The Love Italian Life Awards have just launched the first ever official list of the 100 Best Italian restaurants in Europe covering Italy, the UK and Ireland.

The official video has just premiered on YouTube and Facebook.

The list includes 88 Michelin starred restaurants across 19 regions in Italy as well as six Italian restaurants in London and six in Dublin.

The Love Italian Life 2019 Awards is sponsored by Vita Italiana & Scavolini where the main awards ceremony and supporting events take place in Dublin over November 18th & 19th.

The biggest prize of the evening is the ‘Best Contemporary Restaurant in Italy 2019‘ which began with over 80 leading Michelin Starred restaurants and chefs across Italy competing for this special award including:

Alessio Davidè, Andrea Berton, Angelo Sabatelli, Antonino Cannavacciuolo, Aurora Mazzucchelli, Carlo Cracco, Chiara Pavan, Ciccio Sultano, Ciro Sicignano, Claudio Melis, Claudio Pasquarelli, Costardi Brothers, Cristina Bowerman, Davide Oldani, Edoardo Fumagalli, Enrico Crippa, Errico Recanati, Italo Bassi, Floriano Pellegrino, Isabella Potí, Lorenzo Cogo, Massimo Bottura, Mauro Uliassi, Moreno Cedroni, Niko Romito, Norbert Niederkofler, Paolo Gramaglia, Paolo Masieri, Patrizia Di Benedetto, Terry Giacomello, Tony Lo Coco, Valentino Palmisano, Valeria Piccini, Vitantonio Lombardo and William Zonfa.

The Awards

The Love Italian Life Awards is the industry leader in celebrating the greatest Italian restaurants and chefs in Europe with over 20 diverse awards to be presented on the evening including The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London 2019 and The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in Dublin 2019. All featured Italian chefs wait in joint anticipation to see which of them will take home the incredible ‘Best Italian Chef in Europe 2019’ Award on the night. The Love Italian Life Awards is presented in the company of Europe’s most influential Italian chefs, culinary experts and international media. The Love Italian Life Awards has just under a quarter million video views on their social media channels demonstrating the international demand for their unique content to passionate Italian food and culture lovers worldwide.

What are the Rules of the Awards Voting Process?

For the first round of public voting, a shortlist of restaurants across all 2019 award category regions and cities were selected by a panel of independent Italian food & beverage experts including renowned critics, award winning writers and exhibition judges. Key assessment criteria included the quality of ingredients, recipe innovation, contemporary Italian cooking techniques, dish presentation and wine pairing selection. Each of these locations enter a local online public vote for the chance to secure the proud status of winning their regional award category. The top two seeded restaurants for each of the regions then enter the last round of the competition with a place at the final awards ceremony in Dublin on November 19th. The winning regional restaurants are announced at the award ceremony as well as the national prize of one location being crowned the Best Contemporary Restaurant in Italy for 2019 which is decided by a final online public vote for all ceremony final nominees.


The results are published online ( and via social media once they have been announced to the final shortlist of Italian restaurants, chefs, sponsors and media at the The Love Italian Life 2019 Awards ceremony in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 19th November. Further information, photography and video footage is available on 


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