The Michelin Guide Italy 2021 Results Unveiled

03 Dec 2020
3 min read
Last week, one of the world’s most renowned restaurant directories, the Michelin Guide, unveiled its selection of the best gastronomic venues in Italy for 2021. This occasion also marked the debut of a new distinction – the Michelin Green Star – which is awarded to chefs who are at the forefront of sustainable cooking.

There are 29 new additions from 13 different Italian regions in the Michelin Guide Italy 2021. These newly recognized restaurants comprise 3 Two Stars and 26 One Stars, which results in a total of 371 Starred restaurants in Italy. The 11 Three-Star venues from 2020 have all retained their ranking in the 2021 guide.

The event took place on 25 November 2020 and was live-streamed across the globe. The 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. There is also now a free Michelin Ristoranti app available for iOS that contains the 2021 Michelin Guide results, and the Guide’s paper edition is also currently available in bookshops.

Three new venues were are awarded Two Stars, this brings the total number of Michelin Two Star restaurants to 37. The newly-awarded Two Star establishments are:

There are 26 new One Star restaurants in this year’s selection, taking the  total number of One Star restaurants in the country to a whopping 323. Although, 20 restaurants did end up losing their stars this year. Among the newly starred, there are 16 restaurants run by chefs under the age of 35, showcasing the talent of the Italian youth. The new One Star restaurants include:

The restaurants that are “worth a special journey” and that have retained their top-tier status include:

The restaurants which have been awarded Green Stars for their sustainability efforts include the below. Details about the initiatives of chefs who have received a Green Star will be presented on the Michelin Guide website over the course of the year through specially created content.

There were also four special awards presented at this year’s revelation:

  • THE 2021 MICHELIN YOUNG CHEF AWARD by Lavazza: Antonio Ziantoni, Ristorante Zia, Rome
  • THE 2021 MICHELIN SERVICE AWARD by Intrecci – Alta Formazione di Sala: Christian Rainer, Peter Brunel Ristorante Gourmet, Arco
  • THE 2021 MICHELIN CHEF MENTOR AWARD by Blancpain: Niko Romito, Ristorante Reale, Castel di Sangro
    THE 2021 MICHELIN SOMMELIER AWARD by Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino: Matteo Circella, Ristorante La Brinca, Campo di Nordest

The full selection of the Michelin Guide Italy 2021 can be viewed here.