Public voting has finished for just under 90 Michelin starred restaurants across 19 regions in Italy resulting in just under 40 restaurant finalists and their chefs reaching The Love Italian Life 2019 Awards ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday November 19th.
Each restaurant finalist has the chance to be crowned The Best Contemporary Restaurant in their Italian region as well as each qualifying for the following top two awards on the night:
- The Best Female / Male Italian Chef in Europe 2019
- The Best Contemporary Restaurant in Italy 2019
The 2019 Michelin starred restaurant finalists and their chefs across Italy are:
|Abruzzo||Al Metrò||Nicola Fossaceca||https://www.ristorantealmetro.it/|
|Abruzzo||Magione Papale||William Zonfa||http://www.magionepapale.it/it/home/|
|Aosta Valley||Vecchio Ristoro||Alfio Fascendini||http://ristorantevecchioristoro.it/|
|Aosta Valley||Le Petit Restaurant||Le Petit Restaurant||https://www.hotelbellevue.it/en/ristoranti/view/le-petit-restaurant|
|Basilicata||Vitantonio Lombardo||Vitantonio Lombardo||https://www.vlristorante.it/en/|
|Calabria||Pietramare Natural Food||Ciro Sicignano||https://www.praiaartresort.com/contatti/|
|Friuli-Venezia Giulia||Osteria Altran||Alessio Davidè||https://www.facebook.com/pg/osteriaaltran/about/?ref=page_internal|
|Friuli-Venezia Giulia||Harry’s Piccolo||Matteo Metullio & Davide De Pra||https://www.harrystrieste.it/it/matteo-metullio/|
|Lazio||Glass Hostaria||Christina Bowerman||https://glasshostaria.it/?lang=en|
|Lazio||La Pergola||Heinz Beck||https://romecavalieri.com/la-pergola/|
|Liguria||Claudio||Claudio & Lara Pasquarelli||https://www.hotelclaudiobergeggi.it/ristorante|
|Liguria||Paolo e Barbara||Paolo Masieri||http://www.paolobarbara.it/|
|Piedmont||Christian e Manuel||Christian & Manuel Costardi||http://www.christianemanuel.it/|
|Piedmont||Piazza Duomo||Enrico Crippa||https://www.piazzaduomoalba.it/it/|
|Puglia||Angelo Sabatelli||Angelo Sabatelli||https://www.angelosabatelliristorante.com/en/|
|Puglia||Bros’||Isabella Potí & Floriano Pellegrino||http://www.brosrestaurant.it/|
|Sicily||Bye Bye Blues||Patrizia Di Benedetto||https://www.byebyeblues.it/michelin-star-restaurant/|
|Sicily||I Pupi||Tony Lo Coco||https://www.ipupiristorante.it/|
|Trentino-Alto Adige||Locanda Margon||Edoardo Fumagalli||https://www.locandamargon.it/|
|Trentino-Alto Adige||In Viaggio||Claudio Melis||https://www.inviaggioristorante.com/en/#aboutus|
|Tuscany||Borgo San Jacopo||Claudio Mengoni||https://www.lungarnocollection.com/it/borgo-san-jacopo|
|Umbria||Casa Vissani||Gianfranco Vissani||https://casavissani.it/it/|
|Veneto||El Coq||Lorenzo Cogo||https://www.elcoq.com/elcoq/ita-home.html|
Closer to the awards ceremony all of the chef finalists will have one peer to peer vote each (non public) to decide which fellow Italian chef will be crowned The Best Female / Male Italian Chef in Europe 2019.
Then one final public vote will happen before the awards ceremony featuring all finalists to decide which location will be crowned The Best Contemporary Restaurant in Italy 2019.
The Love Italian Life 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 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 over 200,000 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 (loveitalianlife.com/) 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 loveitalianlife.com/
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