5 Michelin Star Restaurants in Italy

By Lauren Jade Hill

It’s no secret that Italy excels in creating outstanding cuisine, from traditional Italian fare to inspired modern plates. Reflecting this culinary mastery, the country has an abundance of Michelin-recommended restaurants, including 340 with Michelin stars, and eight of these have set themselves apart by garnering three stars. We take a look at five of the most highly rated Michelin star restaurants in Italy that are each noted for the one-of-a-kind experience they provide.

La Pergola, Rome

With the accomplished chef Heinz Beck behind the menu here, La Pergola has become a restaurant visitors plan their trip around. Located within the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the restaurant sits within resplendent surroundings while commanding impressive views over the ancient city. Laying claim to three Michelin stars, the cuisine is exceptional in its creativity while also embracing Italian and Mediterranean flavors. The seven or 10-course menu consists of plates such as amberjack tartare on strawberry ice crush with almond mousse and finger lime, and loin of lamb with wild fennel in cereal crust with goat cheese pearls. Wine pairing is then in the hands of award-winning sommelier Marco Reitano.