Massimo Bottura conquista il secondo posto al World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Massimo Bottura wins second prize in the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ awards

The Osteria Francescana in Modena is the second best restaurant in the world

LONDON –The awards ceremony for the World's 50 Best Restaurants was recently held at London’s Guildhall by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. During the evening, the rankings for the 50 best restaurants in the world were revealed, selected from amongst the 1000 international experts from the World's 50 Best Restaurant Academy. Second prize went to Italy, thanks to Massimo Bottura and his Osteria Francescana in Modena.

Italy and the podium

Number one in the World's 50 Best were the Roca brothers - Joan, Josep and Jordi – from El Celler De Can Roca: after their victory in 2013, and their drop to second place a year later, the magic trio have triumphed again and returned to the top of the rankings. Behind Bottura, who was in second place, was Rene Redzepi, chef at Noma in Copenhagen, after coming first on four occasions. As well as Bottura in the top 50, there were another 2 Italian restaurants: in 27th place, Piazza Duomo in Alba in Piedmont and in 34th position, Le Calandre in Rubano, in the province of Padua.

The rankings

1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona (Spain) - World's Best Restaurant and Best Restaurant in Europe

2. Osteria Francescana, Modena (Italy)

3. Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark)

4. Central, Lima (Peru) - Best Restaurant in South America, sponsored by Acqua Panna

5. Eleven Madison Park, New York (USA) - Best Restaurant in North America, sponsored by Acqua Panna

6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian (Spain)

7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (UK)

8. Narisawa, Tokyo (Japan) - Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by Acqua Panna

9. D.O.M. , Sao Paulo (Brazil)

10. Gaggan, Bangkok (Thailand)

11. Mirazur, Menton (France)

12. Arpège, Paris (France)

13. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo (Spain) - HIGHEST CLIMBER

14. Astrid Y Gastón, Lima (Peru)

15. Steirereck, Vienna (Austria)

16. Pujol, Mexico City (Mexico)

17. Arzak, San Sebastian (Spain)

18. Le Bernardin, New York (USA)

19. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu (Spain)

20. The Ledbury, London (UK)

21. Le Chateaubriand, Paris (France)

22. Nahm, Bangkok (Thailand)

23. White Rabbit, Moscow (Russia) – HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

24. Ultraviolet, Shanghai (China) - NEW ENTRY

25. Fäviken, Järpen (Sweden)

26. Alinea, Chicago (USA)

27. Piazza Duomo, Alba (Italy)

28. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town (South Africa) - Best Restaurant in Africa, sponsored by Acqua Panna

29. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo (Japan)

30. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany)

31. Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm (Sweden)

32. Attica, Melbourne (Australia) - Best Restaurant in Australasia, sponsored by Acqua Panna

33. Aqua, Wolfsburg (Germany)

34. Le Calandre, Rubano (Italy)

35. Quintonil, Mexico City (Mexico)

36. L'Astrance, Paris (France)

37. Biko, Mexico City (Mexico)

38. Amber, Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

39. Quique Dacosta, Dénia (Spain)

40. Per Se, New York (USA)

41. Mani, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

42. Tickets, Barcelona (Spain) - NEW ENTRY with Boragò, Santiago (Chile) - NEW ENTRY

44. Maido, Lima (Peru) - NEW ENTRY

45. Relae, Copenhagen (Denmark) - NEW ENTRY and SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT

46. Restaurant André, Singapore (Singapore)

47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris (France)

48. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau (Switzerland)

49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown (USA) - NEW ENTRY

50. The French Laundry, Yountville (USA)