero Diavolo, Poggio Torriana (RN), Emilia-Romagna

29        SUD Ristorante, Quarto (NA), Campania

30        Antica Corte Pallavicina, Polesine Parmense (PR), Emilia-Romagna

31        Casa Format, Orbassano (TO), Piemonte

32        Ristorante Giglio, Lucca, Toscana

33        Essenza, Terracina (LT), Lazio

34        al Metrò, San Salvo (CH), Abruzzo

35        Quintessenza Ristorante, Trani (BT), Puglia

36        Trattoria Al Cacciatore – La Subida, Cormons (GO), Friuli-Venezia Giulia

37        Gabbiano 3.0, Marina di Grosseto (GR), Toscana

38        Atelier Restaurant, Domodossola (VB), Piemonte

39        Lazzaro 1915, Pontelongo (PD), Veneto

40        Borgo Sant’Anna, Monforte d’Alba (CN), Piemonte

41        Cannavacciuolo Bistrot Torino, Torino, Piemonte

42        Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina, Roma, Lazio

43        Il Faro di Capo d’Orso, Maiori (SA), Campania

44        La Bandiera, Civitella Casanova (PE), Abruzzo

45        Casa Rapisarda, Numana (AN), Marche

46        Josto, Cagliari, Sardegna

47        Orto by Jorg Giubbani, Moneglia (GE), Liguria

48        La Cru, Romagnano (VR), Veneto

49        Gardenia, Caluso (TO), Piemonte

50        Zum Löwen, Tesimo (BZ), Trentino-Alto Adige

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