The first edition of 50 Top Italy, the online guide dedicated to the best of Italian cuisine outside of Italy has been released with The Best Italian Restaurants in the World 2019, a worldwide map of restaurants serving Italy's finest cuisine outside of Italy.
The restaurant evaluations were conducted by 350 anonymous inspectors around the globe, coordinated by Guido Barendson, assessing the gastronomic offering, highlighting the restaurant's ability to offer a cross-section of Italian culture, with an offer 2.0, capable of remaining anchored to tradition, while opening up to new horizons and influences.
Passerini restaurant, in Paris tops the list with Roman chef Giovanni Passerini, long engaged in this adventure across the border.
On the second step, Don Alfonso 1890, in Toronto, while the third position goes to Heinz Beck, in Tokyo. Two restaurants signed by two important names in Italian haute cuisine.
Restaurant Acquarello in Munich is in fourth position, and - to follow - 8 ½ Bombana in Hong Kong, by chef Umberto Bombana, in fifth position.
Europe boasts the most entries, with a total of 18 restaurants, to follow, North America with 16 addresses (14 in the United States and 2 in Canada), then Asia, with a total of ten.
As for the other continents, there are 3 addresses listed in Latin America (2 in Brazil and 1 in Mexico), 1 in Australia, 1 in South Africa, 1 in the United Arab Emirates.
Below is the complete listing of the 50 Best Italian restaurants in the world.
50 TOP ITALY - The Best Italian Restaurants in the World
1° Restaurant Passerini – Paris, France
2° Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto – Toronto, Canada
3° Heinz Beck Restaurant Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
4° 8 ½ Bombana - Hong Kong, China
5° Acquarello – Monaco, Germany
6° Locanda Locatelli – London, UK
7° Marea New York - New York, USA
9° Locanda dell’Angelo - Hong Kong, China
10° LuMi dining – Sydney, Australia
11° Aromi – Prague, Czech Republic
12° Il Lago – Geneva, Switzerland
13° Restaurant Era Ora – Copenaghen, Denmark
14° Tosca – Geneva, Switzerland
15° Fiola DC – Washington, US
16° Il Gattopardo - New York, US
17° Grissini - Hong Kong, China
18° La Scala – Bangkok, Thailand
19° Braci – Singapore, Singapore
20° Gianni Ristorante – Bangkok, Thailand
21° Vetri Cucina – Philadelphia, US
22° La Bottega – Geneva, Switzerland
23° Acquerello - San Francisco, USA
24° Restaurant Le George – Paris, France
25° Ristorante Hotel Cipriani - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
26° Mancini – Stockholm, Sweden
27° Lilia Ristorante - New York, US
28° L’osteria del Becco - Mexico City, Mexico
29° The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri – Dubai, UAE
30° Pelago Ristorante – Chicago, USA
31° Buona Terra – Singapore, Singapore
32° Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca - Vancouver, Canada
33° Paola’s Restaurant - New York, USA
34° Pianeta Terra – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
35° Dilia – Paris, France
36° Ristorante San Giorgio – Copenhagen, Denmark
37° Ai Fiori - New York, USA
38° Picchi Restaurante - San Paolo, Brasil
39° Senzanome – Brussels, Belgium
40° Piccola Cucina - New York, USA
41° Maritozzo – Moscow, Russia
42° Al Tiramisù – Washington, USA
43° Brera Ristorante - Los Angeles, USA
44° Del Posto - New York, USA
45° Sartoria Restaurant – London, UK
46° Carmelo Greco – Frankfurt, Germany
47° 95 Keerom - Cape Town, South Africa
48° Racines – Paris, France
49° Giando Italian Restaurant - Hong Kong, China
50° Belotti Ristorante – Oakland, USA