The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London (1)

Love Italian Life is delighted to announce the nominees for The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London 2018 Awards voted for by the public.

The shortlisted restaurants will have an exciting opportunity to win a final place in The Love Italian Life 2018 Awards in Dublin on October 11th which is an international ceremony celebrating the best contemporary Italian restaurants and their authentic chefs across the UK, Ireland and Italy.

The nominated Italian restaurants in London were selected by an independent panel of Italian food and beverage experts excelling in all key criteria including the quality of ingredients, recipe innovation, contemporary Italian cooking techniques, dish presentation and Italian heritage of chefs. 

With a population of 8.7 million people and hundreds upon hundreds of so called Italian restaurants to choose from in the capital – how does one ensure they are eating the finest and most authentic Italian cuisine London (a city 707 miles from Venice) has to offer?

Many expert chefs from the gastronomic hotspots that stretch from North to South Italia such as Emilia Romagna and Sicily will tell you it simply comes down to the freshness and quality of ingredients used for a superb pasta, seafood dish or Pizza. Then again the most successful restaurant proprietors of Rome and Milan will tell you a lot of their success is a direct result of the majestic table service, personality and flow of their waiters. Perhaps it has something to do with the sublime choice of White, Red and Prosecco combinations that form the perfect meal pairing – almost as if Mamma or Nonna gave the proud nod herself from her kitchen to your table.

After the huge success of our 5 Best Authentic Italian Restaurants in London 2017 Video (View Here), Love Italian Life asks the classic question with an exciting public vote on which leading location is the best authentic Italian restaurant in London for 2018.

The shortlisted restaurants and their chefs are: 


Locanda Locatelli | Giorgio Locatelli



Macellaio RC | Matteo Riganelli



Rossodisera | Igor Iacopini



San Carlo Cicchetti | Franco Bellomusto



Sartoria | Francesco Mazzei 



Online Voting links for each of the restaurants featured above will soon be open to the UK and international public to cast their vote on which shortlisted restaurant should become ‘The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London 2018’. The top placed restaurants in London will then have an exciting opportunity to attend the final international awards ceremony which is The Love Italian Life 2018 Awards in Dublin on October 11th with the chance to win the following top two awards:

1) The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London Award 

2) The Best Italian Chef in Europe Award 2018

The Love Italian Life 2018 Awards final ceremony in Dublin on Thursday October 11th will be a sophisticated red carpet event with professional videographers, photographers, international media, journalists, sponsors, live video streaming and engaging event hosts. A champagne reception, diverse range of food and unique entertainment will be provided around the main awards ceremony for all invited Italian chefs making it a truly unforgettable evening for all in attendance. 

For more information, please Contact Us HERE.

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