This morning, the high-end restaurant guidebook gurus at Michelin unveiled their 2016 star rankings for culinary powerhouse Italy.
In this 61st edition of the Italian guide, two new restaurants attain two-star status: Gourmetstube Einhorn, a hotel restaurant in Bolzano specializing in the cuisine of the German-speaking Italian province South Tyrol, and Casa Perbellini in Verona. No new restaurants achieved the coveted three-star status this time around.
One restaurant had a star taken away this year, knocking it down to a single star: chef Davide Scabin’s Combal Zero near Turin, a tasting menu haven located on the grounds of a castle.
Two dozen new restaurants achieved Michelin recognition this year, earning their first star. The 2016 guide contains a total of 334 restaurants; as it currently stands, 288 restaurants in Italy have a single Michelin star, 38 are ranked with two stars, and just eight boast a three-star rating. The print version of the 2016 Italy guide goes on sale in April.
Scope out this year's full list of Michelin Italy ratings, below (though it surely helps if you can read Italian):