The Michelin Guide Italy 2023 was presented today, for the second year running in Franciacorta – at Relais Franciacorta in Corte Franca. Once again, the event, now in its 68th edition, was streamed live.
The big news of the 2023 edition is undoubtedly the three Michelin stars given to Villa Crespi, helmed by chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo. "This new selection shines for quality and innovation, for the desire to always improve, with new techniques. Italy particularly shines in all its regions, from Lombardy to Sicily: all territories shine for the highest gastronomic level," said Gwendal Poullenac, international director of the Michelin Guide, in a video message.
Alongside a new three-star, there were four new two-stars and 34 new one-star restaurants for this edition. Italy now has 385 starred restaurants: 12 three-star restaurants, 38 two-star restaurants and 335 one-star restaurants.