The Love Italian Life 2019 Awards international ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 19th in Dublin, Ireland celebrating the greatest contemporary Italian restaurants and chefs in the UK, Ireland and Italy

The awards criteria focuses on the quality of ingredients, recipe innovation, contemporary Italian cooking techniques, dish presentation and Italian heritage of chefs.

The public then fairly decide which of the top nominated restaurants should win via transparent online voting with the results announced at the final awards ceremony.

On the previous day (Monday 18th November) three live pre-ceremony events will also take place to decide the following three prestigious awards where the winners will be announced the following evening at the ceremony: 

  • The Best Contemporary Italian Dish 2019 
  • The Best Contemporary Italian Wine & Food Pairing 2019 
  • The Best Contemporary Italian Cocktail 2019

Last year the winning Italian restaurants and chefs across the 24 different award categories were:

The Best Contemporary Restaurant in Italy 2018 sponsored by Mionetto: El Coq, Vicenza, Veneto | Chef Owner Lorenzo Cogo (https://www.elcoq.com/)

The Italian Lifetime Achievement 2018: Moreno Cedroni | Madonnina del Pescatore, Senigallia, Marche (http://www.morenocedroni.it/en/la-madonnina-del-pescatore/eatery/)

The Best Female Italian Chef in Europe 2018 sponsored by Luxury Food & Lifestyle: Cristina Bowerman | Glass Hostaria, Rome, Lazio (https://glasshostaria.it/glass-eng/?lang=en)

The Best Male Italian Chef in Europe 2018 sponsored by Fazi Battaglia: Niko Romito | Reale, Abruzzo (https://www.nikoromito.com/en/)

The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London 2018 sponsored by PizzaGroup: Macellaio RC | Owner Roberto Costa (https://www.macellaiorc.com/)

The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in Dublin 2018 sponsored by Little Italy: Rosa Madre | Owner Luca De Marzio (http://www.rosamadre.ie/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Dish 2018 sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro: El Coq, Vicenza, Veneto | Chef Owner Lorenzo Cogo (https://www.elcoq.com/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Wine & Food Pairing 2018 sponsored by Miele: Macellaio RC | Executive Chef Matteo Riganelli (https://www.macellaiorc.com/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Cocktail 2018 sponsored by The European Bartender School: Chef Owner Gaetano Trovato | Arnolfo, Tuscany (https://www.arnolfo.com/en/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Abruzzo 2018: Reale, Abruzzo | Chef Owner Niko Romito (https://www.nikoromito.com/en/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Aosta Valley 2018: La Clusaz, Aosta Valley | Executive Chef Maurizio Grange (http://www.laclusaz.it/index.php/it/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Calabria 2018: Abbruzzino, Calabria | Chef Owner Luca Abbruzzino (http://www.abbruzzino.it/#pg-homepage-page)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Campania 2018: Quattro Passi, Campania | Chef Owner Tonino Mellino (https://www.ristorantequattropassi.it/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Emilia-Romagna 2018: Osteria Francescana | Chef Owner Massimo Bottura (https://www.osteriafrancescana.it/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2018: Agli Amici, Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Chef Owner Emanuele Scarello (https://www.agliamici.it/en/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Lazio 2018: Il Tino, Rome, Lazio | Chef Owner Daniele Usai (https://www.ristoranteiltino.com/en/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Lombardy 2018: Cracco, Milano | Chef Owner Carlo Cracco (https://www.ristorantecracco.it/en/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Piedmont 2018: Piazza Duomo, Alba, Piedmont | Chef Owner Enrico Crippa (https://www.piazzaduomoalba.it/en/enrico-crippa/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Sardinia 2018: Dal Corsaro, Sardinia | Chef Owner Stefano Deidda (https://www.jre.eu/en/find-restaurant/view/dalcorsaro)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Sicily 2018: Locanda Don Serafino | Chef Owner Vincenzo Candiano (http://www.locandadonserafino.it/ristorante/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Marche 2018: Ristorante Uliassi | Chef Owner Mauro Uliassi (http://www.uliassi.it/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Trentino-Alto Adige 2018: Terra – The Magic Place, Trentino-Alto Adige | Chef Owner Heinrich Schneider (https://terra.place/en/restaurant.html)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Tuscany 2018: Arnolfo, Tuscany | Chef Owner Gaetano Trovato (https://www.arnolfo.com/en/)

The Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Veneto 2018: El Coq, Vicenza, Veneto | Chef Owner Lorenzo Cogo (https://www.elcoq.com/)

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