Chef Nadia Santini’s restaurant, Dal Pescatore, is located in the hamlet of Canneto sull'Oglio in Lombardy, Italy. The restaurant was originally opened by Santini's husband's great grandparents in the 1910s. Nadia took over the running of the restaurant alongside her husband in 1974, when she began her culinary training with her new husband’s grandmother Teresa. In 1996, the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars, with Santini becoming the first female chef in Italy to earn that level of accolade. Today she works at the restaurant with her husband Antonio, who manages the restaurant’s front of house team, as well as their sons Alberto and Giovanni.

This year saw Nadia being awarded 2013 Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female chef from The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.

Nadia has also appeared on television in German filmmaker Lutz Hachmeister’s documentary Three Stars, which Santini starred in amongst other chefs from Michelin starred restaurants.

At the helm of the culinary dynasty that is the Santini family, Nadia Santini’s cheffing expertise has lifted the restaurant to the highest of heights, whilst remaining true to the values installed by Teresa Santini. Nadia and her family describe their cuisine as full of character and charm; courteous, peaceful, a never ending journey of exploration and discovery. Ultimately, she wishes to provide each diner with an enriching culinary experience.


  • 3 Michelin Stars 
  • Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef, 2013




Dal Pescatore

46013 Canneto sull'Oglio



+39 0376 723001