Eating in Italy is always a good idea! There’s an endless list of best places to eat in the amazing homeland of Pasta and Pizza. From North to South, every region has its speciality and its characteristic traits. Today we will focus on the North-Central part, showing you the best of culinary art and five-star experiences through a description of the TOP 7 restaurants.
Located in the outstanding Tuscan hills, Arnolfo is a lively and convivial family-run restaurant, considered one of Tuscany’s top dining destinations. The Michelin Start Chef Gaetano Trovato delights clients with true Mediterranean dishes. In particular, we should mention his amazing starters – fresh baguette dipped in a rich extra virgin olive oil and caramelised quail eggs on tuna mousse – and his Squid Tiramisu, with mascarpone and potato.
Milan hosts Berton Restaurant, owned by Chef Andrea Berton, that was awarded with Two Michelin Stars. He has been able to create an elegant and modern setting, a delightful marriage of smart design and luxuries of modernity. His menu offers a wide variety of mouth – watering starters, beautifully displayed in elegant plates.
Verona, the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet, offers great options in terms of restaurants and places to eat in general. One of them is the five-star Restaurant Casa Perbellini, a small yet comfortable house, carefully decorated and harmoniously combined with the space, the open kitchen and the small brigade. The highly synchronised, young and energetic team is directed by the Chef Perbellini, that provides clients with menus created exclusively for each one of them.
Locanda 4 Cuochi
In Verona, a stone’s throw from the Arena, there is Locanda 4 Cuochi, a modern “trattoria” with a high-quality gastronomic proposal, but at an affordable price. The restaurant is managed by Giancarlo Perbellini, Andrea Manzoli, Dario Fracasso and Moreno Pellegrini, 4 excellent cooks that prepare seasonal dishes, inspired by Italian traditions and made with modern cooking techniques.
Situated on the ground floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca in Florence, Il Palagio is an example of stunning architecture, with antique interiors and a charming garden, that impresses every visitor for its numerous enchanting columns.
Chef Vito Mollica, assisted by Executive Sous Chef Marco Veneruso and his team, offers multi-course tasting menus with wine pairing. Cavatelli pasta ‘cacio e pepe’ with marinated red prawns and baby squid is the best first course of Il Palagio menu, awarded “dish of the year” in the 2013 edition of influential Italian restaurant guide “Guida Ristoranti Espresso 2013”.
Once you are in Florence you cannot prevent you from going to Cibreo, another MasterChef Restaurant in the area of Tuscany. Cibreo offers dishes originated from different Italian regions: pasta from Puglia, Florentine olives, Sicilian lemons, “Clementini” from Calabria and truffle diggers from San Miniato and Piedmont. A mix of the Italian specialities; you couldn’t ask for more, could you?
Il Santo Bevitore
We conclude this article showing you another one of the best Florence’s restaurants: Il Santo Bevitore. The place is well-known for providing the best quality of food, a vast selection of wines as well as an inviting atmosphere with a very cosmopolitan touch to it. Owners Marco and Martina Baldesi and Stefano Sebastiani serve Mediterranean-inspired, locally-sourced and seasonal menus that change every three months. Quality and taste are guaranteed: simply excellent!
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