Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Italy Awards 2018 3

Love Italian Life is proud to announce that the Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Italy Awards 2018 will take place in the coming months. This is the only awards ceremony celebrating the greatest gastronomic restaurants in Italy offering the finest culinary experiences in the country.

The process started with a shortlist of 60 Michelin Star restaurants across 15 different Italian regions being selected by a panel of independent Italian experts including renowned critics, award winning writers and exhibition judges. 

Each of these locations will compete against one another locally via an online public vote for the chance to win the proud status of being the Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in their Italian region for 2018. 

The top three and two star Michelin restaurants competing in our awards ceremony have over 3.1 million social media followers. World famous Italian restaurants that will feature include Osteria Francescana by Chef Massimo Bottura, Ristorante Cracco by Carlo Cracco and Enoteca Pinchiorri by Annie Féolde 

Our international awards ceremonies receive national Italian and global press coverage. For example our Best Authentic Italian Restaurants in London Awards 2018 winner Rossodisera featured in this article from one of the largest newspapers in Italy – La

Online Voting is now open for each of the nominated restaurants across the following 12 Italian featured regions (click on region to view):  


Aosta Valley




Le Marche




Trentino-Alto Adige 



Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Italy Awards 2018

The top two placed restaurants for each of the 15 Italian regions (winning regional restaurant to be announced at award ceremony) will enter the final round of the  competition which is the national prize of being crowned the Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in Italy for 2018. 

The results are published online and via social media once they have been announced to the final shortlist of Michelin star restaurants, chefs, sponsors and media at the prestigious Love Italian Life awards 2018 ceremony taking place in in Dublin, Ireland at the end of October.

*Please note that Calabria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Sardinia skip the first round of public voting to proceed to the final national vote because there is only one Michelin Star restaurant in each region. 

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