With 27 new entries in the Michelin Guide’s one-star category – for a total of 294 – and 5 new entries in the two-star one – for a total of 41 -, Italy can boast a grand total of 343 starred restaurants, including the 8 ones in the three-star category.
The 8 restaurant that in the Michelin Guide for Italy 2017 have been awarded nothing less than three stars are the same ones that received the same recognition in the previous edition. This is a demonstration that excellence is not a matter of luck. Success is always a natural consequence of just the right combination of talent and hard work. Moreover, the chef has to take many variables into account, each one an element that contributes to the success of the restaurant. Improvisation and brilliance are musts during the creation process, but they must rest on foundations of indisputable technical knowledge. Indeed, it is also essential for the chef to be able to select and lead a team that is worthy of his/her utmost trust.
A restaurant to be part of the three-star elite has to be an artistic clockwork, where genius, know-how, and managerial perfection flawlessly merge to pleasure, surprise and seduce the most demanding patrons. Here are the Italian restaurants that according to the Michelin Guide have all of these characteristics:
“Piazza Duomo” in Alba, Cuneo;
“Da Vittorio” in Brusaporto, Bergamo;
“Dal pescatore” in Canneto sull’oglio, Mantova;
“Le Calandre” in Rubano, Padua;
“Osteria Francescana” in Modena;
“Enoteca Pinchiorri” in Florence;
“La Pergola” in Rome;
“Reale” in Castel di Sangro, L’Aquila
Ilona Catani Scarlett