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Luxury restaurants: which are the most expensive in Italy

Italian luxury restaurants are a guarantee as regards the quality of the menus, the refinement of the dishes, the service and the attention reserved to their guests. Which and where are the most expensive and luxurious restaurants in Italy?


Italian luxury restaurants are a guarantee as regards the quality of the menus, the service and the attention given to their guests. Especially in Italy, there are some that stand out for the exclusivity of the locations, the service offered and the refinement of the dishes: let's find out which and where are the most expensive and luxurious Italian restaurants.


The most luxurious Italian restaurants

Italian luxury restaurants: the most expensive - Santandrea Luxury Houses Enjoying a meal in a real Italian luxury restaurant is a once in a lifetime experience. The dishes and flavors offered to guests by these structures are truly exceptional, in some cases unique. The luxury restaurants guarantee dream menus in exclusive locations, as well as elegant interiors and a very high quality treatment. But what are the best luxury restaurants in Italy? After having already presented the best destinations for a luxury holiday in Italy, we will also try to help you in choosing the most luxurious restaurants in Italy according to The World's Best 50 Restaurants ranking.

  • Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Brescia, Lombardy) - The restaurant of chef Riccardo Camanini is the first among the Italian ones in the world ranking of The World's Best 50 Restaurants, at position number 15, and is characterized by dishes that favor the products of the Lake of Garda and the pastures of the area.
  • Piazza Duomo (Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont) - This restaurant occupies position 18 in the world ranking and is in the hands of chef Enrico Crippa, who offers various gastronomic itineraries, including one focused on Barolo, with proposals for dishes combined with the excellent wine produced right in Piedmont.
  • Le Calandre (Rubano, Padua, Veneto) - We go down to position 26 for the restaurant of the Alajmo brothers, who offer different menus of seven or eight courses, characterized by creative and unique dishes such as roasted tomatoes with lavender aubergine ice cream and tortelli di fresh onion juice with cumin and coffee with black truffle yeast sauce.
  • Reale (Castel di Sangro, L'Aquila, Abruzzo) - At number 29 of The World's Best Restaurants we find this truly original restaurant, housed in a 1500s monastery in the Abruzzo mountains and led by chef Niko Romito, famous for his techniques innovative products designed to enhance the flavors of the region's ingredients.
  • Uliassi (Senigallia, Ancona Marche) - Shortly after the middle of the world ranking, at position number 52, here is the restaurant of chef Mauro Uliassi, which offers a gastronomic journey that integrates the tastes of the earth with those of the sea like few others in the world.
  • St. Hubertus (San Cassiano, Bolzano, Trentino Alto Adige) - The last Italian restaurant of the 100 selected worldwide by The World's Best Restaurants is located at position 54 and is the restaurant of Norbert Niederkofler, with his very close culinary approach to the territory and also close to some principles of foraging.

In addition to the 100 restaurants in the world selected by The World's Best 50 Restaurants, there are also those chosen by 50 Top Italy, which can be explored directly on the official website and of which we propose only the top 10 Great Restaurants 2022, within which we they find two of the ones already presented a few lines ago.

    1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Emilia-Romagna)
    2. Uliassi (Senigallia, Ancona, Marche)
    3. Enrico Bartolini MUDEC (Milan, Lombardy)
    4. Daní Maison (Ischia, Naples, Campania)
    5. Duomo (Ragusa, Sicily)
    6. Le Calandre (Rubano, Pordenone, Veneto)
    7. Enoteca Pinchiorri (Florence, Tuscany)
    8. Madonnina del Pescatore (Senigallia, Ancona, Marche)
    9. Il Pagliaccio (Rome, Lazio)
    10. Taverna Estia (Brusciano, Naples, Campania)

The most expensive restaurants in Italy and their prices

Italian luxury restaurants: prices - Santandrea Luxury Houses So far we did not face the topic of the prices of these Italian luxury restaurants, but now is the time to find out how much it costs to eat in the most expensive restaurants in Italy. Let's find out the price ranges of the menus offered by the most exclusive luxury restaurants, where they are located and the names of the chefs who guide them.

  • MUDEC (Milan, Lombardy) - The restaurant of chef Enrico Bartolini, the most starred in Italy, is located in the heart of Milan and offers two tasting proposals, both at a cost of 275 euros, drinks not included (at the price of 190 euros It is possible to add a wine tasting itinerary), which offer nine and ten truly unique dishes respectively
  • Osteria Francescana (Modena, Emilia-Romagna) - The Modenese restaurant of starred chef Massimo Bottura offers support that combine tradition and contemporary cuisine in the tasting menu, with 12 courses that are always different and always at a cost of 290 euros, to which it is possible to add wine tasting at a cost of 190 euros.
  • La Pergola (Rome, Lazio) - Heinz Beck's Roman restaurant offers a ten-course tasting menu at a cost of 290 euros and a seven-course menu at a price of 250 euros, both of which can be enjoyed while admiring one of the most beautiful views of Rome.
  • Enoteca Pinchiorri (Florence, Tuscany) - Chef Annie Féolde, the first woman in Italy with three Michelin stars and fourth in the world, has chosen Florence for her restaurant, which offers a basic six-course menu at a cost of 175 euros, a tasting at the price of 200 euros and a more refined and complete menu that costs 250 euros each.
  • Combal.Zero, Rivoli (Turin, Piedmont) - In the beautiful setting of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Castello di Rivoli, chef Davide Scabin offers a basic tasting menu at a cost of 110 euros and consisting of 5 courses), in addition to the tasting menu Combal.Zero, which has a price of 160 euros per person (drinks not included).
  • Cracco Restaurant (Milan, Lombardy) - For chef Carlo Cracco, one of the most famous chefs in the world, no presentation is needed, as well as for his dishes, which can be enjoyed in the heart of Milan by choosing one of the proposed menus, for a price which ranges from around 130 to around 160 euros each.
  • Casa Vissani (Baschi, Terni, Umbria) - Chef Gianfranco Vissani's restaurant is located in a large park overlooking Lake Corbara and offers two menus, one for 4 courses, at a cost of 130 euros each, and one for 6 courses, the price of which is instead of 180 euros, excluding wines.
  • Only for two (Vacone, Rieti, Lazio) - We close this review of the most expensive restaurants in Italy with a place that is also the smallest luxury restaurant in Italy, since it can only accommodate two people, at a cost of 250 euro each, for a meal dedicated to class, taste… and intimacy.


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