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News & Views 2 minutes 25 November 2020

The MICHELIN Guide Italy 2021 unveiled

Michelin is pleased to unveil its new edition of the MICHELIN Guide Italy 2021 during the 66th edition. This occasion also marked the debut of a new distinction – the MICHELIN Green Star – awarded to chefs who promote sustainable cooking.

The 29 new additions, across 13 Italian regions, comprise 3 Two Stars and 26 One Stars, making a total of 371 Starred restaurants. All 11 existing Three Star establishments have retained their status.

The live-streamed event was hosted by Petra Loreggian alongside Michelin Ambassador Federica Pellegrini, who announced the names of the 13 chefs who have been awarded the MICHELIN Green Star. Containing the 2021 Michelin Guide, the Michelin Ristoranti app for iOS will be available for free from today. The Guide’s paper edition will be available in bookshops from November 26.

Three new venues are awarded Two Stars, bringing the total number of Michelin Two Stars restaurants to 37:

Ristorante D’O - San Pietro All’Olmo (MI)
Having anticipated trends, been quickest out of the blocks and enjoyed huge success with experimental endeavors such as his "pop cuisine", this is a chef who needs no introduction. But dining in his restaurant means getting to know Davide Oldani on a whole new level, packed full of food memories and exciting journeys. He has also earned the Green Star because of his commitment to young staff and instilling them with local values.

Ristorante Harry’s Piccolo - Trieste
As a trading crossroads and cultural melting pot, Trieste is perfectly represented by Matteo Metullio’s extraordinary cuisine. A true local with an open-minded spirit, his best products sometimes travel great distances before reaching the kitchens of Harry's Piccolo, where they are combined harmoniously and innovatively to provide the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

Santa Elisabetta - Florence
It is said that Campanians are born to cook and that chefs from the region can produce food of the very highest quality wherever they find themselves. Rocco De Santis is no exception. His exquisite cuisine has taken Florence by storm with an explosion of color and imagination.

There are 26 new One Star restaurants in this year’s selection, taking the total to 323. Among the new starred, 16 restaurants represent the young guard of Italian gastronomy since they are run by young chefs under 35 and sometimes under 30 years old.

Don Alfonso 1890 San Barbato Donato De Leonardis* Lavello (PZ)
Relais Blu Alberto Annarumma Massa Lubrense / Termini (NA)
Re Santi e Leoni Luigi Salomone ** Nola (NA)
Lorelei Ciro Sicignano** Sorrento (NA)
Osteria del Povero Diavolo Giuseppe Gasperoni * Torriana (RN)
Zia Antonio Ziantoni ** Rome
Essenza Simone Nardoni** Terracina (LT)
Nove Giorgio Servetto Alassio (SV)
Impronta D'Acqua Ivan Maniago** Lavagna / Cavi (GE)
Kitchen Andrea Casali* Como
AALTO Takeshi Iwai Milan
Borgo Sant'Anna Pasquale Laera** Monforte d'Alba (CN)
Piano 35 Christian Balzo Turin
Casa Sgarra Felice Sgarra ** Trani (BT)
Poggio Rosso Juan Camilo Quintero** Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)
Gabbiano 3.0 Alessandro Rossi* Marina di Grosseto (GR)
Franco Mare Alessandro Ferrarini Marina di Pietrasanta (LU)
Sala dei Grappoli Domenico Francone Montalcino / Poggio alle Mura (SI)
Linfa Vincenzo Martella San Gimignano (SI)
Peter Brunel Restaurant Gourmet Peter Brunel Arco (TN)
Prezioso Heigon Heiss Merano / Freiberg (BZ)
Senso Alfio Ghezzi Mart Alfio Ghezzi Rovereto (TN)
Vecchio Ristoro Filippo Oggioni** Aosta
SanBrite Riccardo Gaspari ** Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)
La Cru Giacomo Sacchetto** Romagnano (VR)
Amistà Mattia Bianchi** San Pietro in Cariano (VR)

* under 30 ** under 35

The 11 Three Stars restaurants of the Peninsula retain their status
The restaurants that are “worth a special journey” confirm their status in MICHELIN Guide Italy 2021:
Piazza Duomo in Alba (CN), Da Vittorio in Brusaporto (BG), St. Hubertus in San Cassiano (BZ), Le Calandre in Rubano (PD), Dal Pescatore in Canneto Sull’Oglio (MN), Osteria Francescana in Modena, Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, La Pergola in Rome, Reale in Castel di Sangro (AQ), Mauro Uliassi in Senigallia (AN) and Enrico Bartolini al MUDEC in Milan.

MICHELIN GREEN STARS

Gardenia Mariangela Susigan Caluso
Don Alfonso 1890 Alfonso ed Ernesto Jaccarino Sant' Agata sui Due Golfi
Osteria Francescana Massimo Bottura Modena
Dattilo Caterina Ceraudo Strongoli
Lazzaro 1915 Piergiorgio Siviero Pontelongo
Virtuoso Gourmet- Tenuta le Tre Virtù Antonello Sardi San Piero a Sieve
Joia Pietro Leeman Milan
D'O Davide Oldani Cornaredo
I' Ciocio-Osteria di Suvereto Fabrizio Caponi Suvereto
Casa Format Igor Macchia Orbassano
St. Hubertus Norbert Niederkofler San Cassiano
Caffè La Crepa Franco Malinverno Isola Dovarese
Lanterna Verde Roberto Tonola Villa di Chiavenna

Details about the initiatives of chefs who have received a Green Star will be presented on the Michelin Guide website (guide.michelin.com/it/it) over the course of the year through specially created content.

SPECIAL AWARDS in the 2021 edition

Four special awards were given at the presentation of the 2021 Michelin Guide Italy:

THE 2021 MICHELIN YOUNG CHEF AWARD by Lavazza, given to Antonio Ziantoni, Ristorante Zia, Rome.
THE 2021 MICHELIN SERVICE AWARD by Intrecci – Alta Formazione di Sala, given to Christian Rainer, Peter Brunel Ristorante Gourmet, Arco (TN).
THE 2021 MICHELIN CHEF MENTOR AWARD by Blancpain, given to Niko Romito, Ristorante Reale, Castel di Sangro (AQ).
THE 2021 MICHELIN SOMMELIER AWARD by Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, given to Matteo Circella, Ristorante La Brinca, Ne (GE).  

An overview of 2021 Michelin Guide selection:
323 One Star restaurants (26 new)
37 Two Stars restaurants (3 new)
11 Three Stars restaurants
252 Bib's Gourmands restaurants (11 new)
13 new Green Stars

Post-publication changes at newly starred restaurants:
• La Fenice, Ragusa – Chef change made official in October
• L’ARIA, Blevio – Chef change effective December 31

Discover the full selection here


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