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:

Region Restaurant Chef Name Website
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/
Calabria Qafiz Nino Rossi https://qafiz.it/
Campania President Paolo Gramaglia https://www.ristorantepresident.it/it
Campania Kresios Giuseppe Iannotti https://www.kresios.com/
Emilia-Romagna Inkiostro Terry Giacomello https://www.ristoranteinkiostro.it/
Emilia-Romagna Marconi Aurora Mazzucchelli http://www.ristorantemarconi.it/index.html
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/
Lombardy Berton Andrea Berton https://www.ristoranteberton.com/en/
Lombardy D’O Davide Oldani http://www.cucinapop.do/en
Marche Andreina Errico Recanati http://www.ristoranteandreina.it/
Marche Uliassi Mauro Uliassi http://www.uliassi.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/
Sardinia ConFusion Italo Bassi http://www.confusion-restaurant.com/chef-italo-bassi/
Sardinia S’Apposentu Roberto Petza http://www.sapposentu.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
Tuscany Caino Valeria Piccini http://www.dacaino.it/
Umbria Vespasia Valentino Palmisano http://vespasianorcia.com/
Umbria Casa Vissani Gianfranco Vissani https://casavissani.it/it/
Veneto Venissa Chiara Pavan https://www.venissa.it/en/
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.

Results

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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