ROME: Osteria Francescana, in Modena, with chef Massimo Bottura; L’Argine a Vencò, in Dolegna del Collio (GO), led by Antonia Klugmann; Antica Osteria del Mirasole, in San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO), by Franco Cimini; and Panificio Bonci, in Rome, by Gabriele Bonci triumphed at the 50 Top Italy which was announced at the Teatro Eliseo in Rome on Monday 2 December.
This free online guide is unique because it divides the Italian restaurant sector into four categories: over 120 euros, up to 120 euros, Trattoria/Osteria and Low Cost.
It is a project by LSDM (an annual gourmet cooking congress held since 2008 in Paestum) and is curated by its creators, Barbara Guerra and Albert Sapere, in collaboration with the journalist Luciano Pignataro.
In second and third place for the category Over 120 euros were Uliassi, in Senigalia (AN), by chef Mauro Uliassi, and the St. Hubertus restaurant in San Cassiano (BZ), by Norbert Niederkofler. In the Up to 120 euros ranking, second place went to Lido 84, in Gardone Riviera (BS), by Riccardo Camanini, and third to 28 Posti, in Milan, by Marco Ambrosino.
For the Trattoria/Osteria category, second place was awarded to Trippa in Milan, by Diego Rossi, and third to Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina, in Rome, which is owned by brothers Alessandro and Pierluigi Roscioli.
Finally, in the Low Cost classification, second place went to Anikò, in Senigalia (AN), which is directed by Moreno Cedroni, and third to Generi Alimentari Da Panino, in Modena, by Giuseppe Palmieri.
“What comes out of this – said the three curators – is a valid and authentic picture of the entire Italian restaurant sector. It is a sector which, despite various difficulties, enjoys success. This is primarily due to the fact that we have the fortune to live in a country where every single territory is the custodian of a unique and precious food or raw material. It is no coincidence, in fact, that almost all of the regions of Italy are present in the guide, from the North to the South of the peninsula. The rest is made up of the work, the passion, the competence and the flair of the women and men who participated in this contest. The division of the guide into categories represents our desire to create a project that focuses mainly on the reader’s point of view.”
There are a total of 200 restaurants reviewed by the guide, 50 for each category in 50 Top Italy. A panel of judges composed of 130 inspectors visited the restaurants anonymously, gave their review autonomously and, paid the bill. The parameters used for judging are revolutionary. They include a significant mark given to the service and the welcome which are fundamental elements for a restaurant that treats its guests with care.
The following are the top 10 in each category
Queste le top ten delle quattro categorie di 50 Top Italy:
Top Ten “Over €120”
1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Emilia Romagna
2. Uliassi, Senigallia (AN), Marche
3. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano (BZ), Trentino Alto Adige
4. Danì Maison, Ischia (NA), Campania
5. Piazza Duomo, Alba (CN), Piemonte
6. Duomo, Ragusa, Sicilia
7. La Pergola, Roma, Lazio
8. Taverna Estia, Brusciano (NA), Campania
9. Enrico Bartolini Mudec, Milano, Lombardia
10. Vun Andrea Aprea, Milano, Lombardia
Top Ten “Up to €120”
1. L’Argine a Vencò, Dolegna del Collio (GO), Friuli Venezia Giulia
2. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera (BS), Lombardia
3. 28 Posti, Milano, Lombardia
4. Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Firenze, Toscana
5. Pascucci al Porticciolo, Fiumicino (RM), Lazio
6. Antica Osteria Nonna Rosa, Vico Equense (NA), Campania
7. Materia, Cernobbio (CO), Lombardia
8. Oasis Sapori Antichi, Vallesaccarda (AV), Campania
9. da Gorini, San Piero In Bagno (FC), Emilia Romagna
10. La Tana Gourmet, Asiago (VI), Veneto
Top Ten “Trattorie/Osterie”
1. Antica Osteria del Mirasole, San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO), Emilia Romagna
2. Trippa, Milano, Lombardia
3. Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina, Roma, Lazio
4. La Brinca, Ne (GE), Liguria
5. Ristorante Consorzio, Torino, Piemonte
6. Retrobottega, Roma, Lazio
7. Exit gastronomia urbana, Milano, Lombardia
8. Al Convento, Cetara (SA), Campania
9. NU’ Trattoria Italiana dal 1960 – Trattoria di civiltà e libertà contadina, Acuto (FR), Lazio
10. Braceria Bifulco, Ottaviano (NA), Campania
Top Ten “Low Cost”
1. Panificio Bonci, Roma, Lazio
2. Anikò, Senigallia (AN), Marche
3. Generi Alimentari DA PANINO, Modena , Emilia Romagna
4. ‘Ino, Firenze, Toscana
5. Supplizio, Roma, Lazio
6. Masoni Macelleria & Bistrot, Viareggio (LU), Toscana
7. Nud e Crud, Rimini, Emilia Romagna
8. La Tradizione, Vico Equense (NA), Campania
9. Fud Bottega Sicula Catania, Catania, Sicilia
10. Trapizzino, Roma, Lazio